Hyundai Genesis to get AWD in 2014 image

The new generation of the Hyundai Genesis will benefit from the all-wheel drive technology and will hit the market in 2014.

“We do have a plan to fix that (the lack of an AWD for the Genesis) with the next major model change”, pills said the Hyundai Motor America president and CEO, try John Krafcik.

Being considered a low-key alternative to the big-name German manufacturers like BMW or Mercedes, treatment the Hyundai Genesis is a “near-luxury” model for automotive analysts.

The all-wheel drive technology is playing a major role in competing with the top players in the luxury market, as 29 percent of the BMW 3-Series in the US auto market, 38 percent of the 5-Series and 31 percent of the 7-Series benefit from the AWD.

While the 2014 model will get the all-wheel drive technology, the 2012 one will be powered by a 5.0 liter V8 engine, delivering 429 horsepower.

The AWD technology is just one of the many upgrades needed for the Genesis in order to compete with German car manufacturers and become a more respected player in the luxury segment.