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After revealing a few teaser sketches of the new 2017 Hyundai Grandeur earlier this week, the company has finally released the first photos of the real thing. The sixth-generation full-size sedan – badged as the Azera in certain markets – will go on sale in its home market of South Korea next month.

There’s definitely a more upmarket look to the Grandeur now, with elongated proportions and taut lines. At the front, the trapezoidal full-LED headlights appear to have been nicked from the new G30 BMW 5 Series, flanking the new corporate cascading grille first seen on the i30.

Along the sides, a sweeping shoulder line stretches from the headlights to the rear doors, before being picked up over the rear wheel arches. The slim two-piece tail lights are connected via a horizontal bar.

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Inside, the dashboard has a horizontal, layered design with controls and information on each layer. The upper layer, which carries the touchscreen and an analogue clock, looks rather like the one on the Toyota Sienta. Hyundai claims that new paint technologies and enriched materials creates its Modern Premium feel.

No mention of powertrain choices as yet for the front-wheel drive offering, but those available for the new Grandeur shouldn’t depart from that seen on the current car, which sits between the Sonata and Genesis within Hyundai’s model range.

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Presently, the vehicle is available with two Theta 2.4 litre four-pots (MPI and GDi) and two Lambda V6 units, a 3.0 litre and a range-topping 3.3 litre, as well as a hybrid variant featuring the 2.4 litre MPI and a 35 kW electric motor combination.

As standard, the existing car features a six-speed automatic transmission, but it’s expected that the new eight-speed ‘box seen on the new second-gen Kia Cadenza will also be offered on this one.