Hyundai has unveiled the second generation Azera at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. This is the fifth vehicle to adopt the company’s signature Fluidic Sculpture design language next to the Tucson , Accent , Elantra , and Sonata models. The Hyundai Azera will go on sale in February 2012.
The new Fluidic Sculpture design language the Azera has adopted allows the luxury sedan to be longer, lighter, and lower. With these changes, the model will offer more than 45 inches of legroom and 40 inches of headroom for front-seat passengers.
Under the hood, the new Azera will offer a new 3.3-liter V6 engine with direct injection that will deliver 293 HP and 255 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to Hyundai’s six-speed automatic transmission and will deliver a fuel economy of 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
UPDATE 11/16/11: This review has been updated with the official details and images for the Hyundai Azera.
UPDATE 02/15/12: Hyundai has officially released the official price for the 2012 Azera that is now officially on sale. Prices will start from $32,000 for the extraordinarily well-equipped Azera and $36,000 for the range-topping Azera with Technology Package.
Before the Genesis was flying the flag of affordable luxury, the Hyundai Azera was the up and coming Korean automaker’s upscale model, and although it is no longer their top rung offering, Hyundai is still working hard for the cause as is evident by the new 2011 Azera sedan that was unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show with sales slated to begin this spring. Exterior upgrades for the new car include redesigned headlights, tail lamps and fog lights and a new grill as well as revised more aggressive bumper fascias. The side mirrors, window trim, trunk lid and alloy wheels are all new as well.
The 2011 model benefits from two new versions of the Lambda V6 engine with improved power and fuel economy combined with an all new six speed automatic transmission. The 3.3 Liter DOHC Lambda six cylinder produces a total of 260 HP and 233 lb-ft of torque while the larger 3.8 Liter version delivers an estimated 283 HP and 263 lb-ft of twist. Thus adding an extra element of oomph to the and efficiency to the high end Azera.
Hyundai Motor America announced pricing today for the all-new 2007 Hyundai Azera GLS equipped with a powerful, yet fuel-efficient 3.3-liter V6 engine. The SE trim level has also been upgraded and a surround sound audio system is now available on the Limited model. The Hyundai Azera GLS is available at dealerships now. NEW TRIM LEVELS AND EQUIPMENT New trim level – GLS equipped with 3.3-liter V6 engine, which achieves 21 mpg city, 28 mpg highway 17-inch wheel and bumper moldings (...) More
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named the Hyundai Sonata GLS and Azera Limited “Best in Class” in the annual buyer’s guide “Best of 2007 Cars” awards. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance editors and analysts evaluated nearly 500 new models and selected winners in nine price categories from small economy cars to crossovers, large SUVs and luxury sedans. They also assessed sticker and dealer prices, projected resale values and fuel costs. The Azera Limited beat the Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima for “Best (...) More
The Hyundai Azera and Hyundai Tucson were each named winners in the Strategic Vision 2006 Total Value Awards. Survey results placed the Azera atop the large car segment, and Tucson in a tie (with the Saturn Vue) for the top spot in the small sport utility vehicle segment. The Strategic Vision poll surveyed more than 64,000 new vehicle buyers after 90 days of ownership. Results from this information spotlight vehicles that give drivers the best economic value paired with the highest (...) More
Packed with even more luxury and safety features, the Azera returns in 2007 to further define how consumers think about premium sedans by offering additional value. With its enhanced interior, added convenience features and standard safety technologies, the 2007 Azera is a luxurious, yet practical alternative for consumers in the market for other premium vehicles like the Lexus ES 350, Mercedes Benz E-Class and BMW 760i.
Hyundai Azera 2006 hit $27,500 average transaction price in March; the highest of any Hyundai ever and higher than the XG350 the Azera replaces. While Hyundai still fights the perception that real car buyers don’t buy its wares, the company is already selling twice as many Azeras as it did XG350s. The Azera starts at just under $25,000 and is racking up double the sales of the XG350, said Michael Deitz, Hyundai manager of model line planning. Still, Deitz admitted, "75 percent of Americans (...) More
Available in dealerships from Fall 2005, the new 2006 Hyundai Azera is destined to redefine the way people think about premium sedans. That’s because the terms “premium” and “attainable” have been exclusive until now. With segment-leading standard safety technology (including Electronic Stability Control) and upscale convenience features, the Azera proves that impressive content and affordability can happily coexist.