The Hyundai Azera could have bowed out of the U.S. after 2017, however the mid-size sedan stays on sale elsewhere the place it’s badged a Grandeur.
Hyundai on Wednesday unveiled a redesigned, seventh-generation Grandeur whose new look is each fashionable and daring. The look is outlined by clear, crisp traces, plus a lightweight strip on the entrance serving because the daytime operating mild. The primary headlight clusters are positioned under this mild strip, flanking all sides of the entrance fascia. The same theme is discovered on the rear the place some similarities with the most recent Genesis G90 flagship sedan can be seen.
The brand new look was formed by Hyundai’s Seamless Horizon design language, which the automaker first utilized final 12 months on the Staria van offered exterior the U.S. Whereas neither the brand new Grandeur nor Staria are anticipated to achieve the U.S., we’ll see Seamless Horizon on future U.S.-bound Hyundais, one in all which will likely be an Ioniq 7 electrical SUV due round 2024. It was previewed final 12 months with the Seven idea.
2023 Hyundai Grandeur
Like the outside, the inside design has moved loads additional upmarket than within the outgoing mannequin which itself has a premium really feel. The sprint options a number of screens, together with for the instrument cluster and infotainment hub, whereas the steering wheel is supposed to be impressed by the single-spoke design of the unique Grandeur launched within the Eighties. The designers additionally moved the controls for the gear shifter to the steering column to liberate house within the middle console. Premium touches embody actual wooden and aluminum sprint accents, quilted Nappa leather-based, and ambient lighting.
Hyundai hasn’t supplied any powertrain specs, although we should always anticipate a selection of 4- and 6-cylinder engines, identical to within the outgoing Grandeur. A hybrid choice can also be a powerful risk.
Hyundai additionally hasn’t talked about a launch date for the Grandeur within the markets the place the nameplate is on supply.