Hyundai To Release New Grandeur Sedan With 2,2L 4-Cylinder CRDI Diesel Engine
Hyundai is going to launch three new cars at the upcoming Busan Motor Show in May.
The first, and most important, is the new luxury sedan, codenamed AG.
The second new model, according to the Korean website Chosun.com, is the diesel-powered Grandeur near-luxury sedan.
While we are waiting to find out more details about the carmaker’s third Busan auto show premiere, we can take a look at what the diesel-powered Grandeur can offer to Korean consumers.
Diesel-powered cars have gained consumer’s interest in Korea lately.
The sales of oil-burning cars have also been on a steady increase so this is the reason why Hyundai plans to introduce more diesel-powered cars at its home Korean market.
The latest in a series of diesel-powered vehicles is a Grandeur luxury sedan, known also as Azera in some International markets.
The upgraded Grandeur is scheduled to go on sale in Korea during the second half of 2014 and will be powered by Hyundai’s highly-advanced 2,2L CRDI 4-cylinder engine.
The same diesel unit has already been applied to several other Hyundai and Kia vehicles, including the Santa Fe and Sorento SUVs.
When fitted under the hood of Hyundai Grandeur, the engine will generate around 180-200 horsepower and will be mated to the 6-speed automatic transmission.
Other engine details and specs about the upcoming Grandeur “CRDI diesel” model are unavailable at this point.
Expect more information and photos to be released at the time of the models official launch at the 2014 Busan Auto Show!