2016 Azera Adds New Convenience Driving Technologies to Generous Premium Amenities

Smart Cruise Control with Stop/Start Capability and Electronic Parking Brake Added to Abundant Level of Advanced Convenience and Safety Features

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., October 19, 2015 – For 2016, Hyundai has again increased the appeal of its award-winning Azera premium sedan, offering new convenience driving technologies such as Smart Cruise Control with Stop/Start capability and Electronic Parking Brake to Limited models.

2016 Azera Highlights
Driving Convenience

  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop/Start capability added to Limited model
  • Electronic Parking Brake added to Limited model

The 2016 Azera represents an advanced approach to the traditional premium sedan segment by delivering a powerful yet efficient powertrain, modern design, and luxury features combined with Hyundai’s consistently strong value proposition. Azera continues to offer customers the highest levels of luxury, performance, and efficiency, all brought together in an innovative design.

2016 Hyundai Azera MSRP
Azera 3.3L V6 $34,100
Azera Limited 3.3L V6 $39,300

 

AZERA MEETS THE MECHANICS OF FLIGHT
Azera’s Fluidic Sculpture design takes inspiration from the mechanics of flight. The exterior of the Azera is long, light and low. The unique, undulating beltline allows for a long, sleek roofline accented by the third window and wraparound LED taillights. A monoform side profile includes flowing lines into the rear quarter panel. The face is masculine, with a powerful, winged chrome grille and available HID headlamps that integrate precise details, coupled with LED fog lights on the Limited model. From the side, the stance is complemented by large-diameter multi-spoke alloy wheels (standard 18-inch and available 19-inch).

The elegant look continues inside where Hyundai has created an upscale ambiance, with a flow-through center stack and instrument panel that creates a dual-cockpit front passenger space. These flowing surfaces complement the exterior design and wrap around the driver and passengers. Also on the interior, illuminated door sill plates greet passengers as they enter the vehicle.

ACCOMMODATING INTERIOR WITH STANDARD LEATHER
Azera offers luxurious appointments that rival the finest premium sedans. It offers a roomy cabin with more than 45 inches of legroom and 40 inches of headroom for front-seat passengers.

Hyundai focuses heavily on other interior details, such as an optional panoramic sunroof, which allows more natural light into the cabin, and 3D Carbon interior accents. Other available luxury equipment includes a power rear sunshade and manual rear side window shades. The side shades, not found on any other car in the Azera’s segment, can be conveniently tucked away when not in use.

Given the functionality and design of the Azera, seat quality and comfort is of extreme importance to the feel of the car. Azera offers first-class seating for all passengers, offering leather seating as standard equipment with a 12-way power driver and eight-way front passenger seat. The driver’s seat includes a seat cushion extension and an integrated memory system for the seat, steering wheel column and side mirrors, while Azera climate and seat temperature controls keep occupants in total comfort. Azera models include standard power-folding side mirrors.

2016 Hyundai Azera Interior Dash

Azera also offers an innovative Hands-free Smart Trunk opener that automatically opens the trunk when the key is detected near the trunk for three seconds, for a convenient means of trunk access. Unlike some competitors, the Azera system opens by simply the presence of the key near the trunk, and does not require a kicking motion under the trunk by the driver. The system can be disabled whenever desired as well.

Finally, Azera offers heated front and rear seats, dual automatic temperature control, second row air vents, and cooled glove box, all standard.

BEST-IN-CLASS SPECIFIC OUTPUT
With the introduction of direct injection, Hyundai didn’t have to increase the displacement of the V6 engine in the pursuit of more power. The sophisticated Lambda II 3.3-liter direct-injected V6 engine is the heart of the Azera. It produces best-in-class specific output of 88.8 horsepower per liter, while also boasting the smallest displacement V6 in its class. The engine’s high-pressure direct injection system (over 2,200 psi), increases power and torque, while simultaneously reducing fuel consumption and emissions. The system eliminates the need for greater displacement, and increases the compression ratio from 10.4 to 11.5 in the pursuit of greater thermal efficiency and power output. The engine also features all-aluminum construction, four valves per cylinder, piston cooling jets, roller timing chain, CrN Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating on the top ring chamfer and Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT). A three-stage Variable Intake System (VIS) further broadens the engines power curve to improve the vehicle’s off-the-line acceleration and passing performance. EPA-estimated fuel economy for the Azera is 20 mpg city / 29 mpg highway / 23 mpg combined (19/28/22 for Limited model).

2016 Azera 2016 Maxima 2015 Avalon 2015 LaCrosse 2015 Taurus 2015 ES 350 2016 Impala Limited
Engine 3.3L V6 3.5L V6 3.5L V6 3.6L V6 3.5L V6 3.5L V6 3.6L V6
HP 293 @ 6400 300 @ 6400 268 @ 6200 304 @ 6800 288 @ 6500 268 @ 6200 300 @ 6500
Specific Output (HP/liter) 88.8 85.7 76.6 84.4 82.3 76.6 83.3
Torque 255 @ 5200 261 @ 4400 248 @ 4700 264 @ 5300 254 @ 4000 248 @ 4700 262 @ 5200
EPA-estimated Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined) 20 / 29 / 23 22 / 30 / 25 21 / 31 / 24 18 / 28 / 21 19 / 29 / 23 21 / 31 / 24 18 / 30 / 22

 

The engine is mated to a Hyundai-developed six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual control. This system offers smooth shifts and gear ratios that ideally suit engine torque delivery characteristics. The Azera powertrain also has an Active Eco mode, which modifies engine and transmission control for improved fuel economy.

OVERALL DIMENSIONS
The Azera rides on a 112.0-inch wheelbase, with an overall length of 193.7 inches and width of 73.2 inches. These exterior dimensions optimally size Azera between the Sonata and Genesis models.

BEST-IN-CLASS FRONT HEAD AND LEG ROOM
Azera has best-in-class front head and leg room.

2016 Azera 2016 Maxima 2015 Avalon 2015 ES350 2016 Impala Limited 2015 LaCrosse 2015 Taurus
Front
Head Room
40.3 39.4 37.6 37.5 39.4 38.0 39.0
Front
Leg Room
45.5 45.0 42.1 41.9 42.3 41.7 41.9

 

STEERING AND SUSPENSION
Azera is fitted with a MacPherson strut front suspension, coil springs and a 24mm front stabilizer bar. The multi-link independent rear suspension enables precise geometry for a premium ride while enhancing agility. The precision of the advanced front- and rear-suspension is maximized through Sachs Amplitude Selective Dampers (ASD), allowing tuning flexibility at smaller damper displacements for optimal small bump comfort.

The ASD-equipped suspension provides:

  • Improved ride comfort with superior body and wheel control
  • Increased driving comfort without compromised handling
  • Optimized tire contact with the road surface

Azera offers 245/45R18 tires on 18-inch alloy wheels, and for Limited models, 19-inch alloy wheels are fitted with 245/40R19 tires.

ADVANCED STANDARD SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES
Azera features a number of advanced safety features. Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear Cross-traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist is standard on all Azeras, helping to alert drivers of vehicles present in their mirror blind spots, or crossing behind the vehicle when backing up. Lane Change Assist measures the distance closing rate of a vehicle in an adjacent lane to help determine if changing lanes is safe and provides both audible and visual alerts in the respective side mirror to help the driver make safer lane changes.

On Limited models, Lane Departure Warning (LDW) helps alert drivers when they might depart their lane unintentionally without using their turn signal. In addition, Automatic High Beam Assist on Limited models automatically dims headlights toward oncoming traffic to help reduce high-beam glare for approaching drivers. Limited models offer Forward Collision Warning (FCW), which provides both audible and visual alerts to drivers of a potential forward collision, alerting the driver to apply braking to prevent or mitigate an imminent collision in the front of the vehicle.

Azera includes a Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system, which optimally manages ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and the Motor-Driven electric Power Steering (MDPS).

VSM works to control two effects: first is the unwanted minor pull in one direction when the car accelerates or brakes on a split-mu surface (slippery on one side, dry pavement on the other). VSM detects this natural pull and applies steering input in the required direction to counter the pull by automatically providing counter-steering force. The second is the counter-weight effect that occurs during a sudden lane change or cornering maneuver: VSM counter steers in the opposite direction to help stop the back of the car from stepping out-of-line.

The Azera also features a state-of-the-art braking package. The package includes four-wheel disc brakes (12.6 inch front and 11.2 inch rear) and an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) including Brake Assist, which provides maximum braking force when a panic stop is detected, and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), to automatically adjust the braking force to front and rear axles based on the vehicle’s load conditions. In addition, Electronic Parking Brake with Automatic Vehicle Hold has been added to Azera Limited models for extra driving convenience.

Azera features nine airbags including dual front, front and rear outboard seat-mounted side-impact, front and rear side curtain airbags and a driver’s knee airbag. Additionally, Azera offers impressive passive safety features including a Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system for children’s seats and three-point seatbelts for all positions.

ADVANCED CONNECTIVITY AND MULTIMEDIA FEATURES

  • Azera comes standard with a three-month trial period of SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Real-time SiriusXM® Travel Link® three-month trial period, including traffic, weather, sports, stocks, fuel prices, even movie times, multi-cultural channels and recording capability
  • Azera offers the clarity of digital HD Radio® Technology
  • Pandora® and SoundHound® capability
  • Standard Bluetooth® hands-free phone system and auxiliary iPod/USB inputs

An eight-inch touch-screen navigation system with integrated backup camera is standard, as well as an Infinity 550-watt, Logic7® Surround Sound premium audio system with 14 speakers, including an eight-inch subwoofer and external amplifier.

The system display offers superior brightness and touch sensitivity, making touch-and-drag functions easy, while offering a split-screen mode that simultaneously displays navigation and music modes. This LCD screen will also display album cover art from appropriate media sources. The unit can be controlled via either eight-inch WVGA touchscreen or voice-activation by an overhead console-mounted microphone. The system features 8GB of flash memory and comes matched with a sound system that plays compact discs, accesses digital music files via Bluetooth streaming audio or allows driver and passengers to access their personal listening devices through the iPod/USB/auxiliary inputs. Bluetooth® audio wirelessly streams music from select mobile phones to the head unit.

Azera comes standard with iPod®/USB and auxiliary input jacks, HD Radio® and Bluetooth® phone connectivity with phonebook transfer and voice-recognition. A SiriusXM® Satellite Radio interface is also integrated into the head unit and features channel logos and SiriusXM Data Services, such as Travel Link®, which includes traffic, sports, weather, stocks, fuel prices, and even movie times. SiriusXM Data Services and Travel Link are complimentary for a three-month trial period to new Azera owners. Further, SiriusXM® capabilities include recording on presets one through six, so switching to a preset station in the middle of your favorite song no longer means you have to miss something on your favorite channels. Rewind up to 22 minutes to listen to the full song or catch up on an important sports broadcast.

Azera also supports Pandora® and SoundHound® applications as well as “Eyes Free” Siri® integration, which allows drivers to perform a variety of functions without taking their eyes off the road. Finally, a Wi-Fi® client assists with downloadable apps.

CONNECTED CARE AND HYUNDAI BLUE LINK®
The Azera is equipped with Hyundai’s next-generation Blue Link® safety, service and infotainment telematics system. Blue Link brings seamless connectivity directly into the car with technology like Remote Start with Climate Control, Destination Search powered by Google™, Remote Door Lock/Unlock and Stolen Vehicle Recovery. In addition to these features and services, Azera models come with one year of complimentary Blue Link Connected Care. Connected Care is a suite of safety and car care features providing Hyundai owners with services including Automatic Collision Notification, SOS Emergency Assistance, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, monthly vehicle health reporting and maintenance alerts.

The Azera next-generation Blue Link system also includes the Vehicle Safeguards Alerts In-Vehicle App. This app allows parents to coach teen drivers by monitoring their Hyundai’s speed, hours of operation and movements via text message, e-mail or both. The app allows these alerts can be set and modified from inside the vehicle.

Blue Link® is offered on Azera in three service packages: Connected Care, Remote and Guidance:

Connected Care (complimentary for one-year):

  • Automatic Collision Notification (ACN) and Assistance
  • SOS Emergency Assistance
  • Enhanced Roadside Assistance
  • Monthly Vehicle Health Report
  • Driving Information
  • Maintenance Alerts
  • Automated Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification (DTC)
  • OnDemand Diagnostics
  • Service Link
  • Blue Link App (smartphone)
  • Hyundai Assurance Car Care in-vehicle app

Remote:

  • Remote Start with Climate Control
  • Remote Door Lock/Unlock
  • Remote Horn and Lights
  • Car Finder via Mobile App
  • Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Slowdown and Immobilization
  • Vehicle Safeguards Alerts (in-vehicle app)
    • Geo-Fence
    • Valet Alert
    • Speed/Curfew Alert
  • Alarm Notification

Guidance:

  • Destination search powered by Google
  • POI Web Search and Download

More details on Hyundai Blue Link are available at www.hyundaibluelink.com.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

2015 Azera Receives Compelling Design and safety Enhancements

Fresh Exterior and Interior Design Cues Coupled with Cutting-edge Safety Technologies Increase Premium Sedan’s Appeal

2015 Hyundai Azera Front Exterior

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 11, 2014 – For 2015, Hyundai has significantly increased the appeal of its Azera premium sedan, offering exterior and interior design enhancements combined with new safety technologies to this award-winning model.

2015 Azera Highlights

Safety

  • Standard Blind-spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDWS), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), and Automatic High Beam Assist standard on Limited models

Exterior

  • Redesigned grille, front and rear bumper fascia
  • New 18-inch alloy wheel design
  • New LED fog lights available on Limited model
  • New standard hands-free Smart Trunk opener

Interior

  • Standard 8-inch color LCD navigation and audio display
  • New navigation/multimedia system features, including:
    • Enhanced Google® Point-of-Interest (POI) search
    • Pandora® capability
    • Apple® “Eyes Free” Siri® integration with voice-command recognition
    • HD Radio® capability
    • Navigation with Music split-screen display capability and junction lane guidance
    • SiriusXM® Travel Link® with traffic, sports, weather, stocks, fuel prices, movie times, additional multi-cultural channels and recording capability
    • Blue Link® next-generation telematics system function
    • Wi-Fi® client available for Apps
  • New center stack design
  • New standard illuminated door sill plates

Offering even more features for 2015, the new Azera now comes equipped with standard Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic alert and Lane Change Assist, a segment-first safety feature. Other new standard features include illuminated door sill plates, a hands-free Smart Trunk opener, an eight-inch color LCD navigation display, and a new center stack design. On the exterior, new LED fog lights have been added to the Limited model, and the standard 18-inch alloy wheels have been redesigned. The front grille, bumper fascia, and rear bumper fascia have also been restyled, improving appearance from virtually every angle. The Limited model now also receives features from the 2014 Azera Limited model Premium package as standard equipment, along with all-new safety features.

The 2015 Azera represents an advanced approach to the traditional premium sedan segment by delivering a powerful yet efficient powertrain, modern design, and luxury features combined with Hyundai’s consistently strong value proposition. Azera continues to offer customers the highest levels of luxury, performance, and efficiency, all brought together in an innovative design.

AZERA MEETS THE MECHANICS OF FLIGHT

Azera’s Fluidic Sculpture design takes inspiration from the mechanics of flight. The exterior of the Azera is long, light and low. The unique, undulating beltline allows for a long, sleek roofline accented by the third window and wraparound LED taillights. A monoform side profile includes flowing lines into the rear quarter panel. The face is masculine, with a powerful, winged chrome grille and available HID headlamps that integrate precise details, coupled with LED fog lights on the Limited model. For 2015, the grille, front and rear bumper fascia have been redesigned. From the side, the stance is complemented by large-diameter multi-spoke alloy wheels (standard 18-inch and available 19-inch). Also for 2015, the 18-inch wheel has been restyled for a fresh appearance.

2015 Hyundai Azera Rear Exterior

The elegant look continues inside where Hyundai has created an upscale ambiance, with a redesigned flow-through center stack and instrument panel that creates a dual-cockpit front passenger space. These flowing surfaces complement the exterior design and wrap around the driver and passengers. Also on the interior, new illuminated door sill plates greet passengers as they enter.

ACCOMMODATING INTERIOR WITH STANDARD LEATHER
Azera offers luxurious appointments that rival the finest premium competitor brands. It offers a roomy cabin with more than 45 inches of legroom and 40 inches of headroom for front-seat passengers.

Hyundai focuses heavily on other interior details, such as an optional panoramic sunroof, which allows more natural light into the cabin, and 3D Carbon interior accents. Other available luxury equipment includes a power rear sunshade and manual rear side window shades. The side shades, not found on any other car in the Azera’s segment, can be conveniently tucked away when not in use.

Given the functionality and design of the Azera, seat quality and comfort is of extreme importance to the feel of the car. Azera offers first-class seating for all passengers, offering leather seating as standard equipment with a 12-way power driver and eight-way front passenger seat. The driver’s seat includes a seat cushion extension and an integrated memory system for the seat, steering wheel column and side mirrors, while Azera climate and seat temperature controls keep occupants in total comfort. Azera models now include standard power-folding side mirrors.

2015 Hyundai Azera Interior

2015 Azera also adds an innovative hands-free Smart Trunk opener that automatically opens the trunk when the key is detected near the trunk for three seconds, for a convenient means of trunk access. Unlike some competitors, the Azera system opens by simply the presence of the key near the trunk, and does not require a kicking motion under the trunk by the driver. The system can be disabled whenever desired as well.

Finally, Azera offers heated front and rear seats, dual automatic temperature control, second row air vents, and cooled glove box, all standard.

BEST-IN-CLASS SPECIFIC OUTPUT

With the introduction of direct injection, Hyundai didn’t have to increase the displacement of the V6 engine in the pursuit of more power. The sophisticated Lambda II 3.3-liter direct-injected V6 engine is the heart of the Azera. It produces best-in-class specific output of 88.8 horsepower per liter, while also boasting the smallest displacement V6 in its class. The engine’s high-pressure direct injection system (over 2,200 psi), increases power and torque, while simultaneously reducing fuel consumption and emissions. The system eliminates the need for greater displacement, and increases the compression ratio from 10.4 to 11.5 in the pursuit of greater thermal efficiency and power output. The engine also features all-aluminum construction, four valves per cylinder, piston cooling jets, roller timing chain, CrN Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating on the top ring chamfer and Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT). A three-stage Variable Intake System (VIS) further broadens the engines power curve to improve the vehicle’s off-the-line acceleration and passing performance. EPA-estimated fuel economy for the Azera is 19 mpg city / 29 mpg highway / 23 mpg combined.

2015
Azera
2014
Maxima
2014
Avalon
2015
LaCrosse
2015
Taurus
2015
ES 350
2015
Impala
Engine 3.3L V6 3.5L V6 3.5L V6 3.6L V6 3.5L V6 3.5L V6 3.6L V6
HP 293 @ 6400 290 @ 6400 268 @ 6200 304 @ 6800 288 @ 6500 268 @ 6200 305 @ 6800
Specific Output (HP/liter) 88.8 82.9 76.6 84.4 82.3 76.6 84.7
Torque 255 @ 5200 261 @ 4400 248 @ 4700 264 @ 5300 254 @ 4000 248 @ 4700 264 @ 5200
EPA-estimated Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined) 19 / 29 / 23 19 / 26 / 22 21 / 31 / 24 18 / 28 / 21 19 / 29 / 23 21 / 31 / 24 18 / 28 / 21

The engine is mated to a Hyundai-developed six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual control. This system offers smooth shifts and gear ratios that ideally suit engine torque delivery characteristics. The Azera powertrain also has an Active Eco mode, which modifies engine and transmission control for improved fuel economy.

OVERALL DIMENSIONS

The Azera rides on a 112.0-inch wheelbase, with an overall length of 193.7 inches and width of 73.2 inches. These exterior dimensions optimally size Azera between the Sonata and Genesis models.

BEST-IN-CLASS FRONT HEAD AND LEG ROOM

Azera has best-in-class front head and leg room.

2015
Azera
2014
Maxima
2014
Avalon
2015
LaCrosse
2015
Taurus
Front
Head Room
40.3 38.5 37.6 38.0 39.0
Front
Leg Room
45.5 43.8 42.1 41.7 41.9

WORLD-CLASS WEIGHT EFFICIENCY

World-class weight efficiency is a program target for all Hyundai models. This strategy delivers outstanding fuel economy and performance simultaneously. At just 3,684 pounds, Azera is more than 200 pounds lighter than the Ford Taurus V6 (3,917 pounds), and 300 pounds lighter than the Buick LaCrosse (3,990 pounds). This priority on weight saving allows the Azera to deliver a great combination of agility, performance and fuel efficiency.

STEERING AND SUSPENSION

Azera is fitted with a MacPherson strut front suspension, coil springs and a 24mm front stabilizer bar. The multi-link independent rear suspension enables precise geometry for a premium ride while enhancing agility. The precision of the advanced front- and rear-suspension is maximized through Sachs Amplitude Selective Dampers (ASD), allowing tuning flexibility at smaller damper displacements for optimal small bump comfort.

The ASD-equipped suspension provides:

  • Improved ride comfort with superior body and wheel control
  • Increased driving comfort without compromised handling
  • Optimized tire contact with the road surface

Azera offers 245/45R18 tires on newly-designed 18-inch alloy wheels. For Limited models, a 19-inch alloy wheel is fitted with 245/40R19 tires.

ADVANCED STANDARD SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES

2015 Azera features a number of new, advanced safety features. Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear Cross-traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist is now standard on all Azeras, helping to alert drivers of vehicles present in their mirror blind spots, or crossing behind the vehicle when backing up. Lane Change Assist measures the distance closing rate of a vehicle in an adjacent lane to help determine if changing lanes is safe and provides both audible and visual alerts in the respective side mirror to help the driver make safer lane changes.

On Limited models, Lane Departure Warning (LDW) helps alert drivers when they might depart their lane unintentionally without using their turn signal. In addition, Automatic High Beam Assist on Limited models automatically dims headlights toward oncoming traffic to help reduce high-beam glare for approaching drivers. Also new for 2015, Limited models receive Forward Collision Warning (FCW), which provides both audible and visual alerts to drivers of a potential forward collision, allowing the driver to apply braking to prevent or mitigate an imminent collision in the front of the vehicle.

Azera includes a Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system, which optimally manages ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and the Motor-Driven electric Power Steering (MDPS).

VSM works to control two effects: first is the unwanted minor pull in one direction when the car accelerates or brakes on a split-mu surface (slippery on one side, dry pavement on the other). VSM detects this natural pull and applies steering input in the required direction to counter the pull by automatically providing counter-steering force. The second is the counter-weight effect that occurs during a sudden lane change or cornering maneuver: VSM counter steers in the opposite direction to help stop the back of the car from stepping out-of-line.

Azera features nine airbags including dual front, front and rear outboard seat-mounted side-impact, front and rear side curtain airbags and a driver’s knee airbag.

The Azera also features a state-of-the-art braking package. The package includes four-wheel disc brakes (12.6 inch front and 11.2 inch rear) and an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) including Brake Assist, which provides maximum braking force when a panic stop is detected, and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), to automatically adjust the braking force to front and rear axles based on the vehicle’s load conditions.

Additionally, Azera offers impressive passive safety features including a Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system for children’s seats and three-point seatbelts for all positions.

ADVANCED CONNECTIVITY AND MULTIMEDIA FEATURES

  • Azera comes standard with three months of SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Real-time SiriusXM® Travel Link®, including traffic, weather, sports, stocks, fuel prices, even movie times, multi-cultural channels and recording capability
  • Azera offers the clarity of digital HD Radio® Technology
  • Pandora® capability
  • Standard Bluetooth® hands-free phone system and auxiliary iPod/USB inputs

An eight-inch touch-screen navigation system with integrated backup camera is now standard, as well as an Infinity 550-watt, Logic-7 Surround Sound premium audio system with 14 speakers, including an eight-inch subwoofer and external amplifier.

The system display now offers 33 percent greater brightness and improved touch sensitivity, making touch-and-drag functions easier, while offering a new split-screen mode that simultaneously displays navigation and music modes. This new LCD screen will also display album cover art from appropriate media sources. The unit can be controlled via either eight-inch WVGA touchscreen or voice-activation by a headliner-mounted microphone. The system features 8GB of flash memory and comes matched with a sound system that plays compact discs, accesses digital music files via Bluetooth streaming audio or allows driver and passengers to access their personal listening devices through the iPod/USB/auxiliary inputs. Bluetooth® audio wirelessly streams music from select mobile phones to the head unit. In addition, Bluetooth-enabled phones allow drivers to look up a local restaurant and call for reservations before plotting the route.

Azera comes standard with iPod®/USB and auxiliary input jacks, HD Radio® and Bluetooth® phone connectivity with phonebook transfer and voice-recognition. A SiriusXM® Satellite Radio interface is also integrated into the head unit and features channel logos and SiriusXM Data Services, such as Travel Link®, which includes traffic, sports, weather, stocks, fuel prices, and even movie times. SiriusXM Data Services and Travel Link are complimentary for three months to new Azera owners. Further, SiriusXM® capabilities now include recording on presets one through six, so switching to a preset station in the middle of your favorite song no longer means you have to miss something on your favorite channels. Rewind up to 22 minutes to listen to the full song or catch up on an important sports broadcast.

2015 Azera also supports Pandora® and SoundHound® applications as well as “Eyes Free” Siri® integration, which allows drivers to perform a variety of functions without taking their eyes off the road. Finally, a new Wi-Fi® client assists with downloadable apps.

CONNECTED CARE AND HYUNDAI BLUE LINK®

The 2015 Azera is equipped with Hyundai’s next-generation Blue Link® safety, service and infotainment telematics system. Blue Link brings seamless connectivity directly into the car with technology like Remote Start with Climate Control, Destination Search powered by Google™, Remote Door Lock/Unlock and Stolen Vehicle Recovery. In addition to these features and services, 2015 Azera models come with one year of complimentary Blue Link Connected Care. Connected Care is a suite of safety and car care features providing Hyundai owners with services including Automatic Collision Notification, SOS Emergency Assistance, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, monthly vehicle health reporting and maintenance alerts.

Blue Link® is offered on Azera in three service packages: Connected Care, Remote and Guidance:

Connected Care package (complimentary for one-year):

  • Automatic Collision Notification (ACN) and Assistance
  • SOS Emergency Assistance
  • Enhanced Roadside Assistance
  • Monthly Vehicle Health Report
  • Driving Information
  • Maintenance Alerts
  • Automated Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification (DTC)
  • OnDemand Diagnostics
  • Service Link
  • Blue Link App (smartphone)
  • Hyundai Assurance Car Care in-vehicle app

Remote package:

  • Remote Start with Climate Control
  • Remote Door Lock/Unlock
  • Remote Horn and Lights
  • Car Finder via Mobile App
  • Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Slowdown and Immobilization
  • Vehicle Safeguards Alerts (in-vehicle app)
    • Geo-Fence
    • Valet Alert
    • Speed/Curfew Alert
  • Alarm Notification

Guidance package:

  • Destination search powered by Google
  • POI Web Search and Download

More details on Hyundai Blue Link are available at www.hyundaibluelink.com.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

2014 Azera Staring Price Lowered by $1,250 While Retaining Compelling Design, Performance and Safety Appeal

Reconfigured Content and Refinement Increase Appeal to Wider Range of Buyers

Sales Up 34 Percent Calendar Year-To-Date

2014 Hyundai Azera Exterior

Hyundai has lowered the starting price on the 2014 Azera premium sedan to $31,000, a reduction of $1,250, while offering significant new features and refinements to this award-winning model, which has seen a sales leap of 34 percent this year.

For 2014, Azera’s generous content level has been reconfigured to provide even more choice and increase appeal for its full range of customers. The new entry-level Azera comes equipped with a new 6-inch color LCD audio display, rearview backup camera, driver blind-spot mirror, and three years of Hyundai’s Assurance Connected Care services. A new Limited trim now starts at $34,750, and receives a new 8-inch navigation system and new electroluminescent gauge cluster with color LCD trip computer and power-folding side mirrors, reflecting Limited model buyer preferences in the segment.

2014 Azera Models Engine MSRP
Azera 3.3L GDI V6 $31,000
Azera Limited 3.3L GDI V6 $34,750
2014 Azera Highlights

  • Starting price lowered to $31,000, a $1,250 reduction from 2013
  • Refined steering feel and precision
  • Standard 6-inch color LCD audio display with rearview camera
  • Standard driver blind-spot mirror
  • New electroluminescent gauge cluster with color LCD trip computer
  • New 8-inch navigation system standard on Limited
  • Power-folding side mirrors standard on Limited
  • Hyundai Assurance Connected Care telematics services standard for three years

Azera also leverages its Blue Link telematics platform by adding Assurance Connected Care, Hyundai’s industry-leading telematics services program. These services are standard on 2014 Azera sedans for three full years. This innovative ownership program provides Hyundai owners with an extra measure of proactive safety and car care services designed to increase peace of mind.

The 2014 Azera represents an advanced approach to the traditional premium sedan segment by delivering a powerful yet efficient powertrain, emotional design and luxury features combined with Hyundai’s consistent strong value proposition. Azera continues to offer customers the highest levels of luxury, performance, and efficiency, all brought together in an innovative design.

AZERA MEETS THE MECHANICS OF FLIGHT

Azera’s Fluidic Sculpture design takes inspiration from the mechanics of flight. The exterior of the Azera is long, light and low. The unique, undulating beltline allows for a long, sleek roofline accented by the third window and wraparound LED taillights. A monoform side profile includes flowing lines in the rear quarter panel. The face is masculine with a powerful, winged chrome grille and available HID headlamps that integrate precise details. The stance is completed by large diameter multi-spoke alloy wheels (standard 18-inch and available 19-inch).

The elegant look continues inside where Hyundai has created an upscale ambiance, thanks to a flow-through center fascia and instrument panel that creates a dual-cockpit front passenger space. These flowing surfaces complement the exterior design and wrap around the driver and passengers.

ACCOMMODATING INTERIOR WITH STANDARD LEATHER

Azera offers luxurious appointments that rival the finest premium competitor brands. It offers a roomy cabin with more than 45 inches of legroom and 40 inches of headroom for front-seat passengers.

Hyundai focuses heavily on other interior details, such as an optional panoramic sunroof, which allows more natural light into the cabin and 3D Carbon interior accents. Other available luxury equipment includes a power rear sunshade and manual rear side window shades. The side shades, not found on any other car in the Azera’s segment, can be conveniently tucked away when not in use.

Given the functionality and design of the Azera, seat quality and comfort is of extreme importance to the feel of the car. Azera offers first-class seating for all passengers, offering leather seating as standard equipment. A 10-way power driver and eight-way front passenger seat are also included. The driver’s seat has an optional cushion extension and an integrated memory system for the seat, steering wheel column and side mirrors, while the Azera’s climate and seat temperature controls keep occupants in total comfort. Also for 2014, all models receive new driver blind-spot mirrors, while Limited models add a new electroluminescent gauge cluster with color LCD trip computer, and power-folding side mirrors.

  • Ventilated front seats (Limited) — fans in the front seat back and bottom cushions circulate air through the perforated leather seats
  • Standard heated front and optional heated rear seats
  • Dual automatic temperature control standard
  • Second row air vents standard
  • Cooled glove box standard

BEST-IN-CLASS SPECIFIC OUTPUT

With the introduction of direct injection, Hyundai didn’t have to increase the displacement of the V6 engine in the pursuit of more power. The sophisticated Lambda II 3.3-liter direct-injected V6 engine is the heart of the Azera. It produces best-in-class specific output of 88.8 horsepower per liter, while also boasting the smallest displacement in its class. The engine’s high-pressure (over 2,200 psi) direct injection system increases power and torque, while simultaneously reducing fuel consumption and emissions. The system eliminates the need for larger displacement, and increases the compression ratio from 10.4 to 11.5 in the pursuit of greater thermal efficiency and power output. The new engine also features all-aluminum construction, four valves per cylinder, piston cooling jets, roller timing chain, CrN Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating on the top ring chamfer and Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT). A three-stage Variable Intake System (VIS) further broadens the engines power curve to improve the vehicle’s off-the-line acceleration and passing performance. EPA-estimate fuel economy for the Azera is 19 mpg city / 29 mpg highway / 23 mpg combined.

2014 Azera 2014 Maxima 2014 Avalon 2014 LaCrosse 2014 Taurus 2014 ES 350 2014 Acura TL
Engine 3.3L V6 3.5L V6 3.5L V6 3.6L V6 3.5L V6 3.5L V6 3.5L V6
HP 293 @ 6400 290 @ 6400 268 @ 6200 304 @ 6800 288 @ 6500 268 @ 6200 280 @ 6200
Specific Output (HP/liter) 88.8 82.9 76.6 84.4 82.3 76.6 80.0
Torque 255 @ 5200 261 @ 4400 248 @ 4700 264 @ 5300 254 @ 4000 248 @ 4700 254 @ 5000
EPA-estimated Fuel Economy
(City/Highway/Combined)
19 /29 /23 19 / 26 / 22 21 / 31 / 24 18 / 28 / 21 19 / 29 / 23 21 / 31 / 24 20 / 29 / 23

The engine is mated to Hyundai’s in-house six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual control. This system offers smooth shifts and gear ratios that ideally suit engine torque delivery characteristics. Azera’s powertrain also has an Active Eco mode, which modifies engine and transmission control for improved fuel economy.

OVERALL DIMENSIONS

The Azera rides on a 112.0-inch wheelbase, with an overall length of 193.3 inches and width of 73.2 inches. These exterior dimensions optimally size Azera between the Sonata and Genesis models.

BEST-IN-CLASS FRONT HEAD AND LEG ROOM

Azera has best-in-class front head and leg room.

2014 Azera 2014 Maxima 2014 Avalon 2014 LaCrosse 2014 Taurus
Front
Head Room
40.4 38.5 37.6 38.0 39.0
Front
Leg Room
45.5 43.8 42.1 41.7 41.9

WORLD-CLASS WEIGHT EFFICIENCY

World-class weight efficiency is a program target for all Hyundai models. This strategy delivers outstanding fuel economy and performance simultaneously. At just 3,605 pounds, Azera is more than 300 pounds lighter than the Buick LaCrosse (3,990 pounds) and more than 400 pounds lighter than the Ford Taurus V6 (4,054 pounds). This priority on weight saving allows the Azera to deliver a great combination of agility, performance and fuel efficiency.

ENHANCED STEERING AND SUSPENSION

For 2014, Azera steering is enhanced for better dynamic feel and precision. Azera is fitted with a MacPherson strut front suspension, coil springs and a 24mm front stabilizer bar. The multi-link independent rear suspension enables precise geometry for a premium ride while enhancing agility. The precision of the advanced front- and rear-suspension is maximized through Sachs Amplitude Selective Dampers (ASD), allowing tuning flexibility at smaller damper displacements for optimal small bump comfort.

The ASD suspension provides:

  • Improved ride comfort with more body/wheel control
  • Increased driving comfort without compromised handling
  • Optimized road surface contact

Standard are 245/45R18 tires on 18-inch Hyper Silver alloy wheels. There is an optional 19-inch Hyper-silver alloy wheel fitted with 245/40R19 tire.

ADVANCED STANDARD SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES

Azera includes a Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system, which optimally manages ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and the Motor-Driven electric Power Steering (MDPS).

VSM works to control two effects: first is the unwanted minor pull in one direction when the car accelerates or brakes on a split-mu surface (slippery on one side, dry pavement on the other). VSM detects this natural pull and applies steering input in the required direction to counter the pull by automatically providing counter-steering force. The second is the counter-weight effect that occurs during a sudden lane change or cornering maneuver: VSM counter steers in the opposite direction to help stop the back of the car from stepping out of line.

Azera features nine airbags including dual front, front and rear seat-mounted side-impact, front and rear side curtain airbags and a driver’s knee airbag.

The Azera also features a state-of-the-art braking package. The package includes four-wheel disc brakes (12.6 inch front and 11.2 inch rear) and an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) including Brake Assist, which provides maximum braking force when a panic stop is detected, and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), to automatically adjust the braking force to front and rear axles based on the vehicle’s load conditions.

Additionally, Azera offers impressive passive safety features including a Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system for children’s seats and three-point seatbelts for all positions.

ADVANCED CONNECTIVITY FUNCTION

  • Azera comes standard with three months of SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • Real-time SiriusXM NavTraffic, NAV Weather®, Sports Ticker and Stock Ticker
  • Azera offers the clarity of digital HD Radio Technology
  • Standard Bluetooth hands-free phone system and auxiliary iPod/USB inputs

An eight-inch touch-screen navigation system with integrated backup camera is also available on Azera. This easy-to-use unit can be controlled via eight-inch WVGA touchscreen or voice-activation by a headliner-mounted microphone. The system features 8GB of flash memory and comes matched with a sound system that plays compact discs, accesses digital music files via Bluetooth streaming audio or allows driver and passengers to access their personal listening devices through the iPod/USB/auxiliary inputs. Bluetooth audio wirelessly streams music from select mobile phones to the head unit. In addition, Bluetooth-enabled phones allow drivers to look up a local restaurant and call for reservations before plotting the route.

Azera is available with two audio systems. Standard is an AM/FM/SiriusXM/CD/MP3 audio system with six-speakers and iPod®/USB/auxiliary input jacks with a standard six-inch color LCD touchscreen and rearview camera. This new LCD screen will also display album cover art from appropriate media sources. An Infinity 550-watt, Logic-7 Surround Sound premium audio system with 14 speakers, including an eight-inch subwoofer and external amplifier, is standard on the Limited model. A SiriusXM Satellite Radio interface is also integrated into the head unit and features channel logos and SiriusXM Data services, such as NavWeather®, Stock Ticker and Sports Ticker. Azera also offers HD Radio™ technology.

A Bluetooth hands-free phone system with voice recognition, address-book download and audio streaming comes as a standard feature.

HYUNDAI ASSURANCE CONNECTED CARE POWERED BY BLUE LINK®

Hyundai’s telematics services program, Assurance Connected Care, is standard for three years on the 2014 Azera. This innovative ownership program provides Hyundai owners with proactive safety and car care services via the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Automatic Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle Car Care maintenance scheduling.

Hyundai also recently introduced an all-new mobile application for the Blue Link telematics platform. This mobile app allows subscribers to remotely access various optional Blue Link features and services through compatible mobile devices. Completely redesigned, the app has been significantly enhanced from the previous version and boasts a new user experience, faster navigation and innovative new features. Google Android and Apple iOS users can download the app today from Google Play or Apple iTunes, respectively. A BlackBerry version is also available.

Blue Link is an innovative telematics solution that brings seamless connectivity for safety, service and infotainment capabilities and is offered in three packages: Assurance, Essentials and Guidance.

BLUE LINK® PACKAGES

Blue Link Assurance package:

Safety:

  • Automatic Collision Notification (ACN) and Assistance — Provides assistance when an accident occurs and an airbag is deployed. In this event, an ACN signal, containing customer and location information, will automatically be transmitted to the response center. Upon receipt of the signal, a response specialist will attempt to establish voice communications with the vehicle occupants and forward any pertinent information to emergency services.
  • SOS Emergency Assistance – Customers request emergency assistance by pressing the dedicated SOS button in the vehicle. This action transmits vehicle information and location to specially-trained response specialists, who assist in coordinating the dispatch of appropriate emergency assistance to the customer. The response specialist will remain on the line with the customer until advised assistance has arrived.
  • Enhanced Roadside Assistance – Enables customers to utilize their Hyundai Assurance 24/7 Roadside Assistance via a single in-vehicle button-press. With Blue Link, vehicle information (including location) is automatically transmitted to a response center, enabling the specialist to dispatch assistance more quickly and efficiently for vehicle assistance and retrieval.

Car Care:

  • Maintenance Alert – Notifies customers in the vehicle as well as via website, email or SMS message that an upcoming service is due leading up to the service date.
  • Automated Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification – Provides explanation and repair assistance using vehicle data and off-board diagnosis capabilities to better inform the customer of vehicle diagnostic alerts. A combination of in-vehicle display alerts and guided voice messages provides customers with additional instructions (information is also sent to the customer’s preferred dealer to assist with the diagnostic process).
  • Recall Advisor – Provides all pertinent recall information should a recall be initiated.
  • Monthly Vehicle Health Report and Web Vehicle Diagnostics – Provides a report of vehicle diagnostics and other important information in a monthly email report and web page update, starting 30 days after registering with the Blue Link service.
  • Service Link – Connects to a Blue Link agent to schedule a service appointment. For non-maintenance appointments, a recording of the request will be sent to the preferred dealer in advance of the service appointment to help them prepare for the service visit.

Blue Link Essentials package:

Remote Access:

  • Remote Door Lock/Unlock – Enables locking or unlocking vehicle doors via smartphone application, owner’s website, or a toll-free number.
  • Remote Horn and Lights – Enables activating the horn and/or lights via smartphone application, owner’s website, or a toll-free number.
  • Remote Vehicle Start – Enables customers to start the vehicle via smartphone application, owner’s website, or a toll-free number for vehicles equipped with push-button start and either automatic or dual-clutch transmissions.
  • Car Finder – (Exclusively available via mobile app). Allows you to find your vehicle on a map if you are within a 1-mile radius of your vehicle and to save your vehicle’s location for future reference.

Vehicle Safeguard:

  • Stolen Vehicle Recovery – In the event a customer’s vehicle is reported stolen (and a stolen vehicle report has been filed with the appropriate police department), the response center can provide assistance to the police in an attempt to recover the vehicle.
  • Stolen Vehicle Slowdown – Used with Stolen Vehicle Recovery, this enables law enforcement to gradually reduce the engine power of the vehicle, thus slowing it down to safe levels. A warning will be transmitted to the driver prior to the slowdown procedure.
  • Vehicle Immobilization – Used with Stolen Vehicle Recovery, this enables law enforcement to send a signal to the vehicle which immobilizes the engine management system, thus preventing startup. This capability is only valid when the ignition is off, but the command can be saved by the Engine Control Unit for later immobilization if the vehicle is on or in motion at the time of signal transmission.
  • Alarm Notification – Notifies customers when and where the vehicle alert is activated via a text message, email or an automated phone call.
  • Panic Notification – Notifies customers when the panic button on their vehicle key fob has been activated, signifying when a family member or other vehicle occupant may be in danger. Notifications are configured online and transmitted via email or phone call.
  • Valet Alert – Enables alert via email, text message or automated phone message when the customer’s vehicle moves beyond a prescribed distance threshold after leaving the vehicle with the valet.
  • Geo-Fence – Enables monitoring vehicle movement in and out of pre-defined regions configured on the owner’s website. When the vehicle enters or leaves a designated region, the customer is notified by email, text message or automated phone message.
  • Speed Alert – Notifies the customer via email, text message or automated phone message when their vehicle exceeds the specified speed threshold established on the owner’s website. This provides high value for parents of teen drivers and small fleet customers.
  • Curfew Alert – Notifies owners if the vehicle is being used outside a pre-determined time interval. Alerts are configured online and sent via email, text message and/or automated phone message.

Blue Link Guidance package:

  • TBT (Turn-by-turn) Navigation Service — Provides turn-by-turn navigation guidance for downloaded Points of Interest. Both visual and audio guidance is provided for vehicles without factory navigation.
  • POI Search by advanced voice recognition system and by Web and download – Enables Point-of-Interest in-vehicle searches using an automated voice system. Results can be downloaded to the vehicle navigation system. Live operators can provide additional support, if needed. POI search by Web and mobile app enables sending destinations to vehicle for automatic download after starting the vehicle.
  • Daily Route Guidance with Traffic Condition – Enables customers to pre-define several routes to a common destination and receive regularly-scheduled traffic alerts for traffic delays along those routes. Results include flow and incident data, along with “Fastest Route” recommendation if applicable.
  • Traffic – Provides traffic information surrounding the customer’s vehicle and in the nearby area, based on preferences established using the owner’s website.
  • Gas Station Locations and Gas Prices – Locates the nearest gas stations by price and provides brand and regular unleaded fuel price. Results are played back via automated voice and can be downloaded to the vehicle’s navigation system.
  • Eco-Coach – Monitors the customer’s driving performance habits (MPG and CO2 emissions) on a continual and historical basis. Results and environmentally responsible driving recommendations are provided on the owner’s website.
  • Restaurant Ratings – Provides restaurant ratings for local restaurants with address download for turn-by-turn navigation or onboard navigation.
  • Weather – Provides weather forecasts for the immediate area or for customer-defined locations within the owner’s website.

More details regarding Hyundai Blue Link are available at www.HyundaiBlueLink.com.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully-transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance Connected Care that provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for three years. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

Fluidic Sculpture Design, Smart Technology, Performance and Safety

2012 Hyundai Azera Exterior

Hyundai Motor America today introduced the all-new Azera in a North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Azera is the fifth vehicle to adopt the company’s signature Fluidic Sculpture design language. Tucson, Accent, Elantra, Sonata and Azera now all have a modern, sleek, sophisticated style, creating the illusion of constant motion. This flagship Fluidic Sculpture sedan also features a more powerful Lambda II 3.3-liter GDI engine, six-speed transmission, best-in-class combined fuel economy of 23 miles per gallon and a wide range of advanced safety equipment.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2012 AZERA

– 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

Azera is the seventh vehicle in Hyundai’s 24/7 version 2.0 product initiative (seven new models in 24 months), on the heels of the all-new Tucson, Sonata, Equus, Elantra, Accent and Veloster. The 2012 Azera represents a modern approach to the traditional large sedan segment by using an advanced powertrain, emotional design and luxury features offered with Hyundai’s strong value proposition. This approach has been successful for the other Fluidic Sculpture vehicles.

2012 AZERA MEETS THE MECHANICS OF FLIGHT

Azera’s Fluidic Sculpture design takes inspiration from the mechanics of flight. The exterior of the all-new Azera is long, light and low. The unique, undulating beltline allows for a long, sleek roofline accented by the third window and wraparound LED taillights. A monoform side profile includes flowing lines. The face is masculine with a large powerful chrome grille and HID headlamps that integrate precise details. The stance is completed by available 19-inch multi-spoke wheels.

The elegant look continues inside where Hyundai has created an upscale ambiance, thanks to a flow-through center fascia and instrument panel. These flowing surfaces complement the exterior design and wrap around the driver and passengers.

ACCOMMODATING INTERIOR WITH STANDARD LEATHER

The 2012 Azera offers luxurious appointments that rival the finest premium competitor brands. It offers a roomy cabin with more than 45 inches of legroom and 40 inches of headroom for front-seat passengers.

Special attention has been paid to other interior details, such as an optional panoramic sunroof, which allows more natural light into the cabin and 3D Carbon interior accents. Ambient lighting compliments the vehicle’s modern appearance. Other unexpected luxury appointments include an electrochromic auto-dimming mirror with HomeLink® and power rear sunshade and manual rear side window shades. The side shades can be inconspicuously tucked away when not in use and no other car in the segment offers them.

Seats are extremely important in this segment. The 2012 Azera offers first class seating assignments for all passengers. Leather seating surfaces are standard. A ten-way power driver and eight-way front passenger’s seats are standard equipment. The driver’s seat has an optional cushion extension and an integrated memory system for the seat, steering wheel and side mirrors. Azera’s climate and seat temperature controls keep occupants in total comfort.

– Ventilated front seats (optional) – fans in the front seat back and bottom cushions circulate air through the perforated leather seats

– Heated front and rear seats standard

– Dual automatic climate control standard

– Second row air vents standard

– Cooled glove box standard

BEST-IN-CLASS SPECIFIC OUTPUT

There’s an old saying “there is no replacement for displacement.” Well, gasoline direct injection technology has changed the game. The Lambda II 3.3-liter GDI engine is the heart of the 2012 Azera. It produces a best-in-class specific output of 88.8 horsepower per liter, while having the smallest displacement V6 in the segment. This engine has a high-pressure direct injection system (over 2,200 psi), which dramatically increases power and torque, while reducing fuel consumption and emissions. This system eliminates the need for a large displacement V6 engine and increases the compression ratio from 10.4 to 11.5 for greater thermal efficiency and output. It also features all-aluminum construction, four valves per cylinder, piston cooling jets, roller timing chain, CrN Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating on the top ring chamfer and Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) for a broad power spread. A three-stage Variable Intake System (VIS) further broadens its power curve to improve the vehicle’s off-the-line acceleration and passing performance. EPA fuel economy estimates for the Azera are 20 mpg city / 29 mpg highway / 23 mpg combined.

2012 Hyundai Azera MPG

The engine is mated to Hyundai’s six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual control. This transmission offers smooth shifts and a wide ratio spread that ideally suits the engine’s characteristics.

Azera’s powertrain also has an Active Eco mode, which modifies engine and transmission control for improved fuel economy that translates into more than a five percent improvement in real-world fuel economy.

OVERALL DIMENSIONS

The Azera rides on a 112-inch wheelbase, with an overall length of 193.3 inches and width of 73.2 inches. These exterior dimensions optimally size Azera between the Sonata and Genesis models.

BEST-IN-CLASS FRONT HEAD AND LEG ROOM

Azera has best-in-class front head and leg room.

2012 Hyundai Azera Head and Leg Room

WORLD-CLASS WEIGHT EFFICIENCY

World-class weight efficiency is a program target for all Hyundai models. This strategy delivers outstanding fuel economy and performance simultaneously. At just 3,605 pounds, Azera is more than 200 pounds lighter than the Buick LaCrosse (3,835 pounds) and more than 400 pounds lighter than the Ford Taurus (4,015 pounds). This priority on weight efficiency allows the Azera to deliver a great combination of agility, performance and fuel efficiency.

BALANCED STEERING AND SUSPENSION SOLUTIONS

The Azera is fitted with a MacPherson strut front suspension, coil springs and a 24 mm diameter front stabilizer bar. The sophisticated multi-link independent rear suspension enables precise geometry for a premium ride and engaging handling prowess. The capabilities of the advanced front and rear-suspension are maximized through Sachs Amplitude Selective Dampers (ASD), allowing tuning flexibility at smaller damper displacements. The ASD suspension provides:

– Improved ride comfort with more body/wheel control

– Increased driving comfort without compromised handling

– Optimized road surface contact

Standard are 245/45R18 tires on 18-inch Hyper silver alloy wheels. There is an optional 19-inch Hyper silver alloy wheel fitted with 245/40R19 tire.

ADVANCED STANDARD SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES: PART OF HYUNDAI’S ASSURANCE COMMITMENT AND IT STARTS WITH THE SEATS

Azera has an exceptional level of standard safety features for the large car segment right down to the part people spend the most time in – the seats. Hyundai engineers have developed an impact-reducing seat system for the Azera. This seat system eliminates the need for active front head restraints and is expected to reduce head and neck injuries by 17 percent over the front seats in the previous generation Azera, which had active front head restraints. This result is achieved through optimization of seat back structure to further absorb impacts.

2012 Hyundai Azera Active Head Rest

Azera has a Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system, which optimally manages ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and the Motor-Driven electric Power Steering (MDPS).

VSM works to control two effects. The first is when a driver accelerates or brakes on a split-mu surface (slippery on one side, dry pavement on the other) and the vehicle wants to pull in one direction. VSM detects this condition and sends a signal to the MDPS to apply steering assist. VSM counters the pull and automatically provides eightNewtonmeters of counter- steering. VSM reacts the same way during sudden lane changes or fast cornering.

Azera features nine airbags including dual front, front and rear seat-mounted side-impact, front and rear side curtain airbags and a driver’s knee airbag.

The Azera also features a state-of-the-art braking package. The package includes four-wheel disc brakes (12.6 inch front and 11.2 inch rear) and an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) including Brake Assist, which provides maximum braking force when a panic stop is detected, and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), to automatically adjust the braking force to front and rear axles based on vehicle loading conditions.

Additionally, Azera offers impressive passive safety features including a Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system for children’s seats and three-point seatbelts for all positions.

ADVANCED CONNECTIVITY AND STANDARD NAVIGATION

– Standard navigation system with seven-inch screen

– Azera comes standard with three months of XM Satellite Radio

– Real-time XM NavTraffic, XM NAV Weather®, XM Sports Ticker and XM Stock Ticker

– Azera offers the clarity of digital HD Radio Technology from the factory

– Bluetooth hands-free phone system standard

– Standard auxiliary iPod/USB inputs

Touch-screen navigation with backup camera is standard on all Azeras. No other car in the segment offers navigation with a backup camera as standard equipment. This easy-to-use unit can be controlled via seven-inch WVGA touchscreen or voice-activation by a headliner-mounted microphone. The system features 8GB of flash memory and comes matched with a sound system that plays compact discs, accesses digital music files via Bluetooth streaming audio or allows driver and passengers to access their personal listening devices through the iPod/USB/auxiliary inputs. Bluetooth audio wirelessly streams music from select mobile phones to the head unit. Also, with a Bluetooth-enabled phone one can look up a local restaurant and call for reservations before plotting the route.

Azera is available with two audio systems. Standard is a Dimension AM/FM/Satellite Radio/CD/MP3 audio system with seven-speakers and iPod®/USB/auxiliary input jacks. An Infinity 550-watt, Logic 7 audio system with 12 speakers, including an eight-inch subwoofer and external amplifier is available. An XM Satellite Radio interface is also integrated into the head unit and features channel logos and XM Data services, such as XM NavWeather®, XM Stock Ticker and XM Sports Ticker. Azera also offers standard HD Radio™ technology.

A Bluetooth hands-free phone system with voice recognition, address book download and audio streaming is standard.

HYUNDAI BLUE LINK

Hyundai Blue Link telematics is standard on the Azera with a 90-day complimentary trial period. Blue Link can be accessed from the buttons on the rearview mirror inside the Azera, the web and via a smart phone. Blue Link is offered in three packages: Assurance, Essentials and Guidance.

“Blue Link combines safety, service and infotainment into a complete package that works to both help simplify Hyundai owners’ lives and reduce distracted driving,” said Barry Ratzlaff, director of customer satisfaction and service business development, Hyundai Motor America. “We’ve carefully studied how drivers rely on smart phones and navigation systems as an innovative link to the outside world. Blue Link brings that seamless connectivity directly into the car with technology like voice text messaging, POI web search download, turn-by-turn navigation, and monthly vehicle reporting. Our agent-assisted advanced voice recognition system offers a 21st century solution to performing POI searches in the vehicle. This unique and innovative approach enables Hyundai to deliver fast, accurate searches and downloads of POIs to vehicles without the unnecessary costs of traditional operator-only type systems of our competitors.”

More details on Hyundai Blue Link are available at www.hyundaibluelink.com.

COLOR PALETTE

Azera’s elegance is further brought to life through a bold color palette including Black Onyx Pearl, Porcelain White Pearl, Silver Frost Metallic, Smoke Gray Metallic, Hyper Silver Metallic, Venetian Red Pearl, Bronze Mist Metallic and Midnight Blue Pearl. Interior color choices are Camel, Graphite Black and Chestnut Brown.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, 5-years of complimentary Roadside Assistance and the Hyundai Trade-in Value Guarantee. Hyundai is a registered trademark of Hyundai Motor Company.

2012 Hyundai Azera Specifications

2012 Azera Specifications
3.3L
Engine
Type Dual-CVVT (Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing) DOHC V6
Materials Aluminum block / aluminum cylinder heads
Displacement 3,342
Horsepower 293 @ 6,400 rpm
Torque 255 lb-ft @ 5,200 rpm
Bore & Stroke 92.0 x 83.8
Valves per cylinder 4
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Transmission
6-speed electronic automatic with OD lock-up torque converter, shift lock and SHIFTRONIC® manual shift mode
First 4.252:1
Second 2.654:1
Third 1.804:1
Fourth 1.386:1
Fifth 1.000:1
Sixth 0.772:1
Reverse 3.393:1
Final Drive 3.041:1
Suspension
Front MacPherson Strut SACHS ASD shock absorbers and 24-mm stabilizer bar
Rear Multi-link SACHS ASD shock absorber and 17-mm stabilizer bar
Steering
Type Rack and pinion, power-assisted, engine-RPM-sensing
Overall Ratio 14.5:1
Turns, lock to lock 2.9
Turning circle (curb to curb) 36.5 ft.
Brakes/ Tires/ Wheels
General Dual-diagonal, split circuit, power-assisted braking system
Front 12.6-in.
Rear 11.2-in.
ABS Four-wheel, four-channel, and four-sensor with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and TCS
Tires 18-inch wheels: P245/45R18; 19-inch wheels: P245/40R19
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 112.0 in.
Overall length 193.3 in.
Overall width 73.2 in.
Overall height 57.9 in.
Track, front 18-inch wheels: 63.2 in.;
19-inch wheels: 63.1 in.
Track, rear 18-inch wheels: 63.3 in.;
19-inch wheels: 63.1 in.
Interior Dimensions
Head room
Front (with sunroof) 40.3 in. (38.3 in.)
Rear (with sunroof) 37.6 in. (37.3 in.)
Leg room
Front 45.5 in.
Rear 36.8 in.
Shoulder room
Front 58.3 in.
Rear 56.4 in.
Hip room
Front 54.6 in.
Rear 54.2 in.
EPA passenger volume 107.0 cubic ft.
EPA cargo volume 16.3 cubic ft.
EPA total volume 123.3 cubic ft.
Capacities
Fuel 18.5 gallons
Oil 6.3 quarts
Coolant 5.2 quarts
Transmission 8.2 quarts
Curb Weight
Curb 3,605 – 3,825 lbs
GVWR 4,785 lbs
Fuel Economy
City 20 mpg
Highway 29 mpg
Combined 23 mpg

2012 Hyundai Azera Features

2012 Azera Features
FUNCTIONAL FEATURES
3.3L
Body construction:
High tensile steel unibody
STD
Engine:
3.3-liter GDI DOHC 24-valve V6
STD
Steering:
Rack and pinion, power-assisted, engine-RPM-sensing
STD
Suspension:
Front: MacPherson Strut SACHS ASD shock absorbers and stabilizer bar (24 mm)
STD
Rear: Multi-link SACHS ASD shock absorber and stabilizer bar (17 mm)
STD
Transmission/drive system:
6-speed electronic automatic with OD lock-up torque converter, shift lock and SHIFTRONIC® manual shift mode
STD
Front wheel drive
STD
Exterior Features
Headlights, jeweled projector-lens with LED accent lighting
STD
Headlights, HID Xenon
OPT
Center High Mount Stop Lamp (CHMSL) LED type
STD
Front fog lights
STD
Automatic light control with delay off feature
STD
Manual-folding side mirrors, bodycolor with turn signal indicators
STD
Side mirrors, heated with timer
STD
Bumper, bodycolor
STD
Grille, chrome
STD
Chrome bodyside moldings
STD
Chrome window belt molding
STD
Door handles, chrome-insert
STD
Power tilt-and-slide panoramic glass sunroof
OPT
Solar control glass
STD
Front windshield, 2-speed with variable intermittent, speed sensitive
STD
Integrated chrome-tipped dual rear exhaust
STD
Wheels & Tires
P245/45R18 tires
STD
18 x 7.5J Hyper silver aluminum alloy
STD
P245/40R19 tires
OPT
19 x 8.0J Hyper silver aluminum alloy
OPT
Compact spare tire
STD
Interior Features
Air conditioning with cabin air filter
STD
Heater
STD
Floor console-mounted rear vents
STD
Dual fully automatic temperature climate control
STD
Rear window defroster, electronic with timer
STD
Roof trim, cloth
STD
3D carbon insert interior accents
STD
Door sill scuff plates (premium metalgrain)
OPT
Door trim, simulated leather inserts
STD
Door handles, chrome
STD
Door armrest, integrated
STD
Door pockets with bottle holder
STD
Sunvisors with illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror
STD
Leather-wrapped shift knob
STD
Premium cut-pile floor carpeting
STD
Carpeted floor mats
OPT
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
STD
Tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel with audio controls, cruise controls, and Bluetooth phone controls
STD
Power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel
OPT
Interior Illumination
Central dome light with delay
STD
Front map lights
STD
Rear-reading lights, center-mounted
STD
Glove compartment light, cargo area light
STD
Illuminated ignition key cylinder surround
STD
I/P switch illumination (hazard)
STD
Illuminated all window switches
STD
Convenience Features
IMS (Integrated Memory System): Driver’s seat, steering wheel, and side mirrors memory system
OPT
Cruise control
STD
Trip computer (average fuel economy and speed, range to empty, trip timer and trip distance)
STD
Power windows with front auto-up/down with pinch protection
STD
Remote fuel door, hood and trunk release
STD
Power door locks, auto-locking availability
STD
Remote keyless entry system with integrated fob, alarm, and panic
STD
Front center console, fixed armrest storage box (dual tier)
STD
Cooled glovebox compartment
STD
Dual cupholders, front center console-mounted
STD
12-volt outlets (2), center stack-mounted/front and rear center console-mounted
STD
Assist grips (3)
STD
Rear coat hanger (1)
STD
Rearview mirror, electrochromic auto-dimming with compass
STD
Homelink® integrated transceiver (located on inside rearview mirror)
STD
Power rear sunshade
OPT
Manual side window sunshades
OPT
Seats
Leather seating surfaces
STD
Front seats, multi-adjustable bucket
STD
Seatback pockets
STD
Driver’s seat power adjustable lumbar support
STD
10-way power driver’s seat
STD
8-way power passenger seat
STD
Heated front seats (adjustable temperature control)
STD
Ventilated front seats
OPT
Driver’s seat cushion extension
OPT
Rear seat, 60/40 split fold-down with out board head restraints
STD
Rear center armrest with dual cupholders
STD
Heated rear seats
STD
Safety & Security
Vehicle Stability Management
STD
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
STD
Electronic Stability Control System (ESC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
STD
Brake Assist
STD
Occupant Classification System (OCS)
STD
Advanced front airbags (2)
STD
Driver and front passenger side-impact airbags (2)
STD
Rear outboard, side-impact airbags (2)
STD
Side curtain airbags, roof-mounted (front and rear passengers) (2)<
STD
Driver’s knee airbag (1)
STD
Impact reducing front seats
STD
Front 3-point seat belts with adjustable shoulder belt height
STD
Front seatbelt pretensioners and force limiters
STD
Rear 3-point seat belts
STD
Lower Anchors and Upper Tether Anchors (LATCH)
STD
Power window lock-out button
STD
Energy-absorbing steering column
STD
Front and rear crumple zones
STD
5-MPH bumpers
STD
Hood buckling creases and safety stops
STD
Bodyside reinforcements
STD
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
STD
Shift interlock system
STD
Tamper-proof door lock key cylinder
STD
Steering wheel locks when key is removed
STD
Anti-theft engine immobilizer
STD
Anti-theft system integrated with remote keyless entry and panic alert
STD
Emergency internal trunk release
STD
Instrumentation
Meters/Gauges: Speedometer, tachometer, coolant temperature, fuel level, odometer, trip odometer, eco guide and electroluminescent display
STD
Indicators: PRND, cruise control, turn signal/hazard, high beam, ESC/TCS and Eco
STD
Warning lights: Oil pressure, charge, door ajar, airbag, seatbelt, low fuel, trunk lid open, brake, check engine, TPMS and ABS
STD
Warning chimes: Seatbelt
STD
Adjustable blue illumination level
STD
Audio System
Autonet AM/FM/SiriusXM/CD/MP3 audio system with Dimension speakers (Max. TBD W)
STD
Autonet audio system with 14 Infinity® speakers (Max. 550 W)
OPT
iPod®/USB auxiliary input jacks
STD
HD Radio™ Technology with multicasting
STD
Navigation System
High-resolution 7-in. touchscreen display
STD
Telematics
Blue Link™
STD
Optional Features
Technology Package includes 19-inch alloy wheels and tires (P245/40R19), panoramic sunroof, HID Xenon headlights, power rear sunshade, manual side window sunshades, Infinity 12 speaker Logic7 audio system with subwoofer and external amplifier, power adjustable tilt and telescopic steering column, IMS( power driver’s seat, exterior mirrors, and steering column), driver’s seat cushion extension, ventilated front seats, rear parking assistance sensors, interior ambient lighting
OPT

Refreshed 2011 Azera Arrives Boasting Improved Fuel Economy, More Horsepower and Lower Emissions

The 2011 Hyundai Azera adds power and efficiency to a model known for its luxurious appointments. The updated large sedan now includes an advanced six-speed automatic transmission and other powertrain refinements raising the bar on fuel economy in its class, while still gaining horsepower. The 2011 Azera will be available at Hyundai dealership in spring 2010.

New for 2011:

* Choice of 3.3-liter or 3.8-liter DOHC Lambda V6 engine with improved power, fuel economy and available PZEV emissions

o Fuel economy of 20 mpg city / 28 mpg highway with 3.3-liter engine

o Fuel economy of 19 mpg city / 27 mpg highway with 3.8-liter engine

* All-new, in-house six-speed automatic transmission

* Exterior upgrades

o Headlights with LED surround accent lighting, taillights and foglights

o Bumper fascias, side mirrors and window trim

o Trunk lid and grille

o Alloy wheels

* Interior refinements

o Center console aluminum graining

o “Eco Indicator”

o “EZ Lane Change Assist” – one touch triple turn signal

All of these upgrades help illustrate why more and more customers are discovering how well Azera stacks up against the competition. Overall, the 2011 Azera is a strong competitor to vehicles like the Lexus ES350, Toyota Avalon, Nissan Maxima, Buick LaCrosse and Ford Taurus. Spacious and luxurious, the Azera features more interior volume than expensive luxury sedans such as the Mercedes Benz E-Class, BMW 750i and Lexus LS 460. Both Azera powertrains still offer more standard horsepower than the BMW 528i demonstrating that Azera is one of the smartest premium large-sedan choices available in the American market today.

CHOICE OF TWO MORE POWERFUL AND FUEL-EFFICIENT POWERTRAINS

2011 Azera Powertrains vs. 2010 Azera Powertrains

Engine
Fuel Economy (mpg)
Percent Increase
City
Highway

Lambda 3.3L V6 (’10)

vs.

Lambda 3.3L V6 (’11)

18 → 20
26 → 28
11 percent in city, 11 percent on hwy

Lambda 3.8L (’10)

vs.

Lambda 3.8L V6 (’11)

17 → 19
26 → 27
6 percent in city, 8 percent on hwy

The Azera GLS is equipped with an enhanced 3.3-liter, DOHC V6 engine that now produces a 260 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 233 lbs.-ft. at 4,500 rpm of torque. The performance gains were achieved by incorporating Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (DCVVT) that improves engine breathing on the intake and exhaust camshafts for better fuel economy and lower emissions. Depending on engine load and speed, DCVVT can extend or shorten the duration of the valve opening and closing for more power. Previously, the 2010 Azera only had CVVT on the intake camshaft. Now, the Azera GLS features a specially tuned intake manifold surge tank to take advantage of the new DCVVT configuration. As the first member of Hyundai’s “Lambda” engine family, this new engine also has all-aluminum construction and four valves per cylinder. It also features a Variable Intake System (VIS) that further broadens its power curve to improve the vehicle’s off-the-line acceleration and passing performance. Fuel economy for the Azera GLS are 20 mpg city / 28 mpg highway.

The Azera Limited delivers powerful performance due to its revised clean and efficient all-aluminum 3.8-liter, DOHC V6 engine, which delivers an estimated 283 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 262 lbs.-ft. of torque at 4,500 rpm. To maximize the power spread, this engine also uses DCVVT and a Variable Intake System (VIS) to help cylinders breathe efficiently at both low and high rpms. Mileage figures for the Azera Limited are 19 mpg city / 27 mpg highway.

To help Azera drivers get the most out of their vehicles, Hyundai has added a fuel economy indicator in the 2011 model. The “Eco Indicator” displays a green light to indicate when driving habits are contributing to good fuel economy.

SIX-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Hyundai’s commitment to making the Azera extremely fuel efficient continues with a six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC manual control. This transmission offers smooth shifts and a wide ratio spread that ideally suits both engines’ characteristics.

Hyundai’s all-new six-speed automatic transaxle helps the company meet its goals of improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions. Shifts are silky-smooth with an option of manual control through the SHIFTRONIC feature.

Drivers can access the SHIFTRONIC feature by moving the gear selector into a separate gate. Pushing the selector forward or pulling it rearward will shift the transmission up or down sequentially, adding to driver control. A clear LCD readout on the instrument panel shows the gear being used.

Designed for transverse engine applications in passenger cars and CUVs, the new compact transmission puts Hyundai into an elite class of auto manufacturers who have designed their own proprietary six-speed automatic transmissions. The strength of the design is its unique layout which makes it smaller, more compact and lighter than any other six-speed transmission on the market today.

The gearbox has no dipstick because it is filled with automatic transmission fluid that increases vehicle life under normal usage conditions, thereby reducing maintenance costs.

Developed over a four-year period, this new six-speed automatic is 26.4 pounds lighter than the five-speed it replaces. It also is 1.6 inches shorter and considerably simpler, having 62 fewer parts, which is a key to increased durability, lighter weight and lower cost.

When it comes to transmissions, more gears are definitely better. The addition of a sixth gear enables closer spacing between gear ratios providing a better balance of performance and fuel economy while the wide overall gear ratio helps deliver strong, smooth acceleration.

The gearbox has three planetary gearsets and a unique flat torque converter that shortens the unit’s overall length by 0.47 inches. Four pinion differentials improve durability and further minimize size.

Another example of engineering ingenuity is found in the design of the hydraulic pressure control unit. Slight manufacturing deviations from one solenoid valve to the next often cause fluctuation in the hydraulic pressure and affect shift precision and quality. The transmission featured in the Azera cleverly integrates adjustment screws in the valves that enable each of the eight valves to be calibrated at the factory. This feature ensures stable hydraulic pressure at any shift point which facilitates a high degree of precision and control needed to deliver fast, smooth and precise shifts throughout the rpm range.

STRIKING FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Azera is reborn with a more handsome exterior design. The most noticeable exterior upgrade is a new sleeker front bumper fascia, with a number of subtle design tweaks. Design updates up-front also include redesigned headlamps with LED surround accent lighting, new chrome grille and round foglights. A high-gloss window trim treatment enhances Azera’s profile. The rear of the 2011 Azera features redesigned signature LED taillights, redesigned bumper with integrated chrome tailpipes and a matching decklid. Modernized 17-inch alloy wheels and revised side repeater mirrors with all-new bright puddle lamps light the way to Hyundai’s refined premium large car with near-luxury attributes. Overall, Azera’s proportions remain elegant, purposeful and aerodynamically efficient, reducing wind noise while adding maximum stability on the highway.

ATTENTION TO DETAIL

Inside, Azera’s spacious cabin provides not only roomy comfort, but a luxurious look with a new attention to detail that makes both driver and passengers feel like they are riding in a luxury sedan. These details include a new brushed metalgrain finish applied to the gear shift indicator area, cup holder cover, ashtray cover and center console cover and “EZ Lane Change Assist” (one-touch triple turn signal stalks). Slight movement of this new turn signal stalk will cause the turn signals to blink three times and then automatically go off – an ideal feature for highway passing.

The 2011 Azera offers luxurious appointments and spaciousness that rivals the finest premium competitor brands. It offers a roomy cabin with nearly 44 inches of legroom up front and more than 38 inches of legroom for rear-seat passengers. Hyundai engineers have created efficient packaging to maximize interior volume with the 2011 Azera offering more interior volume (123.5 cu.-ft.) than the Toyota Avalon and Nissan Maxima.

Special attention has also been paid to other interior details, such as the electroluminescent cluster display and steering wheel audio control functions. The blue backlighting for interior gauges, switches and buttons along with ion-plated accents highlight the vehicle’s modern appearance. Other unexpected luxury appointments include a power rear sunshade, integrated memory system and power-folding side mirrors with turn signal indicators and puddle lamps on the Limited version. Azera Limited also has a power tilt and telescopic steering wheel, an integrated memory system, electrochromic auto-dimming mirror with HomeLink® premium door sill scuff plates and a woodgrain steering wheel and door pulls to its long list of standard equipment.

The Azera comes standard with dual front automatic climate controls, solar control glass, power seats for driver and front passenger, as well as woodgrain and metalgrain interior accents.

An AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 audio system that includes a four-channel, 172-watt internal amplifier and six speakers comes standard in the Azera GLS. Audiophiles with even more demanding tastes will be impressed by the available Infinity audio system that includes a seven-channel, 315-watt amplifier with an in-dash six-disc CD changer and 10 speakers, standard in Limited trim levels.

Music lovers will also welcome the 2011 Azera’s inclusion of standard iPod®/USB and auxiliary input jacks to accommodate and charge audio devices such as iPods.

For drivers looking for the ultimate luxury options, Azera offers the Limited Trim with Navigation Package which receives a powerful Infinity 605-watt Logic 7® audio system as standard equipment in addition to its LG DVD navigation system.

SAFETY FEATURES

Maintaining Hyundai’s emphasis on class-leading safety technology, the 2011 Azera boasts impressive active and passive safety features to protect its occupants in the event of a collision, earning the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) top crash test ratings for frontal offset impacts. The Azera continues to set standards by making key life-saving active safety technology standard, such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with a Traction Control System (TCS).

Also standard are independent double-wishbone front- and multi-link rear suspension, large four-wheel disc brakes and an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) that includes Brake Assist, which provides maximum braking force when a panic stop is detected, and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), which automatically adjusts the amount of force applied to each of a vehicle’s brakes for optimal performance under poor road conditions, speeding, loading and other potentially hazardous situations.

Additionally, Azera offers impressive passive safety features including eight standard airbags, active front head restraints to help prevent whiplash, a Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system for children’s seats and three-point seatbelts for all positions while shingle-style rear-seat head restraints provide drivers with improved visibility. Security is further advanced with an anti-theft engine immobilizer and remote keyless entry with alarm.

LG DVD NAVIGATION

LG, the South Korean-based international manufacturer of consumer electronics has developed an exclusive navigation system for the Hyundai Azera, Elantra and Veracruz models. Using touch-screen functions, the DVD navigation system comes equipped with a premium 605-watt Infinity Logic 7 surround sound system with 12 speakers, 11-channel digital amplifier and AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 reception capability which replaces the six-disc CD changer and iPod/USB and auxiliary input jacks. It also includes mapping software for the continental United States and has available POIs (Points of Interest) for entertainment, shopping and dining. Route guidance is provided by audio and visual prompts.

COMFORTABLE AND CONTROLLED SUSPENSION

Hyundai engineers benchmarked the best cars in the category before designing the Azera’s double-wishbone front and multi-link rear four-wheel independent suspension system. By using high-tensile steel in critical unibody areas, the Azera features increased stiffness and rigidity, which ensures formidable resistance to flexing and enhanced ride and handling, while lowering interior noise levels. Attached to the Azera’s rigid structure is improved suspension and steering hardware to keep the vehicle even flatter through turns and more compliant over bumps. The suspension features four twin-tube, gas-charged dampers, softer bushings and a quick steering rack. The Azera also has front and rear stabilizer bars and rides on new 17-inch wheels and 235/55VR17 tires.

TWO WELL-EQUIPPED MODELS

From the well-equipped GLS, to the downright luxurious Limited, the 2011 Azera lineup addresses the needs and desires of premium sedan customers with a highly competitive mix of features and benefits. Each model delivers a level of standard equipment that is a cut above competing models.

AZERA GLS

Key standard equipment:

* 3.3L MPI-DOHC V6 with 250HP (estimated), variable intake system

* Six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®

* 16-inch alloy wheels

* Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

* Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)

* Traction Control System (TCS)

* Tire pressure monitoring system

* Active front head restraints

* Advanced front airbags, front and rear side-impact airbags and side-curtain airbags

* Power driver seat with lumbar support

* Bodycolor heated dual power mirrors

* Automatic headlights

* Front fog lights

* Dual exhaust

* Remote keyless entry system with alarm

* Engine immobilizer

* Power windows, locks, heated mirrors

* Tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel

* Steering wheel audio controls

* AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 audio with iPod®/USB auxiliary input jacks

* Solar control glass

* Cruise control

* EZ lane change assist

* Eco Indicator

AZERA GLS with PREMIUM PACKAGE

* Leather seating surfaces with heated front seats

* Heated front seats

* Power tilt-and-slide glass sunroof

* Leather-wrapped steering wheel & shift knob

AZERA LIMITED

GLS equipment plus:

* 3.8L MPI-DOHC V6 with 272HP (estimated), variable intake system

* 17-inch hyper silver alloy wheels

* Power tilt-and-slide glass sunroof

* Power folding side mirrors with turn signal indicators

* Bumper, bodyside and door handles with chrome inserts

* Leather seating surfaces

* Heated front seats

* Dual automatic temperature control

* In-dash 6-disc CD Changer with 10 Infinity® speakers, iPod®/USB auxiliary input jacks, subwoofer and amplifier

* Integrated Memory System (IMS)

* Power rear sunshade

* Woodgrain-trimmed leather steering wheel

* Power adjustable tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel

* Brushed stainless steel door scuff plates

* EC Mirror with Compass and Homelink®

AZERA LIMTED with ULTIMATE NAVIGATION PACKAGE

* LG DVD Navigation system with touch-screen display (replaces in-dash six-disc CD changer and iPod/USB auxiliary input jacks

* 12-speaker Infinity® Logic 7® surround sound audio system

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through almost 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program which now includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable bumper-to-bumper warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and 5-year complimentary Roadside Assistance in addition to the highly acclaimed vehicle return policy introduced in early 2009. For more details on Hyundai Assurance, please visit www.HyundaiAssurance.com.

2011 Hyundai Azera Specifications

2011 Azera Specs
ENGINE
GLS
Type Dual-CVVT (Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing) DOHC V6
Materials Aluminum block / aluminum cylinder heads
Displacement 3.3 liters / 3,342 cc
Horsepower 260 @ 6,200 rpm
Torque 233 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm
Bore & Stroke 92.0 mm x 83.8 mm
Valves per cylinder 4
LIMITED
Type Dual-CVVT (Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing) DOHC V6
Materials Aluminum block / aluminum cylinder heads
Displacement 3.8 liters / 3,778 cc
Horsepower 283 @ 6,200 rpm
Torque 263 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm
Bore & Stroke 96.0 mm x 87.0 mm
Valves per cylinder 4
TRANSMISSION
6-speed electronic automatic with OD lock-up torque converter, shift lock and SHIFTRONIC® manual shift mode
Gear ratios GLS LIMITED
First 4.25:1
Second 2.65:1
Third 1.80:1
Fourth 1.39:1
Fifth 1.00:1
Sixth 0.78:1
Reverse 3.39:1
Final drive 3.04:1
SUSPENSION
Front Double wishbone with twin-tube gas shock absorber and 27-mm stabilizer bar
Rear Multi-link with twin-tube gas shock absorber and 17-mm stabilizer bar
STEERING
Type Rack & pinion, power-assisted, engine-RPM-sensing
Overall Ratio 16.8:1
Turns, lock to lock 3.195
Turning circle (curb to curb) 37.4 ft.
BRAKES/TIRES/WHEELS
Front Power-assisted 11.9-in. diameter ventilated disc
Rear Power-assisted 11.2-in. diameter solid disc
ABS Four-wheel, four-channel, and four-sensor with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Tires P235/55VR-17 – GLS and Limited
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase 109.4 in.
Overall length 193.3 in.
Overall width 72.8 in.
Overall height 58.7 in.
Track, front 62.2 in.
Track, rear 61.6 in.
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Head room
Front 40.2 in.
Rear 38.2 in.
Leg room
Front 43.7 in.
Rear 38.2 in.
Shoulder room
Front 57.9 in.
Rear 57.1 in.
Hip room
Front 55.5 in.
Rear 55.1 in.
EPA passenger volume 106.9 cubic ft.
EPA cargo volume 16.6 cubic ft.
EPA total volume 123.5 cubic ft.
CAPACITIES
GLS
Fuel 19.8 gallons
Oil 5.9 quarts
Coolant 9.1 quarts
LIMITED
Fuel 19.8 gallons
Oil 6.0 quarts
Coolant 8.8 quarts
CURB WEIGHT
GLS 3,576 – 3,708 lbs
LIMITED 3,585 – 3,717 lbs
FUEL ECONOMY City Highway Combined
3.3L 20 mpg 28 mpg 23 mpg
3.8L 19 mpg 27 mpg 22 mpg

2011 Hyundai Azera Features

2011 Azera Features
standard   optional   not available
FUNCTIONAL FEATURES
GLS
Limited
Body construction:
High tensile steel unibody
Engine:
3.3-liter DOHC 24-valve V6
3.8-liter DOHC 24-valve V6
Steering:
Rack & pinion, power-assisted, engine-RPM-sensing
Suspension:
Front: Double wishbone with twin-tube gas shock absorber and stabilizer bar (27 mm)
Rear: Multi-link with twin-tube gas shock absorber and stabilizer bar (17 mm)
Transmission/drive system:
6-speed electronic automatic with OD lock-up torque converter, shift lock and SHIFTRONIC® manual shift mode
Front wheel drive
EXTERIOR FEATURES
Headlights, jeweled projector-lens with LED accent lighting
Center High Mount Stop Lamp (CHMSL) LED type
Front fog lights
Automatic light control
Power-folding side mirrors with turn signal indicators and puddle lamps, bodycolor and dual power
Manual-folding side mirrors, bodycolor and dual power
Side mirrors, heated with timer
Bumper, bodycolor and chrome-insert molding
Grille, bodycolor with chrome accent
Bodyside moldings with chrome-insert molding
Chrome window belt molding
Bodycolor rocker panel sill
Door handles, chrome-insert
Power tilt-and-slide glass sunroof
Solar control glass
Front windshield, 2-speed with variable intermittent, speed sensitive
TIRES & WHEELS
P235/55VR-17 tires
17 x 7.0J aluminum alloy
17 x 7.0J hyper silver aluminum alloy
Compact spare tire
INTERIOR FEATURES
Air conditioning
Heater
Rear seat heater ducts, console-mounted
Automatic temperature control with outside temperature display
Rear window defroster, electronic with timer
Roof trim, cloth
Woodgrain interior accents, center console sides, dash and doors
Metalgrain interior accents, center console, dash and doors
Door sill scuff plates
Door sill scuff plates (brushed stainless steel)
Door trim, cloth inserts
Door trim, simulated leather inserts
Door handles, chrome
Door armrest, integrated
Door map pockets with tilt-out feature
Sunvisors with illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror and visor extension
Leather-wrapped shift knob
Premium cut-pile floor carpeting
Carpeted floor mats
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Woodgrain-trimmed leather steering wheel
Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with audio control
Power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel with memory (I.M.S.)
INTERIOR ILLUMINATION
Central dome light with delay
Front map lights
Rear-reading lights, center-mounted
Glove compartment light, cargo area light and ashtray light
Illuminated ignition key cylinder surround
I/P switch illumination (hazard)
Illuminated all window switches
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
Cruise control
Power rear sunshade
Integrated memory system, power driver’s seat, outside mirrors, steering column
Trip computer (average fuel economy and speed, rage to empty, trip meter and trip distance)
Power windows with driver auto-up/down with pinch protection
Remote fuel door, hood and trunk release
Power door locks, auto-locking availability
Remote keyless entry system and alarm with trunk release
Front center console, fixed armrest storage box (dual tier)
Dual cupholders, front center console-mounted
12-volt outlets (3), center stack-mounted/front and rear center console-mounted
Assist grips (3)
Rear coat hanger (1)
Inside rearview mirror, day/night
Inside rearview mirror, electrochromic auto-dimming with compass
Homelink® integrated transceiver (located on inside rearview mirror)
SEATS
Premium cloth seat trim
Leather seating surfaces
Front seats, multi-adjustable bucket
Front seats active head restraints, adjustable
Seatback pockets
Driver’s seat power adjustable lumbar support
8-way power driver’s seat
8-way power driver’s seat with memory (I.M.S.)
4-way power passenger seat
Heated front seats
Rear seat, 60/40 split fold-down
Rear seat, Head restraints (adjustable) – 3 locations
Rear center armrest with dual cupholders with cover
SAFETY/SECURITY FEATURES
Power assisted front ventilated disc/rear solid disc brakes
4-channel, 4-sensor Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) System with Traction Control System (TCS)
Brake Assist
Occupant Classification System (OCS)
Advanced front airbags (2)
Driver and front passenger side-impact airbags (2)
Rear outboard, side-impact airbags (2)
Side curtain airbags, roof-mounted (front and rear passengers) (2)
Front 3-point seat belts w/ adjustable shoulder belt height
Front seatbelt pretensioners and force limiters
Rear 3-point seat belts
Lower Anchors and Upper Tether Anchors (LATCH)
Active head restraints for front passengers
Power window lock-out button & pinch protection
Energy-absorbing steering column
Front and rear crumple zones
5-MPH bumpers
Hood buckling creases and safety stops
Bodyside reinforcements
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Shift interlock system
Tamper-proof door lock key cylinder
Steering wheel locks when key is removed
Anti-theft engine immobilizer
Anti-theft system integrated with remote keyless entry and panic
INSTRUMENTATION
Meters/Gauges: Speedometer, tachometer, coolant temperature, fuel level, odometer, trip odometer and electroluminescent display
Indicators: cruise control, turn signal/hazard, high beam, ESC/TCS and TPMS, Eco
Warning lights: Oil pressure, charge, door ajar, airbag, seatbelt, low fuel, trunk lid open, brake, check engine and ABS
Warning chimes: Key-in-ignition with door ajar and seatbelt
AUDIO SYSTEM
AM/FM/CD/XM/MP3 audio system with six speakers (two front-door-mounted speakers, two tweeters and two rear speakers) (Max. 172W)
AM/FM/XM/in-dash six-CD changer/MP3 audio system with ten premium Infinity® speakers in eight locations (one front dash-mounted midrange, two front door-mounted speakers, two tweeters, 2×2 coaxial rear door-mounted and subwoofer) and Infinity® seven-channel digital external amplifier M466S: 45W x 7 channel (Max. 315W)
AM/FM/XM/in-dash six-CD changer/MP3 audio system with Logic7® surround sound and twelve Infinity® speakers in ten locations (one front dash-mounted midrange, two front door-mounted, two tweeters, 2×2 coaxial rear door-mounted, two rear deck-mounted and subwoofer) and Infinity® eleven channel digital external amplifier M466S: 55W x 11 channel (Max. 605W)
iPod®/USB auxiliary input jacks
Speed-sensing volume control
NAVIGATION SYSTEM
LG DVD navigation system with premium Infinity Logic 7 surround sound audio system (removes iPod/USB auxiliary input jacks)
OPTIONAL FEATURES
Premium Package includes leather seating surfaces, heated front seats and power tilt-and-slide glass sunroof
Navigation Package includes LG DVD navigation system with touch-screen display and twelve-speaker Infinity® Logic 7® surround sound audio system

2008 Hyundai Azera Packs More Luxury And Value Into An Award Winning Full Size Sedan

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., In 2007, the Azera trophy case expanded once again, this time to accommodate the premium sedan’s second consecutive win for large sedans in the J.D. Power and Associates Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout Study (APEAL), and its Strategic Vision Total Quality Award™ in the large car segment. Azera continues to redefine the premium sedan segment and raise the stakes even higher, packing in more luxury, value, upgrades and standard equipment than ever before.

NEW EQUIPMENT HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2008

– 17-inch alloy wheels now standard on GLS

– Bodycolor rocker panels added to GLS

– GLS Premium Package (includes leather heated front seats and sunroof)

– Side mirror turn signal indicators standard on all Limited models

– Power sunroof standard on all Limited models

– Infinity® audio system standard on all Limited models

– LG navigation system available on Limited trim level

– Suspension enhanced for improved ride and handling

Azera SE discontinued

For 2008, the Azera GLS has been upgraded to include 17-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels and 235/55VR17 tires and bodycolor rocker panels. The GLS Premium Package receives leather seating surfaces, heated front seats and a power sunroof. The Azera Limited now comes standard with side mirror turn signal indicators, power sunroof and a powerful 315-watt Infinity AM/FM/XM Satellite Radio®/MP3 audio system with an in-dash six-disc CD changer and 10 speakers.

Azera upgrades also include an enhanced suspension for all models and an all-new LG in-dash navigation system to the long list of amenities available on the 2008 Azera Limited. This system was developed exclusively for Hyundai by LG, a leading worldwide electronics manufacturer. The LG navigation system provides coverage for the continental United States and includes touch screen functionality, audio and visual prompts and point-of-interest features for all entertainment needs.

More and more customers are discovering Azera’s advantages. Enhanced design and convenience features, together with a comprehensive standard active and passive safety technology package, render the 2008 Azera a solid alternative to vehicles like the Lexus ES350, Toyota Avalon and Nissan Maxima. Spacious and luxurious, the Azera features more interior volume than more expensive luxury sedans, such as the Mercedes Benz E-Class and BMW 7-Series. Couple this with its continued accolades from independent automotive studies across the board and there’s no question that Azera is one of the smartest premium large sedan choices available in the American marketplace today.

STRIKING FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Hyundai appreciates the power of first impressions, and one look at this premium flagship sedan is proof. Azera’s proportions are elegant, purposeful and aerodynamically efficient, which reduces wind noise, while adding maximum stability on the highway. Inside, its spacious cabin provides not only roomy comfort, but a luxurious look and attention to detail that makes both driver and passengers feel like they are riding in a much more expensive sedan.

SAFETY FEATURES

Maintaining Hyundai’s emphasis on delivering class leading safety technology, the 2008 Azera boasts impressive active and passive safety features to protect its occupants in the event of a collision, earning the vehicle the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) top crash test ratings for frontal offset impacts. The Azera continues to set standards by making key life-saving active safety technology standard, such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with a Traction Control System (TCS). Also standard are independent double-wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension, large four-wheel disc brakes and an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) that includes Brake Assist, providing maximum braking force when a panic stop is detected, and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), which optimizes brake performance even with differing vehicle loading.

Additionally, the Azera offers impressive passive safety features, including eight standard airbags, active front head restraints to help prevent whiplash, a child seat Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system and three-point seatbelts for all positions. Shingle-style rear seat head restraints provide drivers with improved visibility. Security is further advanced with an anti-theft engine immobilizer and remote keyless entry with alarm.

ACCOMMODATING INTERIOR

The 2008 Azera offers luxurious appointments and spaciousness that rivals the finest premium competitor brands. It offers a roomy cabin, with nearly 44 inches of legroom up front and more than 38 inches of legroom for rear-seat passengers. Hyundai engineers have created efficient packaging to maximize interior volume, with the 2008 Azera offering more interior volume (123.5 cu.-ft.) than the Toyota Avalon, Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedans and the BMW 7-Series.

Special attention has been paid to other interior details, such as the enhanced electroluminescent cluster display and steering wheel audio control functions. Other unexpected luxury appointments include rain-sensing wipers, power adjustable foot pedals, power folding side mirrors with turn signal indicators and LED tail lights on the Limited version.

The Azera comes standard with dual front automatic climate controls, electrochromic auto-dimming mirror with HomeLink®, power seats for driver and front passenger, as well as woodgrain and metalgrain interior accents. The Azera interior is also now available in beige or gray premium cloth (GLS only) and beige, gray and black leather (standard on Limited and optional on GLS).

An AM/FM/XM Satellite Radio/CD/MP3 audio system that includes a four-channel, 172-watt internal amplifier and six speakers comes standard in the Azera GLS. Audiophiles with even more demanding tastes will be impressed by the available Infinity audio system that includes a 7-channel, 315-watt amplifier with an in-dash six-disc CD changer and 10 speakers, standard in Limited trim levels.

LG NAVIGATION

LG, the South Korean based international manufacturer of consumer electronics that now distributes in more than 39 countries, has developed an exclusive navigation system for the Hyundai Azera, Santa Fe and Veracruz models. Using touch screen functions, the navigation system comes equipped with a premium 605-watt Infinity Logic 7® surround sound system with 12 speakers, 11-channel digital amplifier and AM/FM/XM Satellite Radio/CD/MP3 reception capability. It also includes mapping software for the continental United States and has available POI’s (Points of Interest) for entertainment, shopping and dining. Route guidance is provided by audio and visual prompts.

POWER AND PERFORMANCE

The Azera GLS is equipped with a 3.3-liter, V6 engine that produces 234 horsepower and 226 lb-ft. of torque. As the first member of Hyundai’s “Lambda” engine family, this engine has all-aluminum construction, dual overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder and Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) for a very broad power spread. It also features a Variable Intake System (VIS) that to further broadens its power curve to improve the vehicle’s off-the-line acceleration and passing performance. New EPA fuel economy estimates for the Azera GLS are 18 mpg city / 26 mpg highway.

The Azera Limited delivers a powerful performance, due to its clean and efficient all-aluminum 3.8-liter, DOHC V6 engine, which delivers 263 horsepower and 257 lb-ft. of torque. To maximize the power spread, this engine also utilizes CVVT and a VIS to help cylinders breathe efficiently at both low and high rpms. The Azera offers more standard horsepower than the Buick LaCrosse and even the BMW 528i, yet still remains environmentally friendly with an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) certification rating. New EPA mileage figures for the Azera Limited are 17 mpg city / 26 mpg highway.

Both V6 engines are matched with Hyundai’s five-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual control. This transmission offers smooth shifts and a wide ratio spread that ideally suits the engine’s characteristics.

COMFORTABLE AND CONTROLLED SUSPENSION

Hyundai engineers benchmarked the best cars in the category before designing the Azera’s double-wishbone front and multi-link rear four-wheel independent suspension system. By utilizing high-tensile steel in critical unibody areas, the Azera features increased stiffness and rigidity, which ensures formidable resistance to flexing, enhanced ride and handling tuning, while at the same time lowering interior noise levels. Attached to the 2008 Azera’s rigid structure is improved suspension and steering hardware to keep the Azera even flatter through turns and more compliant over bumps. The enhanced suspension features four revalved twin-tube, gas-charged dampers, softer bushings and a quicker steering rack. The Azera also has front and rear stabilizer bars and rides on 17-inch wheels and 235/55VR17 tires.

AZERA GLS

The GLS now includes a more impressive range of standard features that give it a competitive edge, including a powerful 3.3-liter, DOHC V6 engine with 234 horsepower, a smooth-shifting five-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC manual control, standard ESC with TCS, eight airbags, active front head restraints, and a six-speaker AM/FM/XM Satellite Radio/CD audio system with MP3 capability. The vehicle achieves 18 mpg city/26 mpg highway fuel economy ratings.

Further enhancing the GLS’ first-class appearance are bodycolor sills and rocker panels, and wheel wells that house 17-inch, 10-spoke alloy wheels and 235/55VR17 tires. Upscale features include LED tail and brake lights, auto-dimming inside rearview mirror with HomeLink, power seats for both driver and front passenger, and automatic headlight control. Also available as a stand alone option is a power tilt and slide sunroof.

AZERA GLS with PREMIUM PACKAGE

The Azera with Premium Package adds leather seating surfaces, heated front seats and a power sunroof to an already loaded standard equipment package.

AZERA LIMITED

A truly impressive array of standard features and amenities define the prestigious Azera Limited. Additional standard features on the Limited include leather-trimmed seating, heated front seats, an electroluminescent gauge cluster, power rear sunshade and other upgrades. The Limited now adds side mirror turn signal indicators, power sunroof and a powerful 315-watt Infinity AM/FM/XM Satellite Radio/MP3 audio system with an in-dash six-disc CD changer and 10 speakers.

AZERA LIMITED with NAVIGATION PACKAGE

The Navigation Package includes the LG navigation system and premium 605-watt Infinity Logic 7 surround sound audio system. The six-disc CD changer is replaced by the navigation system.

AZERA LIMITED with ULTIMATE PACKAGE

The Ultimate Package defines Hyundai’s flagship Azera, offering a 605-watt Infinity Logic 7 Surround Sound AM/FM/XM Satellite Radio/CD-changer/MP3 audio system with 12 speakers (including subwoofer) and external amplifier. The Ultimate Package also offers a power tilt and slide sunroof, power adjustable tilt and telescopic steering wheel, power adjustable pedals, integrated memory system (power driver seat, exterior mirrors, and power tilt and telescopic steering wheel), woodgrain steering wheel and door pulls, and rain-sensing wipers.

AZERA LIMTED with ULTIMATE NAVIGATION PACKAGE

The Ultimate Navigation Package includes all of the Ultimate Package items plus the LG navigation system, which replaces the six-disc CD changer.

WARRANTY

The Azera, like all 2008 models, is protected by the Hyundai Advantage, America’s Best Warranty. Coverage includes five-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper protection, 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, five-year/unlimited mileage roadside assistance and seven-year/unlimited mileage anti-perforation coverage. In addition, Azera buyers receive 24-hour roadside assistance coverage at no extra charge for five years (no mileage limit), a service that includes emergency towing, lockout service and limited coverage for trip-interruption expenses. There is no deductible on any of this coverage.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif. is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced by more than 750 Hyundai dealerships nationwide.