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by Brett Davis

Hyundai has just released the all-new 2011 Hyundai Grandeur in its local market. The model will also be sold in various international markets in 2012 as well, but as our previous report mentioned, Australia will not be one of those international markets.

The new model will be both larger and more powerful than its predecessor, featuring the Lambda II 3.0-litre GDI direct injection engine outputting 199kW of power and 310Nm of torque.

It will feature loads of creature comforts such as mood blue and white interior lighting, a central eight-inch LCD touchscreen interface incorporating satellite navigation and a multimedia entertainment system.

Other class-following features include an intelligent cruise control system called Advanced Smart Cruise Control which can monitor the road and traffic ahead. This system is able to stop the vehicle if another vehicle ahead makes a sudden stop by using various onboard sensors. The system is then able to regain to set speed.

The car does show promise and could sell quite well if sold in America, and even in Australia if it were to be launched sometime in the future.

We’ll keep you updated if any plans do arise.




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