Hyundai Grandeur Gets Minor Refresh for 2025 Model Year in Korea

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The Hyundai Grandeur, a full-size luxury sedan reigning supreme in its home market of South Korea, has received a minor update for the 2025 model year. While the overall design remains largely unchanged from the seventh generation introduced just 18 months ago, Hyundai has focused on enhancing technology, safety features, and offering a touch of visual flair.

Hyundai Grandeur

One of the most significant upgrades is the standard inclusion of Lane Keeping Assist 2 on all Grandeur trims. This improved system promises better lane-centering capabilities and utilizes a wider field of view from the front camera for more precise operation. Inside the cabin, the climate control system now boasts the ability to receive software updates over the air, ensuring the car stays current with the latest advancements.

Hyundai has prioritized safety by adding a fire extinguisher – an unusual but potentially life-saving inclusion – to all models. Additionally, steering wheel grip detection has become standard across all trims, prompting an alert if the driver loses contact with the wheel. Subtle improvements include enhanced lighting on the trunk lid and rear seat belts, along with a vibration warning on the electronic gear shifter mounted on the steering column.

Hyundai Grandeur interior

2025 Hyundai Grandeur interior

For those seeking a more luxurious touch, the top-of-the-line Calligraphy trim boasts a new head-up display and sumptuous quilted Nappa leather upholstery. But the most visually striking change comes in the form of the optional Black Exterior Package. This package adds a touch of menacing elegance by darkening the grille, emblems, and 20-inch alloy wheels. This dark exterior can be paired with either the Abyss Black Pearl paint for a complete blackout effect or the Serenity White Pearl for a high-contrast, two-tone look.

Engineered for the Korean market, the Grandeur offers a wide range of powertrain options to cater to diverse driving preferences. A fuel-efficient 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder hybrid drivetrain sits at the base of the range. For those seeking a more traditional gasoline experience, a naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is available. Power enthusiasts can opt for the 3.5-liter V6 engine, offered in both gasoline and LPG variants.

2024 Hyundai Grandeur

Hyundai's pricing strategy for the 2025 Grandeur caters to a broad audience. Prices start at a competitive $27,600 for the base 2.5-liter model and climb to $36,400 for the range-topping Calligraphy trim equipped with the 3.5-liter V6. Hybrid options start at $31,400 for the Premium trim, rising to $38,400 for the fully loaded Calligraphy model.

While the Grandeur enjoyed a stint in the US market under the name Azera until 2017, it's unlikely that the current generation will be making a transatlantic journey. However, this update serves as a testament to Hyundai's commitment to continuously refining and improving its flagship sedan for the Korean market.

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