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Hyundai Grandeur Officially Revealed in South Korea

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After a few days ago when we have seen the first teasers of the Hyundai Grandeur facelift, today the South Korean carmaker finally released the first official pictures & information of the long-awaited overhauled mid-size sedan.

The New Grandeur will be launched simultaneously in four engine lineups, including 2.5 gasoline, 3.3 gasoline, 2.4 hybrid and 3.0 LPi.

The 3.3 gasoline model has a maximum output of 290 horsepower produced by a six-cylinder 3.3 gasoline engine. R-MDPS (Rack-Driven Power Steering), which is standard on the 3.3 gasoline model, provides improved steering with improved response.

 

The 2.5 gasoline model is equipped with the next generation engine SmartStream G2.5 engine and improves fuel efficiency, power performance and quietness compared to the existing 2.4 gasoline model. The SmartStream G2.5 engine optimizes fuel injection by selecting either MPI (indirect injection) or GDi (direct injection), taking into account speed and RPM.


The hybrid model has improved aerodynamic performance, including an improved 17-inch hybrid aero wheel, and the 3.0 LPi model adds a new LPi tank in a circular form instead of the existing cylinder form to increase the loading space.

 

In addition, the New Granger has further improved indoor quietness by applying a 19-inch wheel resonator, increasing rear glass thickness, and strengthening the lower body.


In addition, quilting materials are applied to the interior, and a 12.3-inch cluster and a touch type air conditioning controller are basically installed.


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?

Jose Antonio López

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

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