The Hyundai 2023 Grandeur officially unveiled and it has a strikingly body design.
How often does a high-end Hyundai model not get called a Genesis? When Grandeur is in order. The seventh version of the large sedan looks very different from the previous ones. Those who are unfamiliar with the brand can purchase the Azera in select regions. The United States used to be one of them, but the carmaker decided not to introduce the outgoing model to the country in 2017. As 2019 came to a close, a major redesign was released, and now the completely updated 2020 model is available.
Like all Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis vehicles, there are currently no technical specs available. The 2023 Grandeur has a striking exterior design, as seen in the official photos, with a front fascia reminiscent of the Staria, a futuristic-looking minivan. The real headlights are located in a separate cluster on the bumper below the bumper and bumper, and they flank a huge grille.
The quarter glass is a visual homage to the original 1986 Grandeur, and the door handles disappear into the body when not in use. To be more accurate, that was a rebadged Mitsubishi Debonair and not a genuine Hyundai. The South Korean brand updated the Mk1 with the electrified Heritage Series Grandeur in November 2021.
The new Grandeur likely has a longer wheelbase to accommodate more legroom in the backseat, as seen by the car’s unusually long rear doors. Specifically, the previous iteration was 4,990 millimetres (162 inches) in length overall and had an axle-to-axle distance of 2,885 millimetres (113.6 inches) (196.5 in). Currently, its size falls between between that of the Genesis G80 and G90.
A full-width light bar, similar to the one in the front, carries over the minimalist aesthetic to the vehicle’s rear. The rearview camera is mounted in the middle of the trunk lid’s gentle curve, just over the large “Grandeur” branding. We also noticed that there are no parking sensors, and we assume that this is because Hyundai concealed the exhaust tip behind the bumper to keep things looking tidy. Of course, this is only a rendering, so in reality, the sensors would probably be built into the glossy black band that encircles the vehicle.
The cabin is also very different from the one in the previous version. It has a dual-screen layout up front, with a third screen installed lower on the centre console for use in regulating temperature by the driver and front-seat passenger. It appears the steering wheel is modelled like the original Grandeur’s, and backseat passengers have their own set of buttons situated in the centre console.
Seats are covered in what Hyundai calls environmental Nappa leather and sanitary, anti-bacterial leather at some touchpoints, creating a warm and inviting interior. The front seats are powered by electricity and have uniquely designed headrests; there is also a sunroof and dual-zone climate control.
Complete information will be made public in the next several weeks, and a release to the public is expected to occur sometime in early 2023.