Hyundai Debut Grandeur Hybrid in South Korea

by Dec 17, 2013All News, Eco Cars, Hyundai0 comments


Hyundai Motor announced on December 17 its new Grandeur Hybrid version that will be launched on December 17th. The South Korean carmaker decided to call as “hybrid” the new Grandeur Hybrid. The powertrain is a combination of the 2.4 MPi Theta II gasoline engine with Atkinson cycle and the 35-kW (46 hp) electric engine.

[ads id=”0″ style=”float:left;padding:5px;”]The new Hybrid model maximum output is 159 hp with a maximum torque of 21.0 kg.m. As the new model is a Hybrid car, its fuel efficiency is more than 40 percent higher than that of the comparable gasoline model. The 2.4-liter gasoline engine on the Hyundai Grandeur model (automatic transmission) has the fuel economy of 11.3 kilometers per liter (27 MPG) while the new Hybrid boasts 16.0 km per liter (38 mpg). 

“The release of our premium midsize to large hybrid, the Grandeur Hybrid, will represent Hyundai Motor vision to be a leader in eco-friendly cars with at least three hybrid models and prove to be the answer to consumers’ demand for smoothness, comfort and fuel efficiency, to exist all in one package” said company’s spokeman.

The new Grandeur Hybrid will be available starting at 34.6 million won ($32,800). The petrol model starts at 30.12 million won ($28,600). Is not confirmed yet, but probably this hybrid version will be available in the U.S. soon.

Written by Jose Antonio Lopez

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

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