2020 Hyundai Grandeur (Azera) Gains Bolder Styling, New Engines And Tech

Hyundai has released the first official photos of the facelifted Grandeur as pre-sales have begun in South Korea ahead of its launch later this month.

As far as facelifts go, this one is very substantial, covering everything from exterior and interior design upgrades, new powertrains, and even different dimensions. While Hyundai has retired the Grandeur from the U.S., where it used to be sold as the Azera, the flagship sedan continues in South Korea and gains a surprising amount of updates considering that we’re talking about a car launched in 2016.

Hyundai has not been very generous with the photos, but we can see clearly that the 2020 Grandeur features a completely new face with the grille and headlights forming a single structure.

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

First seen on Hyundai’s Le Fil Rouge concept, the front design concept now makes its debut on a production model. At the rear, the facelifted Grandeur features less radical changes, although the taillamps are also new and stretch across the entire width of the car.

The new Grandeur has been penned to follow Hyundai’s new “Sensuous Sportiness” design language which we’ve already seen on the new Sonata. Owing to the styling changes, the executive sedan is now 60 mm (2.3 in) longer at 4,990 mm (196.5 in) and 10 mm (0.4 in) wider. Even the wheelbase has grown by 40 mm (1.6 in), resulting in a roomier cabin – particularly for back seat passengers.

Speaking of the interior, it looks much more luxurious than before and more elegant thanks to the dashboard’s elongated horizontal design featuring a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 12.3-inch center display that form a continuous unit. The 2020 Grandeur also gains a new touch-controlled air conditioning unit (a first for Hyundai).

Other significant changes include the redesigned steering wheel and shift lever, with the latter going away completely replaced by center console buttons. Hyundai says the cabin is now quieter as well thanks to further insulation, thicker rear glass, and a strengthened lower body. Passengers will also breathe a cleaner air as the Grandeur packs a fine dust sensor and a micro air filter.

Customers will be able to choose from four engines including two new ones: a 294 PS (290 HP) 3.3-liter V6 and a 304 PS (300 HP) 2.5-liter SmartStream four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline unit. The latter optimizes fuel injection by selecting either MPI (indirect injection) or GDi (direct injection), depending on speed and rpm.

The other two powertrains available are an improved 2.4-liter hybrid and a 3.0-liter LPi running on LPG. The 2020 Hyundai Grandeur is available with an array of safety assist features including Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist-Reverse (PCA-R), Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist-Junction Turning (FCA-JT), Blind-spot View Monitor (BVM), Safe Exit Assist, Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA), and more.

Prices in Korea start from 32.94 million won ($28,490).

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  • disqus_83g6mJmr6l

    shapo! cool exterior with a well integrated use of the lighted grill technology + gorgeous interior

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      Is that the “cooking” model?

  • Knotmyrealname

    Like it or loath it, it’s fresh, it’s new. Bravo.

  • HD

    Interior is breathtakingly beautiful.

    • Dennis Scipio

      I hate that steering wheel, but everything else is good.

  • Six_Tymes

    Impressive in and out. other car makers just got more reason to worry.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Yep!

  • Bob

    Very clever but not attractive for me. Very very clever again I stress.

  • Andrewthecarguy

    Clearly Hyundai is on a “We mean business” assault.
    The grille/bumper/headlight design will make it to other Hyundais pretty soon, and that is a good thing.

    The interior is an amalgam of BMW, Mercedes and AUDI and that is a good thing.
    however, I would have reserved it for the Genesis brand in the US.

    The exterior has a lot of Peugeot/DS styling cues.

    Let’s see how the market responds…

    • salamOOn

      the only one who can keep the pace with that interior is mercedes. also there is nothing from bmw or audi.

    • CarCzarDesigner

      I agree this has a lot of Peugeot/DS styling clues which in the case of Hyundai, is not a good thing as they are not establishing their own identity. You are spot on. This car may not have the same track performance as its German competitors, but if that doesn’t matter to the buyer, this car is worth a look.

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    koreans did better than lexus recently

    • Arct1c

      LOL nah. Hyundai has consistently ripped off Lexus, BMW, Mercedes, and Audi design since they had their “break through.”

      • William rowe

        When lexus first came out, their first model the LS400 was a clear rip off of most Mercedes models at the time, so if Hyundai is ripping off any design, it’s not the copycat lexus lol. You though can tell when Lexus try to make their own design because it’s always ugly

        • Arct1c

          Not ugly at all – that’s your wrong opinion. Lots of people love the new Lexus design. It’s more aggressive, sportier, and more luxurious.
          Sorry to offend the Hyundai fangirl, but Lexus never copied Mercedes, sweetie. Hyundai ADMITTED to copying other brands (including Lexus) because they have no originality. If you can’t be the best, copy them, right Hyundai? LMAO. Cute, cruddy Hyundai in your profile pic, though. 😂

  • jason wu

    Not sure mechanically, but exterior/interior design wise, Koreans are at least as good as Japanese if not better.

  • kan hu

    This car set a new sales record by selling 17294 cars a day in Korea…Wow

    • charlotteharry57

      Whatever you’re smoking, it must be strong!

      • kan hu

        ?.

      • I doubt Hyundai has sold more than 17,000 Grandeurs a day but AFAIK, this is the best-selling vehicle in South Korea, which is kinda shocking.

      • A 🤴🏻 THAT WILL RULE OVER YOU

        -hurt and sensitive to facts

  • charlotteharry57

    OK, this “Sensuous Sportiness” thing has now reached the point of absurdity. That front end is awful. Doesn’t Hyundai now have a new designer? He/she’d better get cracking like yesterday. I can’t see many going for it, although I am seeing a lot of Palisades on the road with that only-a-mother-could-love front end.

    • A 🤴🏻 THAT WILL RULE OVER YOU

      Less complaining there snowflake

  • Craig

    Very VERY nice! Too bad we don’t get it anymore. Perhaps Hyundai should have made this the new Sonata.

  • Dennis Scipio

    Wow wow wow!

  • wait a minute

    top notch design inside and out. Looks like it’ll be another sales success. IMO It wouldn’t look out of place wearing a mercedes/Audi/BMW badge.

  • ZYGIUS
  • Toronado_II

    I got a strange 1995’s design vibe when I look at the front end.

    • McFly

      Me too – and it looks like a Golf sized car. Like a 95 Fiat Brava or something. 🙂

      • Toronado_II

        Yeah, the car seems smaller. Kind of 2000 Sonata.

  • xrnzaaas

    Yeah that’s an ugly front.

    • MMMBRAP

      You wanna talk about ugly fronts?

      Tesla Model 3: Hold My Beer.

    • sidewaysspin

      It’s more the headlights which are a bit ugly.

  • William rowe

    You can always tells when Hyundai has a nice model cause the haters come out in full force trying to hate lol.

  • HawkeyeVG

    GRAND TURD!!!!!!

  • sidewaysspin

    Finally the grille merges with the headlights, looks good but only at night.

  • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

    Interior is nice..But the exterior is not well done. Bodyside very Buick and the lamps into the grille haven’t been well exectuted imo. The way the grille caps over the top and bottom of the lamps looks poorly resolved.

  • Subi-Rubicon1

    Intriguing this vehicle is 🤔. I like that its different .

  • A 🤴🏻 THAT WILL RULE OVER YOU

    -troll using misinfo

    • kan hu

      🤣

  • William J Linton

    The new line up is killing the competition, the Kona CUV of year the palisade and the 2020 sonata are game changers, I have been with Hyundai for 11 years and their tech safety and styling is second to none

  • محمد علي

    No

  • Yooke36

    Ugly

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