The Korean carmaker is a significant name in the auto industry these days. Therefore it’s no surprise that its lineup is continually growing. At the moment, it covers virtually every segment of passenger cars and crossovers. The one that is missing is a flagship, full-size SUV. A Couple of months ago, in the Busan Motor Show, Hyundai introduced a concept of a full-size SUV, with the Grandmaster name.
At present, the name of the upcoming production model is unknown so that we will use this one. According to some reports, it might come pretty soon, in a year or two, as the 2020 Hyundai Grandmaster Full-Size SUV. At the moment, we can rely on the concept and its design, though the same changes will surely come.
2020 Hyundai Grandmaster Concept and Redesign
First of all, we must make matters about base design characteristics clear. Though many refer to this concept as a full-size SUV, it comes with a car-like, unibody structure. Thus, it would be more precise to call it a full-size crossover. The new model will utilize the same platform as full-size sedans G90 Genesis and Kia K900. Of course, we are about to find some alterations, normal for crossovers. Expect significant changes to the chassis, such as additional strengthening, or maybe a longer wheelbase.
Whatever the case, most of the mechanisms will be shared, including engine lineup. Judging from the concept, it looks like the 2020 Hyundai Grandmaster will look very futuristic. The most notable thing about the concept was the grill, which comes with a pretty unit layout and general design. However, we presume that the forthcoming production model will probably be a tiny bit more production friendly.
In terms of general shape, these two models should feature similar shape, though the new 2020 Hyundai Grandmaster will likely be considerably larger. Also, there is no doubt that we are going to find a great deal of unique details. This is going to be a flagship model, so the designer will likely have a great deal of freedom when creating the final appearance of the model. Areas that should be unique are front fascia, wheels, rear fascia, taillights and others.
Interior Design and Features
The interior of the new 2020 Hyundai Grandmaster is still a mystery. At the present time, we know that the new model will definitely feature three rows of seats, with a capacity up to 8, depending on the version. Taking into consideration the platform that is shared with G90 Genesis, there is no doubt that the new crossover will be very spacious.
Also, expect a slightly more luxurious approach compared to smaller vehicles in the lineup of this Korean maker. Most likely, this model will drift on a nice line between mainstream and premium segment, which the quality closer to luxury crossover, but the price range that is common among mainstream full-size crossovers. Besides quality materials, expect to see a very long list of standard features, which will also have a bunch of new gadgetry and other technology features.
2020 Hyundai Grandmaster Engine
In terms of powertrain, we likely won’t see bigger surprises. The 2020 Hyundai Grandmaster will come with the company’s familiar units. Most likely, it will mimic the G90. That would mean a 3.3-liter V6 as a base engine. This unit is quite effective and produces around 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque. A large V8 should be in the offer as well. Both engines use the same 8-speed automatic transmission. Most likely, RWD will be standard, while an AWD design will be discretionary.
As we have already mentioned, the 2020 Hyundai Grandmaster will actually be a crossover. Considering that there aren’t many full-scale SUVs with a unibody platform, we can put all full-size vehicles at the exact same class. Considering that this model will stand somewhere between mainstream and luxury segment, it will compete with numerous kinds of models. There is a luxurious Mercedes-Benz GLS Class, but also classic SUVs like Infiniti QX80, Ford Expedition, Chevy Suburban, Toyota Sequoia etc.
Release Date and Price
The new full-size SUV has been introduced in a kind of concept lately, but we can’t say anything more precise about the production model and its coming date. Based on some reports, it might come pretty soon, already in about a year. When it comes to the price, we’ll rely on our own, rough estimations. The base 2020 Hyundai Grandmaster will probably go somewhere between 50.000 and 55.000 dollars.