The Hyundai Azera was sold as the Hyundai Grandeur between 1986 and 2002. The Grandeur on its launch in 1986 was a renamed version of the Debonair produced by Mitsubishi and derived its power from a 2.0 Liter SOHC MPI engine. A 2.4 Liter SOHC MPI engine was added in 1987 to the Grandeur and a 3.0 Liter V6 engine in 1990. The second generation Grandeur made its debut in 1992. The vehicle came in various versions and had a choice of four engines; a 2.0 Liter engine with 4 cylinders, a 2.5 Liter V6, a 3.0 Liter V6 and a 3.5 Liter V6. This car was only meant for sale in the South Korean market.
The third Generation Hyundai Grandeur was titled Grandeur XG and it was a luxury car that was mid-sized. It made its debut in 2000. The same year a Grandeur XG200 made its debut which was powered by a 3.0 Liter V6 engine and it was sold until 2003. In 2002, the Grandeur debuted with the XG 350 model which was powered by a 3.5 Liter V6 Sigma engine. The new car had an L version also.
In 2006, the fourth Generation Hyundai Grandeur TG or the Azera made its debut. The brand name was used in North America, China, Taiwan, Philippines, Iran, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and several other Middle East markets. The vehicle is a normal sized sedan which derives its power from a 3.8 Lambada V6 engine which has five automatic gears. In Europe, the Azera is powered by a 2.2 VGT CRDI engine that runs on diesel. The vehicle comes in three versions, GLS, SE and Limited. In the GLS all the systems on the car are power. It also has air conditioning, rear mirrors that can dim the lights of the vehicles behind you, a stereo system with 6disc CD player and 6 speakers. The SE version comes with 17 inch tires, the temperatures inside the car can be adjusted automatically and the steering wheel and gear shift system are wrapped in leather. The Limited version has leather seats, its seats in the front are heated and the sunshade in the back can be moved with the touch of a button. All versions of the Hyundai Azera come with disc brakes that are anti-lock, a system to check that the vehicle won't roll over and side airbags.