Next-Gen 2015 Genesis to be first to include HTRAC AWD

by Oct 17, 2013All News, Hyundai, Technical2 comments

Hyundai Motor Company today announced that its ‘HTRAC’ all-wheel drive system will be made available for the first time on the all-new Genesis, the second generation of Hyundai’s first premium rear-wheel drive sedan set to make its world debut in its home market later this year.

The ‘H’ stands for ‘Hyundai’ indicating its brand heritage, and ‘TRAC’ is a shortened form of the word ‘Traction,’ which represents technical attributes of the all-wheel drive system. The advanced HTRAC system electronically controls torque split between the front and rear axles depending on road and driving conditions, offering greater stability on slippery roads and in corners.

“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.”

Unlike mechanical AWD system with limited torque split between front and rear wheels, Hyundai’s HTRAC system allows drivers to select driving modes for a sophisticated and tailored driving experience.

Starting with the second-generation Genesis, Hyundai plans to apply the HTRAC system to more of its models and aims to strengthen its premium, high-tech brand image by continuing brand efforts such as featuring the HTRAC badge on the trunk lid of the Genesis.

Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

2 Comments

  1. Matt Matt

    HTRAC AWD system is more reliable and safe i think about it. really nice thought about car

    Thanks
    mrosupply

    Reply
  2. Matt Matt

    HTRAC AWD system is more reliable and safe i think about it. really nice thought about car

    Thanks
    mrosupply

    Reply

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Bitacoras.com - Información Bitacoras.com... Valora en Bitacoras.com: Hyundai Motor Company today announced that its ‘HTRAC’ all-wheel drive system will be made available…
  2. Exclusive: 2015 Hyundai Genesis Naked Picture Hits The Web | The Korean Car Blog - [...] minutes ago we post about the HTRAC new Hyundai’s AWD System, we received this picture from South Korea with…

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Pin It on Pinterest