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Trevor Collett | May, 30 2014 | 3 Comments

Hyundai has unveiled its new ‘AG’ model at Korea's Busan Motor Show, with the large sedan set to become a premium model in the brand's home land.

Entering above the revised Grandeur, which was also unveiled at Busan, the AG has been confirmed for a Korean-market launch in the second half of this year.

Hyundai’s Genesis will still be the Korean carmaker’s flagship model, and an Australian debut has been confirmed for the later part of 2014.

(TMR's Tony O'Kane will be driving the new Genesis in the coming weeks, stay tuned for his report.)

Whether the AG will follow it or not is unclear, as Hyundai is yet to commit to any market outside Korea for its new model.

The AG is styled under Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 guidelines, using a front-wheel-drive platform shared with the Grandeur that the Korean carmaker says is “quiet and sophisticated”.

Hyundai has released few details for the AG, and even the sedan’s windows were blacked-out for its motor show launch.

We do know that the AG is designed to win over customers in Korea who may be considering a premium sedan from Germany’s ‘big three’; Audi, BMW or Mecedes-Benz.

2014 Hyundai Grandeur
2014 Hyundai Grandeur

There’s a chance the AG could share the revised Grandeur’s engine line-up, however, which now consists of a 2.4 litre petrol engine and a new 2.2 litre diesel unit.

The as-yet unknown price tag for the Genesis sedan will likely dictate if Hyundai Australia has room for the AG in its line-up, with the current range-topping sedan being the i40 Premium, which starts from $45,590 plus on-roads.

But, with the Sonata badge returning to Australia and the new Genesis on the way, Hyundai's local arm will likely look to focus on those new midsized and large offerings.

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