Hyundai dropped the Azera in the United States, but it has lived on overseas where it is also known as the Grandeur.
That brings us to today’s news as Hyundai has released the first details about the facelifted model which adopts a ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design similar to the one used on the Sonata.
While most facelifts are minor, the one for the Grandeur is pretty extensive as the sedan features a new front fascia that is far more distinctive than before. The most notable change is the grille which has hidden lighting units. They’re integrated into the grille and appear metallic when the engine is shut off.
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Speaking of lights, the Grandeur has new taillights that “stretch across the rear of the vehicle.” They also appear to have a distinctive light bar that helps to emphasize the width of the vehicle.
On the topic of dimensions, the Grandeur grows 2.3 inches (60 mm) in length to measure 196.4 inches (4,990 mm) long. The wheelbase increases by 1.6 inches (40 mm) and Hyundai says this will ensure the model has one of the most spacious interiors in its class.
The cabin isn’t just bigger, but far more luxurious. The dashboard cribs from the Lexus LS and features metallic accents that continue through the air vents. The interior is also more advanced as it can be equipped with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch infotainment system.
Further below, there’s an all-new center console that is leather-wrapped and features stylish metallic trim. The console also has a new pass-through and a Shift-by-Wire controller that replaces the traditional gearshift.
Hyundai didn’t mention performance specifications, but the current Grandeur is offered with an assortment of engines including a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that produces 187 hp (140 kW / 190 PS) and 178 lb-ft (241 Nm) of torque. Customers can also opt for a 3.0-liter V6 with 262 hp (196 kW / 266 PS) and a 3.3-liter V6 developing 286 hp (213 kW / 290 PS).