Hyundai Unveils 2015 Grandeur Facelift And AG Luxury Sedan In Korea
Hyundai has taken the wraps off their two new vehicles at the opening day of the 2014 Busan Motor Show in South Korea.
The automaker unveiled the long-awaited all-new AG luxury sedan and the refreshed Grandeur premium sedan, which we know as the Azera in the USA.
Hyundai hasn’t released much of the details about the AG sedan, however, they revealed the vehicle is built on the same front-wheel-drive platform as the Grandeur sibling model.
Set to go on sale in South Korea in Autumn this year, the new AG car slots in-between that 2015 Genesis RWD sedan and the Grandeur premium sedan.
According to Hyundai, their new AG sedan offers a highly-sophisticated driving comfort, while adopting a series of advanced convenience and safety features.
With the new offering in the highly-competitive luxury car segment, Hyundai wants to recapture some of the ground it lost to German premium carmakers like Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz over the past couple of years.
The vehicle targets middle-aged Korean buyers that look for attractively styled and highly sophisticated 4-door sedans
As previously mentioned, nothing else has been released about Hyundai AG during the official launching event, however, the automaker noted it aims to share more information with us closer to the model’s sales launch.
Hyundai Grandeur Facelift – Changes
Hyundai has also unveiled a refreshed Grandeur premium sedan at the Busan Auto Show!
For the 2015 model year, the Grandeur received a revised 2.2-liter diesel engine, which meets the latest Euro 6 emission standards.
The state-of-the-art 4-cylinder diesel features variable geometry turbocharger and delivers 202 horsepower and no less than 45.0 kg•m torque!
Hyundai has also made some tweaks to the base 2,4L gasoline four-cylinder engine! The unithas been re-engineered to offer improved drivability in the mid-row range of rpm.
The 2,4L GDI powerplant generates 190 horsepower and 24.6 kg•m torque!
The 2015 Hyundai Grandeur also benefits from several other changes and improvements.
Let’s take a look at them:
- revised exterior styling with enhanced front and rear fascias
- redesigned center console with the updated heating, ventilation and air conditioning controls
- new motor-driven power steering system (improves handling, responsiveness and stability).
- 8-inch navigation screen is now standard
According to Hyundai, the 2015 Grandeur is 10 millimeters longer than the model it replaces.
It also boasts new safety features, including Front Collision Warning System, Blind Spot Detection –BSD and Lane Departure Warning System.