Hyundai Grandeur Hyundai Grandeur
Sometimes the first impression is the most true. A quick look at the car, and I already feel sympathy for the impressive appearance of the "Korean." By the way, English. grandeur - greatness. Sedan, this word fits one hundred percent. Since 1998, when the Hyundai company began to produce "granders" of its own design (until 1998 they were licensed "Mitsubishi-Deboner" with a different appearance), they did not have such attractive forms.
I press the door open button on the key fob … and no reaction. Then begins the "dance" in an attempt to get the electronic "sim-sim" to unlock the Korean mansions. Finally, the secret is unraveled. It turns out that after more than two hours of parking, the car stops recognizing the smart key. In order for Grander to let me in, I had to, having consulted with the dealer (fortunately, already familiar with this problem), hold down the trunk button.
Carbon inserts on the central panel look frankly cheap
Carbon inserts on the central panel look frankly cheap. Carbon inserts on the central panel look frankly cheap.
At the driver's seat, you can adjust the length of the pillow, and in the most prestigious configuration, which came to me, it has a massage function. Leather trim looks expensive. At the same time, carbon inserts on the front panel seemed inappropriate, I would prefer wood trim. I was surprised that when you turn on the rear view camera, the warning on the monitor is displayed in English, although the navigation from Navitel is Russified.
WELCOME TO THE CLUB
Quibbles end when I sit on the back sofa. He was given special attention. No wonder most buyers will drive here. Thanks to an increase in wheelbase of 65 mm compared to the previous model, the rear of the cabin has reached the size of a small cabinet. There are plenty of places for legs and overhead. According to these indicators, Grander is ready to become a class leader.
A rare car even a class above is able to provide such space. In the backs of the front seats are provided with recesses for the legs - for me, they are completely superfluous
A rare car even a class above is able to provide such space. In the backs of the front seats are provided with recesses for the legs - for me, they are completely superfluous. A rare car even a class above is able to provide such space. In the backs of the front seats are provided with recesses for the legs - for me, they are completely superfluous.
In movement, it also fully corresponds to the name: it travels with dignity. Acceleration can not be called energetic, but on such a machine and do not want to rush. She gently swims along the road waves, swallows small irregularities well. And this despite the low tire profile. Measured the distance from the ground to the front bumper - 190 mm, to the rear - 280 mm. For parking in the city - quite. Practical business also does not hurt a business sedan.
Noise isolation at height. Extra sounds do not interfere with listening to the Infinity audio system, which includes 11 speakers, a subwoofer and an external amplifier. For comfort, the Grander could well argue with some higher class cars. By the way, the Korean model falls into an interesting niche: it is more expensive than Nissan-Tean and Toyota-Camry, but cheaper than Lexus-ES. I note that they are all front-wheel drive, like the Grander. Summarize. Hyundai Grander deserves a place in the club of business sedans. But I think Tean and Camry will still buy a lot more. Their equipment is in many respects similar. "Grander" stands out for its design and spaciousness in the cabin, but you cannot take one look and capacity of buyers alone. Especially in a serious business class.
EYES AND EARS
The front and rear parking radars of the Grander were tested in combat conditions, that is, on city streets. As an obstacle, they chose a minibus with a strongly protruding and low hitch: it is easy to scratch the bumper. But the parking sensors have passed the test. Putting the car in the parking lot, you can navigate not only by the squeak of sensors and the image from the rear view camera, - an indicator (green, or yellow, or red) appears on the instrument panel, which allows you to fairly accurately assess the distance to the obstacle.