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Hyundai Grandeur

Car Review

NRMA Motoring Date: 1 1999

Hyundai’s model is expanding at a rapid rate and the vehicle to reach our shores is the a six-cylinder family-size sedan luxury features.

Taking on the family sixes is a big task and has perhaps wisely positioned the a little more upmarket the base Falcons, Commodores, and Camrys that fleets to buy.

Two Grandeur models are one is simply called the Grandeur and the is the Grandeur XG. Prices are $33,990 for the and $39,990 for the Grandeur XG.

Both models are powered by the 3.0 litre DOHC V6 engine and have a five speed transmission with a Tiptronic mode.

Standard equipment to both models includes wheel disc brakes ABS, dual front with a passenger presence air conditioning and a six-speaker stereo cassette deck and CD player.

is also power steering, locking (only key operated on the model), an immobiliser, power and exterior mirrors, front and fog lamps, tilt adjustable wheel and a 60/40 split rear seat.

The Grandeur XG gains traction leather seats with adjustment for the driver’s seat, control air conditioning with vents, cruise control, a computer, keyless entry, alarm and additional woodgrain trim.

Though the Grandeur offer quite the stretch-out space of a Commodore or a Falcon, it well against the Camry and the Grandeur occupants have leg room in both the front and the and head room is satisfactory.

The front seats proved a disappointing; they are a good but fail to provide good and support. The rear seat is narrower than Falcon, and Magna but wide enough for adults of average size.

There’s a good size compartment, with a 60/40 folding rear seat only) to fit in those longer Interior storage is generous, plenty of lidded and open pockets and cupholders.

Apart noticeable orange peel in the paintwork, the overall standard of looked pretty good in the Grandeur.

Driving the Grandeur, one of the things you notice is the smoothness of the delivery. The Grandeur is ahead of its by having a five speed transmission and this is well to the refined character of the 3.0 litre V6 engine.

The Grandeur can’t match the engine Falcons, Commodores and on outright performance (or the 3.0 litre which has a weight advantage the Grandeur) but for most situations, good engine power

Hyundai Grandeur

The five speed automatic the engine with its good of ratios as well as its quick, changes in both manual and automatic mode.

In terms of noise, the Grandeur has no trouble its rivals. The Grandeur’s low interior levels are very much in with the car’s luxury

With handling, Hyundai has concentrated a little too much on and not enough on driving satisfaction. The is happy enough trundling town but inadequacies show up the car is extended.

The high quality tyres provide ample grip in the non-traction control base but the shock absorbers aren’t at controlling body movement tighter corners or over a of bumps. Steering feel is lifeless and there is noticeable kickback when mid-corner are encountered.

Though the Grandeur’s might not suit enthusiastic the brakes proved to be better expected. Our tests showed to be very effective in both and emergency braking, and with resistance to fade under usage.


Though the new Hyundai doesn’t match the driving of competitors from companies as Toyota and Mitsubishi, it does the levels of quietness, smoothness, and equipment that luxury expect.

Probably the biggest for the Grandeur will be to entice away from the other performers in the market place. The competitive pricing, plus its year warranty, should in this regard.

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