2025 Hyundai Grandeur Gets an Unofficial Facelift, Should It Launch in the US of A?

Hyundai Grandeur - Rendering 6 photos
Photo: Instagram | kolesaru
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Hyundai is one of the few companies that remains committed to traditional passenger cars in the United States. It's low-slung portfolio comprises the battery-electric Ioniq 6, as well as the Elantra, Elantra Hybrid, Elantra N, and the Sonata.
The Korean company has other such rides in its overseas lineup, like the Grandeur. The mid-size sedan has been in the seventh generation since late last year when production commenced at the Asan factory in its home market.

Related to the Kia K8, the Hyundai Grandeur builds on the same platform. It is the N3 construction, which is the foundation stone of the Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, Sonata, Staria, Tucson, Kia Sorento, Sportage, K5, Carnival, and others.

The automaker has played it safe for the powertrain family. Thus, the Grandeur comes with the usual gasoline assortment comprising a straight-four and a V6, a partially-electrified four-banger, and an LPG. A six-speed and an eight-speed transmission, both automatics, are available, depending on the selected assembly, and all-wheel drive is also on deck, though base models have to make do with front-wheel drive.

Hyundai Grandeur \- Rendering
Photo: Instagram | kolesaru
Hyundai's latest generation Grandeur has moved from a traditional design to a more futuristic one. It has a full-width light bar at the front, similar to other modern rides in the company's portfolio. The main clusters were positioned below it on each side of the wide grille, and further down, it has a large intake with an identical pattern.

It has a long rear overhang, another full-width light bar that stretches across its back end from one fender to the other, arched rear pillars, and the Grandeur name decorates the trunk lid. It looks very upscale inside, as Hyundai has used some fine materials. Modern technology is also on deck, including the widescreen displays and a third screen used to control the HVAC system.

Although interesting, the design may not be everyone's cup of tea, especially on the outside. As a result, some rendering artists have started giving it all kinds of unofficial facelifts. The latest we came across bears Kolesa's signature all over it and represents a more down-to-earth proposal.

The pixel manipulator made the main grille even wider by removing the light clusters and repositioning them further up. Part of the full-width light bar was neatly incorporated into the headlamps as the daytime running lights and the hood, quarter panels, and bumper were virtually updated to fit the new design.

Normally, the unofficial facelift would continue at the other end, yet in this case, the quoted website, which released this rendering on social media recently, chose to draw the line here. However, the social media post embedded below shows other fresh Hyundais with tweaked faces. Some look better than the real thing, others don't. So, which one is your favorite?

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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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