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Hyundai Azera 2006

Hyundai readies premium sedan for Seoul show

The car has the name 'TG' and is successor to the Grandeur XG. The domestic sales campaign gets underway in May.


There is much speculation about the TG's powerplant. There are likely to be several displacement options: ranging from a 2.7-litre four to 3.3- and, it is rumoured, 3.6-litre V6.


Hyundai officials have let slip that the TG engine consumes five percent less fuel than the XG's transversely mounted 24-valve Dohc 3.5-litre V6 yet generates 25 percent more power. The XG put out 195ps, on which basis the TG is going to be capable of about 250ps. There are rumours of a 3.8-litre V6 option capable of 270ps or more.


  • rctennis3811rctennis3811 Posts: 1,031
    I saw spy shots (different ones) of the 2006 XG and they looks the same! I like the interior, as with the 2005 Sonata. It seems like Hyundai is getting some style into their cars!
  • steven2steven2 Posts: 37
    it seems to me that kia and hyundai are competing with themselves when virtually every model is a kia and a hyundai, under a different alias. The amanti has gotten lots of talk, but it is just an luxurious XG with E-Class headlights. The rest of their models are virtual clones, from the cheapest to the most "expensive".

    Right now, Hyundai should be established as a sporty, inexpensive company while kia should be the affordable near-luxury brand. It is sad that people should decide between an optima or a sonata; the people considering a hyundai should not be the ones considering a kia.
  • lngtonge18lngtonge18 Posts: 2,228
    Why should Hyundai be the sporty inexpensive brand and Kia the near luxury brand when Hyundai's name has more brand recognition behind it? Hyundai is slowly gaining prestige but Kia is till lagging behind with its image as the cheapest car on the block. Hyundai needs to be the near luxury brand.
  • jimbeaumijimbeaumi Posts: 620
    Those look like spy shots of the next Sonata, seen elsewhere in these threads. I would expect more conservative styling on the XG.
  • rctennis3811rctennis3811 Posts: 1,031
    The next Sonata has different side windows and a different interior. I'm almost 100% sure that this is the XG.
  • does anybody know when the redesigned XG and Sonata will be available?......AND......Does anyone have more spyphotos other than the one already listed......AND......are they planning to up the horsepower in both of these vehicles?
  • player4player4 Posts: 362
    Both the 2006 Hyundai XG, and the 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe will have a 3.8L V6 Engine putting out around 240 - 260 HP.
  • murleymurley Posts: 6
    Yup. The engine that Hyundai will be using is the one that Kia built for the Mojave Truck. Kia will be putting it in a few other vehicles also.
  • Does anyone have any idea about the pricing for the 2006 Sonata and the XG?

    Also, will either the Sonata or the XG be available with a manual transmission and the V6?
  • lngtonge18lngtonge18 Posts: 2,228
    You can forget about the XG offering a manual tranny. It's a luxo boat type of car with no sporting intentions. I wouldn't hold your breath on a manual tranny on the Sonata V6 either. The only Sonata V6 to offer a manual tranny was the 99 and 00 model and very few were made. It was so rare, people wondered whether it was even brought to the US. I'd expect Hyundai to follow the same path with the new Sonata especially since they tend to go for the more plush side, like Camry and Accord, instead of the sporty side, like the Altima and 6.
  • f111df111d Posts: 114
    How about a poor man's BMW driving chassis?
  • miyomiyo Posts: 2
    It's name will be TG380.
    3.8L lamda engine, HID lamp, Dual muffler, Smart key, ESP, ECS, LED back lamp,, etc,
    I'm not good at English, thank you
  • whzrdwhzrd Posts: 39
    do you know any specifications other than that info example - performance,dimensions ?








    And a cleaned up shot with photoshop...


  • jms9jms9 Posts: 11
    I believe that last picture is an old Infiniti M45 with a Hyundai badge photoshopped on, but I may be wrong.
  • Sounds about right to me but no one knows how the TG will look like when it finally comes out.
  • merc1merc1 Posts: 6,081
    That last picture is clearly a current model M45 with an H badge.


  • G'day all.

    He's right - that pic is definitely NOT the front of the new Grandeur - how do I know? I've got photos. Luckily enough I managed to snap the cars undergoing filming for their commercial in Australia (they probably won't be released here). I am looking to offload these pics (which are great quality) as I am a hobbyist photographer who likes to make a bit of money on the side to pay for the gear! Anyhow, I was going to attach a sample pic, but I can't work out how to do it (anyone help?!).

    Think - BMW type fin to the rear of the roof, wing mirror mounted indicators, plenty of chrome, dual exhausts (one either side of the rear bumper) horizontal chrome bars on the grill...

    Anyway, if anyone out there is interested in further pics - email


  • hiramehirame Posts: 6

    unfortunately, the front shot from Geneva isn't available as of now, the second shot was taken in SK and still somewhat camouflaged. but you can definitely have a glimpse of it.
  • hiramehirame Posts: 6

    whatcha think about it? I've got a mixed feeling. It doesn't quite stand out tho, a tad disappointing and encouraging.
    hopefully, the interior shots come out soon.
  • csandstecsandste Posts: 1,866
    rear end treatments. Some kind of Sable thing, here. I guess Hyundai is going through the mid-nineties Japanese conservative binge.
  • SylviaSylvia Posts: 1,636
    Geneva Auto Show...
  • idforedidfored Posts: 19
    ......and younger! 233HP w/3300cc lamda engine(anyone knows what that is?) sounds more attractive. According to message # 9, engine was going to be 3.8L. Will there be options? Maybe?
  • hiramehirame Posts: 6

    Looking better?
    Hopefully, we can get some aftermarket cosmetic kits soon after TG coming out. kinda dull looking as it is, IMO. I heard the higher-end KDM TG is soon to be unveiled in SK. Reportedly, it should feature somewhat more luxo styling and options.
  • alpha01alpha01 Posts: 4,747
    The front of this vehicle looks remarkably similar to the last Millenia offered here in the US. Not a bad thing, but not very distinctive. For overall value, since it will have the 3.3L, ESC, traction, ABS, side curtains, all the goodies, I think the more attractive, loaded Sonata LX is perfect. But this looks like a very nice car.

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