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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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