The Hyundai Azera (also known as the Hyundai Grandeur) remains one of the very few Hyundais remaining on sale now that still has the old design language instead of the new fancy fluidic design that we’ve seen on the Sonata, Elantra, and even the humble Accent.

It was sold in Malaysia, but pretty much had no real competitor. In the US, it belongs to the same class of large sedans that’s one size larger than what we know as D-segment sedans (Sonata, Accord, Camry). These larger sedans called “full size sedans” include the Toyota Avalon, the Ford Taurus and the Chevrolet Impala. These class of cars have big V6 (sometimes V8) engines, and Hyundai’s marketing for the Azera in the US has the slogan “more horsepower than a BMW 5, more interior than a BMW 7”.

Hyundai must be somewhat happy with how the current Azera looks as there are design cues that pay homage to the current generation, especially the rear end. The Azera will be the largest front wheel drive Hyundai sedan and slots in between the front wheel drive Sonata and the rear wheel drive Genesis.