Hyundai AG: luxury FWD sedan to slot between Grandeur/Azera and Genesis

Hyundai has revealed a new large front-wheel drive luxury sedan, dubbed AG for now, at the 2014 Busan Motor Show.


The company isn’t saying much about the new sedan except to say that its “front-wheel drive flagship sedan will offer quiet and sophisticated driving comfort, while adopting a series of advanced convenience features”. Unlike the smaller Grandeur/Azera, the AG features styling from the “Fluidic Sculpture 2.0” playbook that graces, if that’s the word, the new Sonata.

Given it’s front-wheel drive roots, it’s likely that the AG will feature V6s from the Grandeur/Azera. Currently the Grandeur is available with either a 3-litre V6 (199kW/266hp; 310Nm/229 lb-ft) or a 3.3-litre V6 (216kW/290hp; 346Nm/255 lb-ft). The 2.4-litre 4-cylinder (148kW/198hp; 250Nm/184 lb-ft) is also available on the Korea-market Azera.

Right now the car is branded AG, but it’s likely that this is just the car’s model code. A more catchy name is likely when the car is released in the Korean market in the second half of 2014. It’s unknown, at this stage, whether the AG will be released in other markets.



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