Wednesday, November 16, 2011

2012 Hyundai Azera

We have seen pictures of this car as the new Grandeur for the Korean market. So no big surprises today.

Still, a very nice looking car. With tons of stuff standard. Powered by a 293hp 3.3 Liter V6.

Here are some more details:

- All-new second generation Azera with Fluidic Sculpture design
- Powered by a new Lambda II 3.3-liter Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine and in-house six-speed automatic transmission
- Horsepower: 293 at 6400 RPM
- Best-in-class combined 23 mpg
- Better combined fuel efficiency than Nissan Maxima, Ford Taurus, Lexus ES350 and Buick LaCrosse V6
- Best-in-class specific output
- Nine standard airbags – includes knee airbag
- Impact-reducing front seat system
- Standard VSM, ESC, TCS, ABS with Brake Assist and EBD
- Best-in-class head and leg room for front-seat passengers
- Standard 18-inch alloy wheels and optional 19-inch alloy wheels
- HID Xenon headlights with LED accents
- Segment-exclusive standard navigation system with rearview camera
- Standard leather interior with heated front and rear seats
- Bluetooth® hands-free phone system with voice recognition
- Standard Blue Link telematics platform
- Segment-first manual side window sunshades
- Ventilated front seats


Anonymous said...

They need to get a new grill...the Melted look ruins the attempt at luxury design.

Torrey said...

Watch out Lacrosse, Avalon and ES3whatever! Grandmama's got a brand new ride!

You go Hyundai!

FusioptimaSX said...

The grill seems like a mix/bridge between genesis and sonata.

Anonymous said...

The butt looks sooooo wide. The interior is nothing special. The front is a droopy-looking version of the Sonata. I guess that we're getting so used to Hyundai's more daring designs that this just looks very disappointing. But if it's priced very, very well--below the LaCross, Taurus and certainly the Avalon, I'm sure Grandma and Grandpa will buy it.

Anonymous said...

I'm tired of the Hyundai swoopy designs.

Mobis21 said...

Last annon comment "I'm tired of the Hyundai swoopy desings."

Too bad. That is what is selling for them and by the way, it's also their "family" design language.

Anonymous said...

Dang, looks like a jaguar from behind. Hyundai just copies other peoples cars.

I would never buy a Hyundai.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget the 8-sp trans which is all new design for FWD.

Anonymous said...

To me it looks better than the Lacrosse,Avalon and Impala without being too overdone like the Sonata. It looks way better than the car it is replacing. Since there is a lot more traffic in Hyundai dealers than when the original Azera came out, this one should get a lot more attention and sales as a result. Well done Hyundai.

Anonymous said...

Hope it works better in person.
The desing is a bit over the top.
The back that comes to the sides ...
And the cheap looking face.

The car much be good by they should ask more europeans if the would buy it before releasing it.

Anonymous said...

Another hit.. Imagine if in a couple of years buyers realize they are as reliable as Honda and Toyota. Toyota has an uphill battle to change their design language.

Anonymous said...

Are the insurance companies going to give you a break since the front end already looks like it's been in an accident?

Anonymous said...

hyundai needs to stop using the term "fluidic sculpture". and i agree, all of hyundai's designs look the same (with the exception of the equus, genesis coupe, and santa fe). it works best on the accent but looks weird on a big car that's supposed to compete with more classy cars like the lacrosse, es350, etc

ne1butu said...

The Lacrosse is so much more stylish athletic and youthful looking, which is crazy to say about a Buick. This looks completely generic, like an Avalon knockoff.

Anonymous said...

issssssssssss wide. interior space similar to a 7-series! fluid sculpture simply hides the bulky mass of the car.

Anonymous said...

This is an awful generic anythingmobile. I'm getting very sick of the gooey designs coming out of Hyundai. Kias chiseled designs are much better looking. Hell, Buick outdoes this by a pretty wide margin.