2015 Hyundai Genesis will get the new HTRAC all-wheel-drive system

Article by Christian A., on October 21, 2013

A new all-wheel-drive system will be available for the redesigned 2015 Hyundai Genesis, according to the automaker. This system is dubbed as the HTRAC, with the “H” in the name standing for Hyundai and “TRAC” referring to “Traction.” Unfortunately, Hyundai has yet to reveal the revamped Genesis’ pricing, powertrain details and date of launch.

Since the sedan made its debut in 2009, it has been offered with rear-wheel drive. Hyundai said that it is planning to have the all-wheel-drive system available on other future models that still have to be named. The all-wheel-drive Hyundai Genesis is aimed at upscale rivals like the Cadillac CTS, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Lexus GS, which all offer all-wheel drive.

This new system is meant to attract luxury consumers in U.S. states that have cold weather. Hyundai said that depending on road and driving conditions, the HTRAC system electronically controls torque split between the front and rear axles. As a result, it offers more stability on slippery roads as well as in corners.

Woong-Chul, vice chairman and head of Hyundai Motor Group's R&D Center, said that Hyundai Motor's HTRAC system was able to prove best-in-class durability and driving performance via strict tests done in different locations throughout the globe, which include the legendary Nurburgring in Germany and the Yeongam F1 circuit in Korea. It also experienced intense winter tests in Europe. He added that with the all-new Genesis that has the HTRAC system, its customers will “feel world-class safety and driving performance.”

"Hyundai Motor's HTRAC system has secured best-in-class durability and driving performance through strict tests carried out in various locations worldwide, including the famed Nürburgring in Germany, the Yeongam F1 circuit in Korea and in severe winter tests in Europe," said Woong-Chul Yang, Vice Chairman and head of Hyundai Motor Group's R&D Center. "We expect our customers to feel world-class safety and driving performance in the all-new Genesis equipped with the HTRAC system."

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