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All New Hyundai Azera (Grandeur) | Korean’s flagship sedan :

The seventh generation Grandeur, which is the domestic name for the Azera , which was unveiled back in October 2022 serves as Hyundai's flagship sedan. It is now accessible in a limited number of markets, including Korea.

Hyundai is now showcasing components of the saloon in a series of movies that illustrate the technology, safety, comfort, and opulent features of the new model, which offers exceptional levels of elegance and refinement that surpass even those of the Genesis brand.

The Hyundai Grandeur's large equipment list includes several amenities that we're used to seeing exclusively in luxury sedans like the Mercedes S-Class and the BMW 7-Series. One of them is the Remote Smart Parking Assist, which allows the car to enter and depart parking places without the driver being there. As the name implies, the device may be controlled remotely via the key, allowing the model to move back and forth in small places.

The new Grandeur's external design is distinguished by futuristic full-width LED bars on both the front and back, an aspect that is commonly employed throughout Hyundai's model lineup. The turn signals and DRLs are integrated into the front light bar, while the real headlight beams are positioned lower on the front bumper. Hyundai uses the complete exterior lighting system for the "Dynamic Welcoming Light" feature.

Within the cabin, the experience continues with multi-color ambient lighting that is connected to the digital cockpit and numerous vehicle functions. The driver's seat has pelvic and back massaging capabilities, while the rear seat may recline for more pleasant rides.

The panoramic sunroof and flush door handles are two further premium features. They extend automatically when the driver and passengers approach the car, but if that's not your thing, you can always do it manually via the infotainment settings. The Grandeur is also compatible with a digital key, which means you can enter and start the car using your smartphone if you forget your actual key. To start the engine, just unlock the car using your phone's NFC sensor and set it on the wireless charging pad.

The Grandeur is the pinnacle of the Hyundai sedan lineup. The Grandeur, with a length of 5,035 mm (198.2 inches), is somewhat bigger than the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes E-Class, and has a comparable footprint to the mechanically-related Kia K8 / Cadenza. In Korea, the sedan is offered in both petrol and LPG models with a hybrid turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder, a naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder, and a 3.5-liter V6, with the most powerful trim delivering up to 295 horsepower (221 kW / 300 PS).

TopGear Magazine September 2023