Hyundai has released a bunch of upgrades for the 2012 Genesis sedan, but an all-wheel-drive version is still missing. It looks like Hyundai is not going to offer an all-wheel-drive Genesis until the next-generation model arrives for the 2014 model year.
Hyundai’s CEO John Krafcik has stated that the and coupe as well as the Equus would eventually all be offered with all-wheel-drive. Since the AWD system has been delayed until the next-generation Genesis, it’s safe to assume that neither the Equus or Genesis coupe will get AWD versions until the next-generation platform is released.
For the 2012 model year, the Genesis gets an upgraded 3.8L V6 that now puts out 333 horsepower. The exterior has been updated with a new front fascia and new alloy wheels. There is also a new top trim model, the R-Spec, which is powered by an all-new direct-injected 5.0L V8. The R-Spec Genesis puts out 429 horsepower and gets a new eight-speed transmission.