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

A set of images have surfaced online depicting the facelifted Hyundai Grandeur in Korea, also sold as the Azera in other markets, including the USA in its former form until last year.

The current Grandeur is in its sixth-generation and was first introduced three years ago, hence why the South Korean car manufacturer has already worked on a minor refresh for the luxurious sedan. These pictures come from the Ruliweb annd Bobaedream forums as well as Carscoops’ reader Ryan L. and preview a much sharper design.

Hyundai has ditched the curvaceous headlights of the outgoing model and replaced them with more angular units with sharp edges much like the lights of the latest Hyundai Sonata. These headlights have then been neatly incorporated into a revised grille that provides the sedan with a sharper and sportier appearance.

Also Watch: Hyundai’s 2017 Azera / Grandeur Gets One Helluva Strange Promo Film

 

Another image shows off the rear of the new Grandeur where once again Hyundai’s designers have dropped the curves in favor of straight lines and sharp edges. There is a different bumper, for example, and newly-designed taillights that continue to feature a light bar stretching the width of the rear. Revised tailpipes are also visible.

It remains to be seen when the new Grandeur will start rolling off the production line and hit the South Korean market. Details about the engine options that will be available also remain unconfirmed although the Theta 2.4 GDi inline-four, Lambda 3.0 MPi V6, Lambda 3.0 GDi V6, and Lambda 3.5 MPi V6 could be retained from the current car.

Sales of the current Grandeur are currently limited to global markets such as South Korea, China, the Middle East, and select markets in the Americas following Hyundai’s decision to pull the car from Canada and the U.S. for the 2017 model year.

Thanks to Ryan L for the tips and images!

 

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  • DetrinKD

    Definitely digging the interior. While I can’t say I like the front end, BUT I do like the creative use of the LEDs and the overall integration with the headlights. Look forward to the idea evolving.

  • Mike anonymous

    Wow, this is nice. Lexus ES Nice. I Personally believe this says more about the Hyundai & Genesis Brand and their upcoming vehicles. I am Looking Forwards To Seeing What This Vehicle Will Be Like Once The Stage Is Set & The Curtains Part.

    It is believable that Hyundai and Genesis will not have their product lines interfering with one another in regards to luxury and styling. The Fact that one can compare This vehicle to the likes of Lexus (as least based on what we can see so far) is on its own, a relatively great feat.

    One would presume Genesis’ upcoming next generation line-up to be above the Hyundai counterpart, therefore it seems as though the bar (in terms of luxury and styling internally) will be significantly raised.

    To Get Back On Topic With The Vehicle At Hand, The Azera / Grandeur, appears to have quite unique styling and I personally agree with @DetrinKD:disqus in regards to the creative use of LED-Lighting.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/daa7aab1255f34bec14864051908c11da1acee802bcb778170d3ca9d7bac9cd2.png

    Now, Personally the 2012 Model Year Azera (Shown) is is still my favorite overall, but this seems to be just as unique a vehicle for its time as the original, relatively speaking of course. Overall, I am interested to see what this vehicle will be like upon its’ complete reveal.

  • enthusia

    I’m sure a lot of people are gonna have quite a few words to say about the front end, but I think it’s pretty nice overall. The profile of the rear end kinda reminds me of the Alfa Romeos from the 2000s

    • charlotteharry57

      Yup. That front end is hideous.

      • A ?? THAT WILL RULE OVER YOU

        Your taste is hideous snowflake.

        • Rares

          Will you shut up

        • HawkeyeVG

          LOOKS LIKE MANAGER LEE IS DEFENDING HIMSELF

  • TrevP

    Okay I like this.

  • performante

    Yuck. That’s ugly.

    • A ?? THAT WILL RULE OVER YOU

      LIKE YOU? ???

      • Rares

        Woah that is very rude

      • performante

        How old are you?

  • disqus_83g6mJmr6l

    The front end treatment with it’s light graphics is quite cool and unique.also the dashboard looks fine and modern.chapo

  • Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ??

    Once again, why Hyundai replaced Peter Schreyer as the head designer? A self-inflicted gunshot wound to the foot. Even Toyotas and Lexus look better than Hyundai/Genesis and somewhat Kias now.

    • Nefiu Ci

      because he retired…. and you are wrong…but it is only your taste and opinion

      • Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ??

        No, he is not retired, and I am not wrong about your beloved discount value brand, Hyundai fanboy.

        • A ?? THAT WILL RULE OVER YOU

          Go drive your unreliable Fake luxury Ford truck to the cliffs boy. Ford makes ugly trucks and can’t live up to the reputation like Tesla is.

          • Rares

            That’s not true
            The last time I saw a Ford Focus it’s still reliable here in Europe

          • Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ??

            That fake luxury Ford truck cost more than your house! Hyundai makes ugly, valued cheap cars that any old dusty bum like yourself could afford.

        • Nefiu Ci

          he did, toxic – the only fanboy are you about your dunning-kruger-complex

          • Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ??

            WTF?

  • Stephen G

    Clearly aimed at an Asian market.

    • kan hu

      Hyundai said it has changed the design to sell the car back to US.

  • DM

    You can say you love it or hate it, but you can’t say Hyundai isn’t taking risks with some of their latest designs. At least this and the new Sonata are unlike anything else on the road.

  • Nordschleife

    That headlight signature looks like it came straight from a concept.

  • Jason Panamera

    Interior is really nice but these headlights are awesome.

  • Honda NSX-R

    Looks like a Peugeot

  • TheBelltower

    I’m kinda liking the weird front end. The rear end looks nice and distinctive. The side profile looks way too conventional. Not a fan of the ordinary interior at all.

  • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

    Lord knows I cannot stand Hyundai but that interior is very impressive. Looks upscale. The question is, is the quality really there? The front is rather unique although looks a bit 2D. They are getting braver for sure. After the debacle that is todays bullfrog Sonata they need to know that being different for the sake of it doesn’t always work. The elegance of that interior needs to carry over to the exteriors.

    • A ?? THAT WILL RULE OVER YOU

      No one cares incel. Grow a pair and stop whining like a typical WOMAN.

  • HawkeyeVG

    MANAGER LEE MADE NICE POO POO!

  • Tabari Lucas

    Peugeot vibes!

  • Сафиуллинь-Мухамед Рамазанов

    Peugeot and Mercedes can do wonders together!

  • MarketAndChurch

    Such a strikingly well-packaged design.

  • Sybill Julian

    new mazda 3

  • Bash

    Very interesting design inside out.

  • Knotmyrealname

    I kinda like it. Well done for something a little different.

  • Ak

    The headlights are inspired from the dodge dart.All hyundai can do is copy .

  • datbunneh

    I don’t like it at all. Both interior and exterior seem like a downgrade to me.

  • Dennis Scipio

    Oh wow! that’s impressive.

  • Maykel

    This and Sonata should just merge, along with Optima and Cadenza. It’s a dying segment.

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