If the past week we revealed the final name of the known as “Hyundai AG”, the South Korean carmaker recently revealed the first sketch of the interior of the All-New Aslan (this is the final name choosed by Hyundai), a front-wheel drive luxury sedan.
Recently, a Hyundai Motor official spokesman said, “We came to a conclusion to name the new car Aslan as it connotes charisma and strength. The Aslan is bigger than the Grandeur but smaller than the Genesis. As it shares the platform with the Grandeur, its height and width are identical to those of the Grandeur. The length of 4.96 meters is about 5 centimeters longer than the Grandeur but 3 centimeters shorter than the Genesis.”
The engines will be 3.0 and 3.3 liters V6 GDi from Lambda II family, bigger than Grandeur’s which are available with 2.4 and 3.0 liters. The price range will be set between the early and mid-40 million won level (around US$ 38,800). According to Hyundai, the model is only for domestic marketly, with no plans for overseas markets.
Hyundai expects the new model will fight between import models such as the BMW 5-Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the Audi A6. The company official said, “To target customers who prefer German luxury sedans, we focused our effort to minimize the noise and vibration as much as possible.”