2020 Azera / Grandeur Facelift Brings New Tech And More Style To Hyundai’s Flagship Sedan

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.

Also Read: 2020 Hyundai Grandeur (Azera) Is Getting A Nip And A Tuck

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).


현대자동차 더 뉴 그랜저, 티저 (The new Grandeur, Teaser)

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Gepostet von 현대자동차 am Montag, 21. Oktober 2019

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  • Matteo Tommasi

    In China, bigger grille & more chrome = more sales. Maybe they will mature some day.

    • kan hu

      The Granger’s exterior has no chrome. All are matt silver.

    • Joe

      This model isn’t sold in China.

  • Toronado_II

    Nice details, original, but finally, overdone.

  • kan hu

    Nice ?

  • performante

    Thanks, I hate it

  • DadzBoyz

    Everything is bland and copycat…..
    Now something isn’t bland and copycat and it’s “overdone” or “Maybe they will mature sone day.”
    Mature = Bland, smaller grille, less flash.
    Lexus does pretty well with a HUGE grille.
    Audi does pretty well with a big grille.
    VW does pretty well with a big grille.
    Toyota does pretty well with a big grille.
    Just goes to show, you can’t please all the people all the time, or a little of the time, or ever.

    • kan hu

      LS copy VW interior. lol

      • Arct1c

        No. Not at all.

    • Nordschleife

      This has been my argument for years. I completely agree.

  • Craig

    Gone for the US so gone from Canada too. That’s too bad. It’s a cool looking car – inside and out.

  • designer_dick

    You’re going to get some people who’ll always describe something new or vaguely original as tasteless and overdone, because they’re afraid of change (remember the uproar when Audi introduced their big grille?). Personally, I’m not mad at it – the front end is very distinctive and certainly can’t be accused of copying anyone else.

  • kan hu

    The reason for changing the appearance of Azera is that there was a Hyundai USA request to bring it back to the US.

  • Arct1c

    Honestly, it’s quite extensive as the article says. Might as well be a redesign. But yeah, it’s too much in the front. Rear end is decent, though.

  • Dennis Scipio

    Are those the DRL’s shaped like Diamonds intergrated in the grille?

    • Rj Mansfield


  • Elpatore

    The front needs a bit of editing, but the rear and the interior are on point.

  • TheBelltower

    The diamond motif on the grille is intriguing, though the headlights as big diamonds are a bit cheesy… kind of like tail light louvers from an 80’s Mustang GT or Nissan Pulsar. It’ll be a novel thing for a hot minute. Hyundai nailed the rear end (pun intended.) Perfect. The interior is very ordinary but looks really well done.

  • charlotteharry57

    I’m disliking it much less now that we can see the concept. Very original, if nothing else.

  • Bash

    This is better looking than the Avalon. Heck I think it’s even nicer than the new Lexus ES!

  • Tinky-Winky

    Wait, that’s not a concept?

  • pcurve

    hope they bring it here. What a striking design.

  • DaruniaG

    Looks really nice

  • sidewaysspin

    The front looks very interesting, the rest I’m sure will be bland.


  • Sebastian Harkin

    PLEASE bring the Azera back to the US, along with the US introduction of Starex minivan. X(

  • Sebastian Harkin

    Accent = Rio
    Elantra = Forte
    Sonata = Optima
    Azera = Cadenza

    • i30 Tourer = Ceed SW

    • Big Black Duck

      3 series = 5 series= 7 series

  • Steve Cohn

    I don’t mean to insult owners of the Azera, but I rented one last yr and the car had a poor driver’s experience. The Ford Fusion & Avalon drove a lot better. I hope the new one is a big improvement in NVH & ride & handling.
    From the accompaning article the new Azera looks really great – both inside & exterior.

  • William rowe
  • Big Black Duck

    Hyundai / Kia / Genesis are just killing it these days… Japanese (since the 90’s) and Koreans (last 10 years) always pushing the design envelope…American and Germans always play catch up

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