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Hey all, I’m absolutely in love with my red 2018 EGTS, I just wish it had awd. I don’t plan on doing this tomorrow, next week, or even this year, but what would be the best route to AWD? The 1.6t Kona? 1.6t Tucson? Something completely different? From what I’ve seen, (I’m still new to this tho) the 1.6t looks pretty much the same in all of its platforms. Any ideas?
 

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Instead of trying to make an AWD vehicle I bought one in '06. It's called a Mistubishi Lancer Evo IX. Probably the most fun car I ever owned. I am not opposed to conversions either. In my younger years I transplanted a V8 into a "74 Capri. It was a 2.0L NA 4 popper with 110 HP. That was fun too but I spent years tweaking it to try and get it right. I drove it across the country a few times so I had some fun with it. After investing so much the most I really gained was experience working on cars. It was a money pit too.

So I venture to say you can convert a vehicle to AWD. If I was going to take that approach today I would get a similar drive train vehicle and do the swap.
Or go really innovative and try to make an AWD system with a hybrid approach. I could imagine retaining a current FWD platform and adding a battery electric rear power plant. I think if properly integrated you could have a 300 + WHP AWD vehicle which could be reasonably fun. It has been done before. Here is a conversion done to a Honda CTR.


Good luck!
 

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buy a kona and swap out the 4wheel drive system and engine/trany. its basicly the same car as the gt or elantra
 

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If you want something similar in size and driving, I think the Kona is your best bet. If you like the 1.6T and want something larger, they are using this engine in a lot of the hybrids. The Kia Sorrento and Hyundai Tucson hybrids have the 1.6T, 6 speed auto, and AWD available.
 
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