After a few days ago when we have seen the first teasers of the Hyundai Grandeur facelift, today and thanks to our South Korean’s partner AutoPost, we have new images and information about the changes we expect for the overhauled mid-size sedan.
The new pictures allowed us to see a new touchscreen for the A/C controls instead of buttons, a tactile surface close to the shift-by-wire controls that should allow to control the screen like in Mercedes models.
What we know so far?
Looking at the pictures, this Grandeur showed a high level of camouflage, with stickers and sailcloth specially on the front and we can imagine that could be a facelifted model, with the inclusion of latest iteraction of Hyundai’s hexagonal grille and latest tech & safety systems.
Apparently this Grandeur has the same proportions despite of the camouflage, so if you compare with the current model which is still on sale in South Korea, we are not sure that we are in front of a facelift model (instead of a full change model) according to the latest reports that said Hyundai is preparing a big change.
The latest generation of the Grandeur, codenamed as IG, was unveiled on October 2016, so we can expect a facelift to come during summer (nowadays the car industry is chasing the technology industry in terms of launching renewed products every day faster).
Engine line-up will be updated as well, with the all new 2.5-liter Theta 3 engine replacing the old and recalled 2.4 Theta 2 as we have seen on the recently launched 8th gen Sonata. Probably will resume the hybrid variant which were available on the former HG model, but not yet on the current generation IG.
Inside, the only thing we can see its about the gear selector, where we can found a “Shift by wire” controls like we have recently seen on the Palisade and also inside on the next-gen Sonata.
What do you think about this first leaked images?