The Hyundai Grandeur is a mid-size luxury car (initially full-size car) produced by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai since 1986. The Grandeur has evolved through five generations with intermediate restylings, and is marketed under various nameplates worldwide — prominently as the Hyundai Azera . As the Azera, it was considered the flagship model of Hyundai's United States lineup until the arrival of the Genesis sedan. Currently the Azera slots between the midsize Sonata and the Genesis sedan.
As of January 2014, the sedan is available in South Korea, China, the middle East, and the Americas(except Mexico).Some of its awards include 2006 Canadian Car of the Year awards: named "Best New Family Car (over CAN$35,000)", Kiplinger’s Personal Finance “Best in Class” in the $25,000 to $30,000 category, 2007 Azera, and J.D. Power and Associates – 2006: named "Most Appealing Large Car".
Since its introduction to the U.S. market in late-2000, the XG/Azera had been a consistent seller until late-2008, when it suffered a significant drop in sales.