Scoop: New 2014 Hyundai Genesis Sedan gets All-Wheel Drive Option


This is not our first encounter with the next generation 2014 Hyundai Genesis saloon, but this time, our scoop photographer cleverly took a close up shot of the sticker found on this prototype's rear passenger window, which reveals that the car we're looking at is powered by a 3.8-liter V6 engine linked to an automatic transmission and a 4WD system.

The first iteration of the Genesis sedan was offered only with rear-wheel drive and the option of seven engines (depending on the market), including the 3.3-liter V6 GDi / MPi, 3.8-liter V6 GDi / MPi, 4.6-liter V8 MPi with 361hp (366PS) or 378hp (390PS), and more recently, the 5.0-liter V8 GDi with 429hp (435PS).

In North America, and aside from the 3.8-liter V6, the new Genesis will surely get the 5.0-liter V8, but at this point, we do not know if the flagship engine will be offered with all-wheel drive as an option or exclusively with rear-wheel drive. If not from launch, both these engines will eventually be coupled to a new 10-speed automatic transmission that is currently under development by Hyundai.

As for the luxury model's design, Hyundai hinted at the sportier, fastback-like styling of the next Genesis through the HCD-14 Concept that it displayed at last month's Detroit Auto Show. A similar overhaul is also expected for the interior of the car.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoopS




donald seymour said... »February 25, 2013

I renounced my badge whoredom today! If its right then I'm in. If its ugly then I'm out. I will not choose a car because of the badge on it! I like the Genesis and the K9. Even though the K9 haven't hit the America's shores yet, well excluding Canada.

kachuks said... »February 25, 2013

We'll we get AWD is the Genesis Coupe?

Astonman said... »February 25, 2013

Saw a K9 today in Newport Beach. Will send picture in when I get in.

donald seymour said... »February 25, 2013

How was it? Did it have presence?

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