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Hyundai has published a set of teaser sketches to preview the all-new 2018 Azera.

The sketches suggest the sixth-generation Azera looks sharper and more upscale than the model currently found in showrooms. Its front end falls in line with the design language introduced by the i30 hatchback last month, while its rear end receives thin LED headlights connected by a light bar. Teaser sketches usually don’t tell the full story, so the production model might end up looking a lot less muscular when it lands.

Technical specifications haven’t been published yet. However, the Azera could surf the industry’s downsizing wave and come standard with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. A re-worked version of the current model’s direct-injected 3.3-liter V6 engine will be offered at an extra cost, and front-wheel drive will be the only configuration available regardless of how many cylinders are under the hood.

The new Hyundai Azera will go on sale in South Korea next month, but it’s too early to tell when we’ll see the U.S.-spec model. It could debut next month during the Los Angeles Auto Show, but the company has a history of showing new models in its home country well before they make they’re introduced on our shores.

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Raina Hein photographed by Paolo Pamintuan for www. baconforyoureyes .com