They said it would have Hyundai's "HTRAC AWD system". Not really familiar with that, I did a quick search and found this on MotorTrend.com:I know it has available AWD, no mention of the driven wheels... safe to assume front?
So there's only auto all-wheel drive? What about manual 4-wheel drive when driving on the beach? Or can you manually engage the 4 wheel or all-wheel drive system?It is FWD with available AWD. With the HTRAC AWD system the vehicle will stay mostly in FWD until it detects slippage.
Oh man! I'm loving that setup in the picture. What model of Jeep is that?AWD vehicles are usually fully automatic. With the HTRAC system in the Genesis you can choose different modes (Normal, Sport, Eco and Snow). I'm sure if they wanted to they could provide different options for snow, sand, etc. It would still be fully automated though.
Jeep does something similar:
Efficiency is a key attribute of its advanced powertrains, with an environmentally-friendly 2.0-liter turbo diesel powertrain delivering 190 horsepower and 300 lb.-ft. of torque, while achieving fuel economy in the high 30 mpg range. Santa Cruz also offers Hyundai’s HTRAC® All-wheel drive system, so there’s no anxiety about getting those snowboarding “fresh tracks” right after a storm moves through.
If it was a shifter instead of dial, it would make going into each different setting a bit more exciting