The 6th generation Hyundai Azera, also known as Grandeur, in South Korea, will be presented and put for sale next month. But the Korean carmaker does not want to fully reveal it nor to wait one more month to tease it. The best solution is in-between: a sketch of the D-segment sedan.
The Azera has always been a front-wheel drive sedan and that should remain the same. It has been developed under the codename IG, over the Y7 platform, that also underpins the 7th generation Sonata and the 2nd generation Kia Cadenza.
With that in mind, we should expect some similarities between the Azera and the Cadenza. The Kia D-segment sedan is 4.97 m long, 1.87 m wide, 1.47 m high and has a wheelbase of 2.86 m. The new Cadenza’s weight varies from 1,565 kg to 1,670 kg. Its engine options range from a 2.4 GDI engine that produces 140 kW at 6,000 rpm and 241 Nm at 4,000 rpm to the top of the line turbocharged 3.3 V6, also with direct injection. It generates 213 kW at 6,400 rpm and 343 Nm at 5,200 rpm. For the ones that prefer even more torque, there’s the 2.2 e-VGT turbodiesel engine, which offers 441 Nm between 1,750 rpm and 2,750 rpm while delivering 148 kW at 3,800 rpm.