Friday, August 27, 2010
next generation of Hyundai's Equus, Genesis Sedan and Genesis Coupe
Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Following the successful run of the Hyundai Genesis and the Hyundai Genesis Coupe, the 2011 Equus large luxury sedan will hit dealerships later this year powered by a 4.6L Tau V8 making 385-hp and 333 lb-ft of torque.
According to Hyundai America CEO John Krafcik, Hyundai will also offer an all-wheel-drive version of the Equus in the near future. All-wheel-drive will also trickle down the platform line to the Genesis sedan and the Genesis Coupe.
Currently, Hyundai only offers all-wheel-drive on its SUVs and crossovers.
Exhibit A was the Genesis sedan, which was quickly followed by the Genesis Coupe and now the Equus luxury sedan. But the Korean automaker isn't content to rest on its rear-wheel-drive laurels.
John Krafcik, president and chief executive officer of Hyundai Motor America, has confirmed to us that the next generation of the Genesis (in both Coupe and sedan forms) and Equus will get optional all-wheel drive.
The next generation of Hyundai's Equus, Genesis Sedan and Genesis Coupe will get all-wheel drive according to CEO John Krafcik, revealed at today's Equus drive event. The move is no doubt intended to put Hyundai on equal footing with its luxury rivals like BMW, Cadillac, and Audi, all of which offer all-wheel drive versions of their most popular sedans and coupes.