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The Hyundai Grandeur (Hangul: 현대 그랜저) is a car model of the upper middle class and making it the largest model that was exported from Hyundai to Germany.

The first generation of the Hyundai Grandeur was based on the Mitsubishi Debonair at that time offered. Initially the car was available with a 2.0 or optionally with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, later, the engine range was complemented by a V6 engine with 3.0 liters displacement.

The second generation was based on the same renewed Mitsubishi Debonair. There were only V6 engines available with a displacement up to 3.5 liters.

The third generation came in December 1998 in the trade, to the U.S. market, however, only in 2001. In Europe and North America, this generation was sold as the Hyundai XG. You could first the XG 30 (in North America as XG 300) purchase with a 3.0 L engine, later revised XG 350 with a 3.5 L engine. Both models had the same platform and the same range of engines as the Kia Opirus.

Initially, a 3.0-liter V6 with 138 kW (188hp) was offered in some countries, the 2.5-liter V6 could be ordered from the Sonata.

In early 2003, a facelift and a name change to XG 350 (now with a 3.5-liter V6 with 145 kW/197hp). For driving caused an electronically controlled 5-speed automatic transmission, which, inter alia, adapted itself to the driver’s driving style and also has a Tiptronic (H-Matic) decreed.

3.0L Sigma V6:


With an exterior length of nearly 4.90 meters and a width of about 1.80 meters, the Hyundai XG moved in the upper middle-class. On the body many chrome elements were used. At the front end lacked any reference to the brand identity, at the rear there was the Hyundai logo. Noteworthy were frameless side windows, which helped the vehicle to hints of a coupe. In addition, the Hyundai XG had one in the rear window built-in antenna.

The XG was only offered as a four-door notchback sedan.

The Hyundai XG had an extensive standard equipment, including with leather seats with electric adjustment and memory functions, heated seats, electric windows front and rear, central locking with remote control, alarm, automatic air conditioning with air quality sensor, cruise control, alloy wheels, auto-dimming interior mirror, automatic lighting, etc. For safety, wore front and side airbags, ABS, traction control, electronic brake booster at.

Optional at extra cost were only a metallic finish and a glass sunroof. These are especially the Decada-based vehicles, which still had in addition a heater. They were combined with black leather and a wooden steering wheel offered and offered exclusively with a green metallic exterior paint.

In Germany had the Hyundai XG 30 only the status of a niche model. In spite of the then comparatively low price with very extensive features found the model only a few buyers, in June 2009, only in 1025 (Source: KBA) in Germany were approved vehicles. In other countries – particularly in the U.S. and in South Korea – the model of Hyundai was far more successful.

Since Hyundai wants to present itself as a sporty designed brand, the Grandeur bears in its fourth generation as well as other current Hyundai models, a coupe-like lines. With a length of just 4.90 meters in the interior there is both front and rear a sumptuous space.

The Grandeur has an even exceptional in this class standard. Thus, all extras are in the basic equipment already contain virtually. The standard equipment includes, inter alia: leather seats, heated seats, eight airbags, alarm, central locking with remote control, Climate Control, Xenon Headlights, Alloy wheels, ESP, auto-dimming interior mirror, parking sensors, cruise control, and last but not least a navigation system.

Optional at extra cost, a panoramic glass sunroof and metallic paint is merely offered.

A total of four exterior colors (two silver tones, black and dark red) and two interior colors are offered. The color combination of exterior and interior color is set at the factory.

For safety, in addition to ABS and ESP contribute eight airbags and active head restraints for the driver and passenger. The safety of the steel frame is to be guaranteed by 300 made with prototypes in the development stage crash tests.

The Grandeur was mainly in Japan, the U.S. (under the name of "Azera") offered on the domestic market and Korea, where it was produced in the factory Asan. These countries are considered the three largest markets for this model. In Germany, Hyundai reckoned with sales of 2,000 vehicles per year.

In the 2006 FIFA World Cup players and VIPs of Grandeur was provided.

In addition to the 3.3-liter V6 petrol engine with 173 kW (235hp) and 5-speed automatic transmission took place since the spring of 2007 for Europe and a 2.2-liter R4 diesel engine. In the U.S., the Grandeur was in addition to the 3.3-liter with a 3.8-liter V6 petrol engine with 196 kW (266hp). In South Korea, a 2.7-liter V6 with LPG and a 2.4-liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 164hp were available in addition to the two V6.

3.3 V6

2.2 CRDI:

In mid-December 2009 was introduced in Korea a slightly revised version. The most striking changes are the wider grille and redesigned headlights with LED strip daytime running lights. Also, the tail lights were LED technology. The dual exhaust of the V6 engines is now sporting designed and fully integrated into the rear bumper. Here was also changed from the lambda to the lambda II series and the latter to a six-speed instead of Five-stage machines connected. Apart from a Blinkerautomik, with flashes of the vehicle even after tapping the turn signal lever three times, there were no other changes.

The revised version is based on the existing demand as exported to the U.S., but among other things, not to Germany or Canada. The websites listed in Europe also show the end of 2010 still the original version, so that they will continue to produce obvious parallel .

On 13 January 2011, the fifth generation of the Hyundai Grandeur appeared. The design is based on the Hyundai Sonata YF, with a continuous band on the tail lights as the previous model.

On the drive side all have direct injection engines, the previous V6 engines were replaced by the Lambda II GDI series, as the base engine is the four-cylinder Theta II GDI use. As the first Korean vehicle of Grandeur HG offers a distance cruise control, which slows demand, in a abrupt braking leading vehicle to a standstill. In Europe, the Grandeur is no longer offered.

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