Hyundai’s environmental efforts in Europe and America are mainly focused on fuel cell vehicles. Occasionally, they also come up with a hybrid car such as the Sonata, and now this, the Grandeur Hybrid. The Grandeur (also known as Azera) Hybrid is currently only available in Hyundai’s home market of South Korea.
The Hyundai Grandeur Hybrid features an in-house hybrid drivetrain similar to the one used in the Sonata Hybrid. It consists of a 2.4 liter four-cylinder engine and a 35-kilowatt electric motor, developing a total 204 horsepower.
This system’s average fuel consumption in the Grandeur Hybrid is 16 kilometers per liter, which is slightly over 6 liter per 100 km or 37 American mpg. Not bad for a car as big and luxurious as the Grandeur.
Hyundai Grandeur Hybrid is fitted with all the bells and whistle the range-topping gas-powered version comes with, in addition to a device that makes artificial engine sound for when the car operated in pure electric mode. This is designed as a safety feature let the passers-by know there is a car approaching.
The new Hyundai Grandeur Hybrid is priced at 34.6 million won ($34,500) in KDM. Currently, there is no plan to sell the car outside Korea.