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Next-gen 2022 Hyundai Azera/Grandeur hybrid confirmed, could be 5m+ long

According to a Korean Car Blog report, the next generation 2022 Hyundai Azera (called Hyundai Grandeur in its home market of South Korea) will be a significant step up from the current-gen model to maintain its positioning as the flagship Hyundai model on sale.

While the Hyundai Azera/Grandeur is currently the flagship, its past has been overshadowed by the Genesis G80 from 2016. The Azera occupied a straddling position of a high-end Hyundai, slotting between the Sonata and G80. Hyundai can refocus on the Azera with Genesis products being woven into their brand and migrating to dedicated dealerships. There is a significant price gap between the Genesis and Sonata (the most expensive Hyundai sedan on sale in the USA) of nearly USD 10,000, a wide enough opening for the Azera nameplate to make a comeback, as per reports.

Design

Hyundai Grandeur rendering front three quarter
The sixth-generation Hyundai Azera, given a facelift in 2019, is the best-selling car in South Korea for the past four years. Image: NYMammoth’s render of the new Azera

YouTube channel NYMammoth has delivered a rendering of the upcoming Hyundai Grandeur. The sketches (above) hint at a design that looks curvier than the current version of the Grandeur, with sleeker headlamps, bigger daytime running lamps, a sharper grille, black roof and A-pillar, and door-mounted mirrors. This is an unofficial sketch and is not representative of the actual car.

YouTube channel 하이테크로 [HITEKRO] has also created speculative renders of the three-quarters angle of 2022 Hyundai Grandeur, set as the display image of the story. In recent years, Hyundai hasn’t given evolutionary makeovers to cars. The next-gen Grandeur should look nothing like the current Hyundai models, not even the outgoing Grandeur. Staria-inspired front lights and grille and the Ioniq 5-style combination lamps look attractive, but the actual car could debut a new type of design.