Hyundai Expands Hyundai Azera Lineup
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., March 15 -- Hyundai Motor America announced pricing today for the all-new 2007 Hyundai Azera GLS equipped with a powerful, yet fuel-efficient 3.3-liter V6 engine. The SE trim level has also been upgraded and a surround sound audio system is now available on the Limited model.
NEW TRIM LEVELS AND EQUIPMENT
* New trim level -- GLS equipped with 3.3-liter V6 engine, which achieves 21 mpg city, 28 mpg highway
* 17-inch wheel and bumper moldings with chrome-inserts now standard on SE
* Available leather seating surfaces on SE
* Azera Limited with Ultimate Package now features a 605-watt Infinity(R) Logic 7 Surround Sound AM/FM/XM/CD-changer/MP3 audio system with 12 speakers (including subwoofer) and external amplifier
* All three trims are equipped with standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
|GLS||3.3L V6||5-Speed A/T with SHIFTRONIC®||$24,895 including $660 freight|
|SE||3.8L V6||5-Speed A/T with SHIFTRONIC®||$26,195 including $660 freight|
|Limited||3.8L V6||5-Speed A/T with SHIFTRONIC®||$27,995 including $660 freight|
2007 HYUNDAI AZERA GLS
The 2007 Hyundai Azera GLS includes an 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 Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Traction Control System (TCS), eight airbags, active front head restraints, a six-speaker AM/FM/XM/CD audio system with MP3 capability, and achieving 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway fuel economy. Upscale features include LED tail and brake lamps, auto-dimming inside rearview mirror with HomeLink®, power driver and front passenger seats, and automatic headlight controls. Also available is an optional power tilt and slide sunroof ($950 MSRP).
2007 HYUNDAI AZERA SE
The 2007 Hyundai Azera SE is an upscale, stylish large sedan designed for consumers who are interested in a unique combination of spaciousness, a more powerful 3.8-liter DOHC V6 engine with 263 horsepower and safety technologies. The SE creates a more distinctive and upscale look with 17-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels and bumper moldings with chrome-inserts. Available options include a Premium and Leather Package ($2,800 MSRP) which includes a power tilt and slide sunroof, leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, and a premium Infinity® audio system with in-dash 6-disc CD changer.
2007 HYUNDAI AZERA LIMITED
A truly impressive array of standard features and amenities define the prestigious 2007 Hyundai 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 also has steering wheel wood trim and bumper moldings with chrome-inserts.
2007 HYUNDAI AZERA LIMITED with PREMIUM PACKAGE
The Premium Package ($1,550 MSRP) includes a power tilt and slide sunroof and premium Infinity audio system with in-dash 6 disc CD changer.
2007 HYUNDAI AZERA LIMITED with ULTIMATE PACKAGE
The Ultimate Package ($3,100 MSRP) defines Hyundai's flagship 2007 Hyundai Azera offering. This package now includes a new 605-watt Infinity® Logic 7 Surround Sound AM/FM/XM/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's seat, exterior mirrors, and power tilt & telescopic steering wheel), power folding side mirrors with turn signal indicators, and rain-sensing wipers.
The all-new 2007 Hyundai Azera 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) that includes emergency towing, lockout service and limited coverage for trip-interruption expenses.
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 dealerships nationwide.
Source: Hyundai Motor America
2007 HYUNDAI AZERA ALLOWS BUYERS TO FEEL GOOD, NOT GUILTYPacked with even more luxury and safety features, the Azera returns in 2007 to further define how consumers think about premium sedans by offering additional value. With its enhanced interior, added convenience features and standard safety technologies, the 2007 Azera is a luxurious, yet practical alternative for consumers in the market for other premium vehicles like the Lexus ES 350, Mercedes Benz E-Class and BMW 760i.
NEW FOR 2007
- *Sideview mirrors with side marker indicators added to Ultimate Package
- *Enchanced electroluminescent cluster display standard on all Limited models
- *Steering wheel audio controls with seek up/down standard on all models
- *Black leather interior receives light gray contrasting stitching
First unveiled for the 2006 model year, the Azera has quickly proven itself as a strong seller and competitor to the Toyota Avalon. For example, it ranked higher than Avalon and earned second place in its segment in the 2006 Initial Quality Study issued by J.D. Power and Associates - an uncommon feat for a car in its first year on the market. It is also the Most Appealing Large Car in the 2006 J.D. Power and Associates Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study and has received the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety's (IIHS) top crash test rating for frontal offset impacts.
STRIKING FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Hyundai appreciates the power of first impressions, and one look at its premium flagship sedan - the Azera - is proof. The proportions are graceful, purposeful and aerodynamically efficient, offering a minimum of wind noise, maximum stability on the highway and a spacious cabin. With the perfect combination of comfort, room and power, the 2007 Azera delivers on Hyundai's promise of superior safety and value.
Maintaining Hyundai's emphasis on delivering leading safety technology, the 2007 Azera boasts impressive active and passive safety features to protect its occupants in the event of a collision - helping it earn the IIHS's top crash test ratings for frontal offset impacts. The Azera continues to set new standards by making key life-saving active safety technology such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with a Traction Control System (TCS) standard. Also standard are independent double-wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension, large four-wheel disc brakes, and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD).
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.
The 2007 Azera offers luxurious appointments and spaciousness that rivals the finest premium competitor brands. It offers a roomy ride, with nearly 44 inches of legroom and more than 38 inches of legroom for rear-seat passengers. Hyundai engineers have created efficient packaging to maximize interior volume - with the 2007 Azera offering more interior volume (123.5 cubic-ft.) than the Avalon, Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedans and the BMW 760i.
Special attention has been paid to other interior details, such as the enhanced electroluminescent cluster display and new steering wheel audio control functions, new for 2007. Other unexpected luxury appointments include rain-sensing wipers, power adjustable foot pedals and power folding exterior sideview mirrors with turn signal indicators.
The Azera comes standard with dual front automatic climate controls, electrochromic auto-dimming mirror with HomeLink®, power driver and passenger seats, and woodgrain and metalgrain interior accents. The Azera is also now available in beige or gray premium cloth (SE) and beige, gray and black leather (Limited) interior.
An AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system that includes a four-channel, 172-watt internal amplifier and six speakers, comes standard in the Azera. 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, optional on both the SE and Limited trim levels.
POWER AND PERFORMANCE
The Azera delivers a powerful performance thanks 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, the engine utilizes Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) and a Variable Intake System to help cylinders breathe efficiently at both low and high rpm.
Compared to its primary competitors, the offers more standard horsepower than the Ford Five Hundred, Buick LaCrosse and even the BMW 530i. Even with its impressive output, the Azera remains environmentally friendly, achieving Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) certification levels.
The 3.8-liter engine is matched to Hyundai's five-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual control. This transmission offers smooth shifts and a wide spread of ratios that ideally suit the engine's characteristics. The transmission is fully adaptive to add to driver control.
COMFORTABLE AND CONTROLLED SUSPENSION
Hyundai engineers benchmarked some of the best cars in the category before designing the Azera's unibody and four-wheel independent suspension system. Utilizing high-tensile steel in critical areas in the unibody increases stiffness and ensures formidable resistance to flexing, enhancing ride and handling qualities and lowering noise levels inside the vehicle. To this rigid structure is attached a double-wishbone front suspension and multi-link rear suspension system complete with specially tuned twin-tube gas-charged dampers and front and rear stabilizer bars. The stiff body allowed Hyundai engineers to deliver a driving dynamics package that offered both a comfortable, quiet ride, as well as precise steering and handling.
The Azera is available in two tire sizes: the SE uses 16-inch alloy wheels with 225/60VR16 tires, while the Limited gets 17-inch wheels and 235/55VR17 tires.
The Azera SE is an upscale, stylish large sedan designed for consumers who are interested in a unique combination of spaciousness, performance, and safety technologies. It includes an impressive range of standard features that give it a competitive edge. A partial list of features includes a powerful 3.8-liter DOHC V6 engine with 263 horsepower, a smooth-shifting five-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual control, standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Traction Control System (TCS), a six-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system, and eight airbags. Upscale features include LED tail and brake lamps, electrochromatic mirror with compass and HomeLink®, power driver and passenger seats, and active dual front head restraints. The optional premium package offers a power sunroof and a powerful 315-watt Infinity audio system.
An extraordinary array of standard features and amenities define the prestigious Azera Limited, Hyundai's ultimate flagship sedan. Standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels with 235/55VR17 tires, leather seating, heated front seats, and an all-new electroluminescent instrument cluster. The Limited also has steering-wheel and door pull wood trim, a power rear sunshade, and bumper moldings with chrome-inserts. The Infinity audio system, power adjustable tilt-and-telescopic steering column, integrated memory system, power-adjustable foot pedals and rain-sensing wipers are among the available, highly desirable upgrades. Azera Limited with Ultimate Package also receives power-folding exterior mirrors with turn signal indicators.
The Azera, like all 2007 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) and that service includes emergency towing, lockout service and limited coverage for trip-interruption expenses. There is no deductible on any of these coverages.
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 725 Hyundai dealerships nationwide.
2007 Hyundai Azera Specifications
|Type||Lambda CVVT (Continuously Variable Valve Timing) DOHC V-6 (transverse mounted)|
|Materials||Aluminum block/aluminum cylinder heads|
|Horsepower||263 @ 6000 rpm|
|Torque||257 lb-ft. @ 4500 rpm|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Gear ratios||5-speed electronic automatic w/OD lock-up torque converter, shift lock and SHIFTRONIC manual shift mode|
|Front||Independent, double wishbone with coil springs, nitrogen gas-filled hydraulic shock absorbers and 27 mm stabilizer bar|
|Rear||Independent, multi-link with coil springs, nitrogen gas-filled hydraulic shock absorbers, dynamic toe control and 17 mm stabilizer bar|
|Type||Engine-rpm-sensing, power assisted rack & pinion|
|Turns, lock to lock||3.185|
|BRAKES / TIRES / WHEELS|
|Front||Power-assisted 11.9-inch diameter ventilated disc|
|Rear||Power-assisted 11.2-inch diamter solid disc|
|ABS||4-wheel, 4-channel, 4-sensor|
|Tires||P225/60VR16 steel-belted radial, compact spare on alloy wheel. Limited: P235/55VR17 steel-belted radial, compact spare on alloy wheel|
|Wheels||16 x 6.5J-inch five-spoke aluminum alloy. Limited: 17 x 7.0J-inch 10-spoke aluminum alloy|
|Overall length||192.7 inches|
|Overall width||72.8 inches|
|Overall height||58.7 inches|
|Track, front||62.2 inches|
|Track, rear||61.6 inches|
|  EPA VOLUME|
|EPA passenger volume||106.9 cubic feet|
|EPA cargo volume||16.6 cubic feet|
|EPA total volume||123.5 cubic feet|
|EPA FUEL ECONOMY|
|City / Highway|
|Automatic Transmission||19 mpg / 28 mpg|
2007 Hyundai Azera Featuresn = standard o = optional -- = not available
|Steel unibody w/perimeter subframe||n||n|
|3.8-liter DOHC 24-valve V6||n||n|
|Multi-port fuel injection||n||n|
|Rack & pinion, power-assisted, engine-rpm sensing||n||n|
|Front: Double wishbone w/coil springs, gas-filled shocks and anti-roll bar||n||n|
|Rear: Multi-link w/coil springs, gas-filled shocks and anti-roll bar, dynamic toe control||n||n|
|5-speed electronic automatic w/overdrive, lock-up torque converter, shift lock and SHIFTRONIC® manual shift control||n||n|
|Front wheel drive||n||n|
|Bodyside moldings w/chrome insert||n||n|
|Bumpers, 5-mph bodycolor||n||n|
|Bumpers, chrome-insert trim||--||n|
|Door handles, bodycolor w/chrome insert||n||n|
|Tinted windshield w/dark tint sunband||n||n|
|Solar filtering tinted glass||n||n|
|Three-beam projector style haolgen headlamps w/low beam projector lights||n||n|
|Fog lights, clear lens type||n||n|
|Tail lamps, LED||n||n|
|Center high mount stop light, LED-type||n||n|
|Bodycolor side mirrors, power remote, heated w/timers, manual folding||n||n|
|Bodycolor side mirrors, power remote, heated w/timers, memory function, power folding||--||o|
|Bodycolor exterior sideview mirros with turn signal indicators||--||o|
|Sunroof, power glass tilt/sliding w/sunshade||o||o|
|TIRES & WHEELS|
|16 x 6.5 in. aluminum alloy wheels, 5-spoke||n||--|
|17 x 7.0 in. aluminum alloy wheels, 10-spoke||--||n|
|Spare: Compact on alloy wheel||n||n|
|Power assisted front vented disc/rear solid disc brakes||n||n|
|4-channel/4-sensor ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) w/EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution)||n||n|
|Electronic Stability Control (ESC)||n||n|
|Traction Control System (TCS)||n||n|
|Panic Brake Assist||n||n|
|Driver and front passenger advanced airbags||n||n|
|Front and rear passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags||n||n|
|Roof-mounted side curtain airbags (front and outboard rear passengers)||n||n|
|Occupant Classification System (OCS)||n||n|
|Front 3-point seat belts w/adjustable shoulder belt height||n||n|
|Front seat belt pretensioners and buckle pretensioners||n||n|
|Rear 3-point seat belts (3)||n||n|
|Rear seat ISOFIX lower child seat anchors (2)||n||n|
|Child seat tether anchors, 3 in parcel shelf||n||n|
|Front dual active head restraints||n||n|
|Childproof rear door locks||n||n|
|Power window lockout button||n||n|
|Impact-sensing auto door unlocking||n||n|
|Remote keyless entry system w/alarm||n||n|
|Shift interlock system||n||n|
|Front crumple zones||n||n|
|Hood buckling creases and safety stops||n||n|
|Rear crumple zones||n||n|
|Energy-absorbing steering column||n||n|
|Air condtioning, non-CFC w/dual automatic temperature control, rear ducts, air quality control system||n||n|
|Ash trays, front illuminate & dual rear||n||n|
|Assist Grips (3)||n||n|
|Black interior (with contrasting gray stitching)||o||o|
|Carpeted floor mats||o||o|
|Cigarette lighter and/or secondary power outlets (2 front, 1 rear)||n||n|
|Console, center arm rest||n||n|
|Cup holders, front (2) & rear (2)||n||n|
|Defoggers, electric rear window defroster w/timer||n||n|
|Door trim: full molded vinyl w/integrated armrest||n||n|
|Glove box, illuminated & lockable||n||n|
|Heater ducts, front and rear seat||n||n|
|Leather-wrapped steering wheel||n||--|
|Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/woodgrain trim||--||n|
|  Leather-wrapped shift knob||n||n|
|Deluxe center console w/dual-level covered storage||n||n|
|Rear seat center armrest w/dual cup holders, retractable||n||n|
|Rear coat hooks, (2)||n||n|
|Rear ashtray and dual cup holders||n||n|
|AM/FM Stereo/cassette/6-CD changer/MP3||o||o|
|10-speaker into 8-location Infinity audio system including subwoofer||o||o|
|6-disc in-dash CD changer||o||o|
|Steering wheel audio controls with seek up/down feature||n||n|
|Overhead dome light w/delay out||n||n|
|Front map lights||n||n|
|Driver-side vanity mirror, illuminated||n||n|
|Passenger-side vanity mirror, illuminated||n||n|
|Front ashtray light||n||n|
|Rear reading lights||n||n|
|Cargo area (trunk)||n||n|
|POWER/REMOTE CONTROL FEATURES|
|Door locks, power, w/available autolock feature||n||n|
|Dual heated power outside mirrors, body color, manual folding||n||n|
|Power folding outside mirrors||--||o|
|Power windows w/driver's auto-down and lockout||n||n|
|Power driver's seat, eight-way adjustable||n||n|
|Power front passenger seat, four-way adjustable||n||n|
|Power adjustable tilt & telescoping steering column||--||o|
|Manual adjustable tilt & telescoping steering column||n||n|
|Remote fuel door & hood release||n||n|
|Power adjustable foot pedals||--||o|
|Integrated memory system: power driver's seat, outside mirrors, power steering column||--||o|
|Power rear sunshade||--||n|
|&nsbp;Premium cloth seat trim||n||--|
|Leather seating surfaces||--||n|
|Driver's eight-way power adjustable||n||n|
|Passenger's four-way power adjustable||n||n|
|Heated front seats||o||n|
|60/40 split folding rear seat back||n||n|
|Rear seat back pockets||n||n|
|Speedometer, odometer, trip odometer (twin), tachometer, coolant temperature & fuel level||n||n|
|Electroluminescent instrument cluster (new design)||--||n|
|Indicators: A/T position, cruise control, ESC, TCS, turn signal/hazard, fog lights, trunk open & high beam||n||n|
|Oil pressure, stop/taillight failure, charging system, low fuel, door ajar, airbag, seatbelt, parking brake/brake fluid level, ABS & ESC check engine||n||n|
|Key in ignition||n||n|
|2-speed variable intermittent wipers w/washer||n||n|
|Rear window defroster w/electronic washer||n||n|
|Bumper-to-bumper, 5 years/60,000 miles||n||n|
|Powertrain, 10 years/100,000 miles||n||n|
|Corrosion, 7 years/unlimited miles||n||n|
|Roadside assistance, 5 years/unlimited miles||n||n|