• MJ

    Looks as if they are keeping to cls style lines that the i45 has. The boot line looks high and the side appears to have much stronger shoulder lines than the current model. If the rest of the new “i” models are anything to go buy, this should be a drastic improvement, if they give it a decent engine it might actually stand a chance

  • Matty

    Don’t bother testing, bring this out already!

  • Baddass

    I know the opinion of fellow bloggers is that Hyundai can do no wrong, but I think they have made a mistake by developing a second Grandeur. Not only did the original sell dismally (what class was it actually competing in?), it didn’t know what it’s real purpose was.
    It was competing in a price segment with cars such as the C-class, 3-series, IS250, but was a size larger, and had none of the brand cachet. Was it a successor to the long gone Korean Ssangyong Chairman?
    We’ll never know. I genuinely think Hyundai can compete with Audi, Lexus etc, IF they create a Lexus style second brand dedicated to luxury cars. As a buyer, I don’t want my car/second-mortgage to share the same badge as an Accent!

    • Shak

      Firstly the actual price was closer to around 45-49K which is well below C-Class, BMW 3, Lexus IS territory. I believe it sold dismally well because no one knew it existed. There was never a single ad for it and it was always obscured by brand sellers.

      • Baddass

        Actually Hyundai did publish several advertisements in various lifesyle magazines (albeit dismal, boring ones), and if the car was good enough, good reviews would have become commonplace. And saying it was obscured by brand sellers is a poor excuse, as a good car should shine in it’s own right. As it was, it was average at best, and the Nissan Maxima far better value. The V6 was nice and fast, but the suspension and steering let it down a common fault in Hyundais.

  • HSV GTS

    Current Grandeur is not bad car.. just it is not taste for me..

  • Robin Graves

    Hopefully its RWD like the Genesis

    • HSV GTS

      Unfortunately, its FWD. Only Genesis and Equus are RWD

  • matt

    no surprise it has not sold well… no ads anywhere, the grandeur section on the hyundai australia webpage is just crap, a review on here has no interior photos and is only a quick review in the shceme of things, i think they were hoping to kill it off and make hyundai have another think about importing their RWD vehicles. Glad there is another one though, with the sonata being 4 cylinder only, at least they have a larger V6 car, not just a simple copy like the camaurion. this should be a good car anyway.

    • Micky

      Actually, the main real reason it hasn’t sold here is because when introduced, Hyundai made the decision to only sell it at a limited number of dealers. Hyundai themselves CHOSE to limit it’s sales, which was a stupid decision because unless cars get out there on the road for people to see, nobody will know about them. The price should have also been better at launch – $42,990 was too expensive 4 years ago for a Hyundai. They adjusted the price about a year ago but it was too late.

  • Byron

    Current model didn’t look that bad. Hopefully this new model will improve sales alot. It looks promising…

  • Adlove

    Everyone knew Channel Ten bought “Ten” Grandeur for master chef program.
    And Channel 9 was forced buy 6 of them to get Winter Olympic sponsor early this year.
    So who bought last one?
    CEO of Hyundai Australia? Did you buy it?
    If so, well done you.
    Even you drive your wife’s Lexus most of time.

  • TuffGuy

    This is a car with god-awful name and absolutely no advertising. Is it any wonder it did not sell many? Add to that Hyundai limiting the number of dealers to sell it one has to wonder why they brought it here at all.

    • Micky

      The name will change with the new model. Keep in mind the previous Grandeur (99-02) sold over 4,800 in 3 years. The current model, now out for over 4 years, has barely sold over 1,000!

  • Gavin Macoboy

    I’ve owned a 2000 XG Grandeur and now have a 2007 TG Grandeur Limited so I’m in a good position to comment on them. Both have been very satisfying to own. Motoring writers get paranoid about suspension and steering issues that the average driver will probably never experience and I’ve certainly never had any complaints about the 2 I’ve owned in these regards. Writers seem to expect every car to be a purist’s delight such as some exotic racer or similar. Both of my Grandeurs have done high kilometrage in both city and rural work. Both have been very comfortable, quiet, very well appointed, reliable and reasonable to service too.They’ve both had a lot of room and been ideal to take my family on holidays also! I’ll never understand Hyundai’s bizarre lack of adverising support for this great car or even the presence of the car on showroom floors for people to make up their own minds. If people don’t know about the car, of course it won’t sell. Wake up, Hyundai and promote this car. It deserves it!!!

Hyundai Grandeur Specs

Car Details
Make
HYUNDAI
Model
GRANDEUR
Year
2001
Body Type
4D SEDAN
Seats
5
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
MULTI POINT F/INJ
Engine Size
3.0L
Cylinders
V6
Max. Torque
260Nm @  4000rpm
Max. Power
141kW @  6000rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
88.2W/kg
Bore & Stroke
91.1x76.0mm
Compression Ratio
10.0
Valve Gear
DUAL OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
5 SP SEQUENTIAL AUTO
Drive Type
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
3.333
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
UNLEADED PETROL
Fuel Tank Capacity
70
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
11.5L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
1599
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1420mm
Length
4865mm
Width
1825mm
Ground Clearance
160mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:1800  Unbrake:750
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
11
Front Rim Size
6.0Jx15
Rear Rim Size
6.0Jx15
Front Tyres
205/65 R15
Rear Tyres
205/65 R15
Wheel Base
2750
Front Track
1540
Rear Track
1530
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC
Standard Features
Comfort
Air Conditioning
Control & Handling
Alloy Wheels
Driver
Power Steering
Entertainment
Compact disc player, Radio Cassette with 6 Speakers
Exterior
Fog Lights - Front, Power Mirrors
Interior
Cloth Trim, Power Windows
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking, Seatbelts - Pre-tensioners Front Seats
Security
Central Locking, Engine Immobiliser
Other
Service Interval
12 months /  15,000 kms
Warranty
60 months /  130,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
8-I-8
Country of Origin
KOREA