2015 Hyundai Genesis Was Tuned by Lotus on the Nurburgring

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

There’s a lot to like about the new Hyundai Genesis sedan, but did you know British automaker Lotus helped tune its chassis and suspension?

Looking to blend performance and luxury in a nicely packaged sedan, Hyundai turned to the experts at Lotus and the world famous Nurburgring to “strike the ideal balance of control, confidence and comfort,” for its all-new Genesis. Also evaluated on the Nurburgring is the Korean automaker’s HTRAC all-wheel drive, which is available on the 3.8-liter model only.

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According to Hyundai, HTRAC actively optimizes torque flow to achieve maximum traction, regardless of the road condition. In the vehicle’s sport mode, HTRAC can transfer as much as 90 percent of the torque to the rear wheels for a more fun-to-drive experience on dry roads.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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