Next-gen 2017 Hyundai Grandeur (2017 Hyundai Azera) spied in Seoul

12/10/2016 - 12:36 | ,  ,   | Sagar Parikh

Local media expect it to launch this year in Korea.

The fifth generation Hyundai Azera was introduced in 2010 and later in 2011 as the all-new Hyundai Azera. Hyundai is developing the sixth generation model now, which has been spied testing in Seoul, courtesy Naver.

2017 Hyundai Grandeur (2017 Hyundai Azera) front three quarters spy shot
The 2017 Hyundai Grandeur (2017 Hyundai Azera) seems to have gone through a major redesign for its sixth generation.

The test mule of the sixth generation Hyundai Grandeur (codename: Hyundai IG) is heavily camouflaged but does indicate a few changes. The new generation model seems to feature a revolutionary design, with a shape much similar to its sister brand's equivalent model - the Kia K7 (Kia Cadenza).

The proportions appear to have been changed considerably, and the all-new model appears to sit lower. The sleeker glasshouse paired with that lower height gives a coupe-esque styling look at the sides. Up front, there appears to be a large radiator grille which could be the new 'Cascading Grille' that debuted with the 2017 Hyundai i30 last month.

2017 Hyundai Grandeur (2017 Hyundai Azera) profile spy shot
The 2017 Hyundai Grandeur (2017 Hyundai Azera) appears to sit lower compared to the current model, and has a sleeker glasshouse.

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The Hyundai Grandeur (Hyundai Azera) is offered with 2.4-, 3.0- and 3.3-litre petrol engines and a 2.2-litre diesel engine, while there's also a hybrid variant packing a petrol-electric powertrain. The next-gen model could be offered with the same options, albeit with output revisions, paired to the new 8-speed automatic transmission of the Kia K7 (Kia Cadenza).

[Source: Naver]

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