2011 Hyundai Grandeur Launched In Australia

Mike Stevens | Jun 4, 2010

The 2011 Hyundai Grandeur is now on sale in Australia, with styling and specification upgrades both inside and out.

The arrival in Australia of the updated model follows its unveiling in its home market of South Korea in December. With a right-hand-drive version of the luxury Hyundai Genesis expected to accompany its next update, this is likely to be the model's last hoorah in Australia.

Styling

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Reaching the end of its lifecycle, the Grandeur has been given a cosmetic update that sees revised headlights and a new Genesis-inspired fascia up front.

To the rear, curvier LED taillights feature, along with a revised rear bumper and reshaped tail-pipes.

Exterior mirrors have been updated with LED indicator lamps, designed to match the LED treatment given to the restyled headlights.

Thanks to the updated bumpers, overall exterior length has increased to 4910mm, up 15mm on the outgoing model.

Interior

No images have been issued for the Grandeur's revised interior. From what can be gleaned from Hyundai, changes to the appearance of the interior are limited to a revised metal finish to the lower centre console.

Equipment

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While much of the Grandeur's feature-set carries over from the outgoing model, updates include a one-touch triple-turn signal and a combined key and remote locking device (uncommon for Hyundais of the last model generation).

Other interior features include 10-way driver and four-way passenger electronically adjustable heated seats, with a two-setting integrated memory system for the driver's seat.

Power tilt and reach adjustable steering, power windows and exterior mirrors, electrochromatic rear view mirror, full auto dual-zone climate control air-conditioning and rear passenger climate-control air vents also figure among the Grandeur's standard features.

On the sound front, the 2011 Grandeur is fitted standard with a premium JBL audio system, featuring eight speakers and four-function steering-mounted controls.

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It is managed with a large operating screen in the centre console with six CD stacker, 3.5mm audio output and is MP3, WMA and iPod® compatible.

As with many newer models, puddle lamps now feature on the Grandeur's exterior mirrors, designed to illuminate the ground when the doors are unlocked.

Standard safety features include Electronic Stability Control with Traction Control System, four-channel, four-sensor anti-skid brakes (ABS) and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution. An eight-airbag package is also standard.

Mechanical

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The 2011 Grandeur features two engine options, one a petrol engine and the other a turbo-diesel. Both engines are carried over from the outgoing 2009 model.

The 3.8 litre V6 petrol engine produces 194kW and 348Nm of torque, and features constantly-variable valve technology (CVVT). Fuel consumption for the petrol engine is listed at 10.8 l/100km on the combined cycle.

The 2.2 litre CRDi turbo-diesel engine produces 114kW and 343Nm of torque, with a fuel consumption figure of 7.9 l/100km.

Click to read TMR's review of the 2009 Hyundai Grandeur

Pricing

Available from June 4, pricing for Hyundai Grandeur remains unchanged.

  • 2011 Grandeur 3.8-litre V6 petrol five-speed automatic $39,990
  • 2011 Grandeur 2.2-litre CRDi turbo-diesel five-speed automatic $41,990
  • Optional metallic / mica $375
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  • Cool person says,
    5 years ago
    dang... nice car
  • toesonthenose says,
    5 years ago
    yeah, I gotta agree....it's a pretty good looking car for a Hyundai. Not sure if I'd buy one, but it sure looks good.
  • Warwick says,
    5 years ago
    The current Grandeur is stylistically dated, the current model drives nearly as well as a Lexus LS - without the rip-off price that Lexus charge here in Aus (check out the Lexus USA prices). Although I wish 'Grandeur Limited' was still available here in Qld for the incredible heat proof windows

    This updates that styling, it looks great. I love LED in the lights as Audi uses. Althought 'Kias VG' looks even more modern and is basically the same car.

    Having owned 10 Hyundais for my staff (they, for over 15 years, have driven them hard) and I (2 Tiburons for me) - I can attest to Hyundais reliability. They are strong & do not break down.
  • Darren says,
    5 years ago
    2 likes
    It still looks very unattractive to me. Far too fussy. I've never read a review that claimed they were anything special to drive.

    I agree that Hyundai's are very reliable. We've had a couple in the family and neither ever gave any trouble at all.
  • Callous says,
    4 years ago
    1 like
    This styling is dated. I went and had a look at an i45 in the flesh today and the goal posts have new shifted . You'd be a fool to buy the grandeur now.
  • Lincoln Maurice says,
    4 years ago
    2 likes
    They still make these? Better than before, but still not that great.
  • 5valvepercylinder
    5 valve per cylinder says,
    4 years ago
    You can tell it's an older range ( especially inside the cabin ) as compared to their new Equus luxury flagship.
  • baji says,
    4 years ago
    If you disregard the ageing design, the Hyundai Grandeur was a pretty impressive car when it was first released. The interior quality is top notch for its price and had a heap of standard features that no other car in the price range had e.g. solar glass, rear blind.
  • Grumps
    Grumps says,
    4 years ago
    I reckon they are not bad value.

    I remember taking one for a drive for a few hours and gave it a good workout.

    Hopefully they have replaced the Kumho's because they are crap. You can get good torque steer off the line if you tromp it. The engine is quite willing and the gearbox readily shifts down when you accelerate hard.

    The standard kit is great for that price but I do think the styling is showing its age. Not sure on the frontal work update.

    Because their resale is horrendous you should be able to pick up a used one or a demo at a good price.
  • pat lambert says,
    2 years ago
    the third grandeur, first diesel. Love the car, gets many looks.
    • John says,
      2 years ago
      As a second hand buy they are amazing value.

      I have recently brought a 2007 V6 model with 48,000 km on it for less than 15 grand.

      The quality is fantastic. Very room and hopefully relable family transport... only had it for 6 weeks so yet to see re.reliablilty.

      Two negative are 1. poor ride. It's not the best handling car; but thats OK. But the ride should be very,very smooth! 2. the development of a crack on the dashboard - around the outline of the passage side airbag - unacceptable for a 5 year old car and we live in Tasmania so the sun is not that stong. I am very hesitant to have anything done about it - I do not want the otherwise excellent build quality tampered with - could end up with other problems.

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