Next-Generation Hyundai Grandeur (Codenamed YG) Test Mule Spied
A mysterious Hyundai test mule has been spotted in South Korea recently and we belive this is the next-generation Grandeur premium sedan.
Codenamed YG, the vehicle appears to be in the early development stage, with final body design yet to be finalized.
The test mule here uses the same sheetmetal layout as the current model of the 2016 Sonata mid-size sedan.
However, a closer look reveals there are two spots (near the A- and C-pillars) where the body has been stretched in order to fit the larger platform and longer wheelbase.
Details and information about the next-generation Hyundai Grandeur remain scarce at this point, but it appears that the vehicle is being developed under the YG internal codename.
There’s no information on the vehicle’s release date, but we expect the fully redesigned Grandeur to make its official premiere sometime next year.
What we do know is that the next-generation Grandeur will continue to offer gasoline, diesel and hybrid drivetrains.
It will also incorporate new styling DNA, set by Hyundai Chief designer Peter Schreyer.
US-Market Release Date Unknown
The fate of the Hyundai Grandeur (sold as Azera in the USA) is not known.
Hyundai Azera has been a slow seller for the brand, so Hyundai may have second thoughts bringing the car States-wide.
If the automaker does make a decision to bring the vehicle to the USA, don’t expect to see the model before the end of 2016!
Due to the low sales volumes Azera has achieved and falling sales of sedans, Hyundai may be putting more efforts into the introduction of compact crossovers and pick-up trucks, such as the new Tucson CUV or the just-recently unveiled Santa Cruz pick-up concept. (Photos: hankyung.com)