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2009 Hyundai Azera news, pictures, and information
2009 AZERA PACKS MORE PERKS INTO PREMIUM SEDAN SEGMENTHyundai Azera's long list of features has been expanded and upgraded once again for the 2009 model year, adding to its outstanding reputation for luxury and value in the premium sedan §egmènt. Úpdates to the 2009 Azera include improved §teering and suspension for better ride and handling on all models, new blue interior lighting, chrome interior accents, more distinctive chrome grille, redesigned alloy wheels and first-ever standard iPod®/ÚSB and auxiliary inputs. Mid-year model changes carried over into the 2009 Azera include an LG in-dash navigation system. This more competitive Azera features no price increase for the GLS or Limited base models.
NEW EQÚIPMENT HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2009
· Redesigned 17-inch alloy wheels
· More distinctive chrome grille
· Signature blue interior lighting
· Electroluminescent cluster display standard on GLS
· Chrome interior accents
· Dark brown woodgrain accents
· Ion-plated metalgrain accents
· More contrasting interior trim panels
· Brown interior color choice
· Audio head unit wîth larger display screen
· Standard iPod®/ÚSB auxiliary inputs
· New exterior color options – Ivory Pearl, Black Onyx Pearl, Mystic Blue Pearl, Crimson Red Pearl, Smoky Gray Pearl, Silver Frost Metallic, Silk Beige Metallic
More and more customers are discovering how well Azera stacks up against the competition. Enhanced design and convenience features, together wîth comprehensive standard active and passive safety technology packages, make the 2009 Azera a strong competitor to vehicles like the Lexus ES350, Toyota Avalon, Nissan Maxima and Buick Lucerne. Spacious and luxurious, the Azera even features more interior volume than expensive luxury sedans such as the Mercedes Benz E-Class and BMW 7-Series. There's no question that Azera is one of the smartest premium large-sedan choices available in the American market today.
STRIKING FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Azera's proportions are elegant, purposeful and aerodynamically efficient, reducing 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 alike feel that they are riding in a much more expensive sedan. (concept carz)
Maintaining Hyundai's emphasis on class-leading safety technology, the 2009 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) wîth a Traction Control System (TCS).
Also standard are independent double-wishbone front- and multi-link rear suspension, large four-wheel disc brakes and an Antilock 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 wîth improved visibility. Security is further advanced wîth an anti-theft engine immobilizer and remote keyless entry wîth alarm.
The 2009 Azera offers luxurious appointments and spaciousness that rivals the finest premium competitor brands. It offers a roomy cabin, wîth 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, wîth the 2009 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 §teering wheel audio control functions. The new blue backlighting for interior gauges, switches and buttons along wîth ion-plated accents highlight the vehicle's modern appearance. Other unexpected luxury appointments include rain-sensing wipers, power adjustable foot pedals and power folding side mirrors wîth turn signal indicators on the Limited version.
The Azera comes standard wîth dual front automatic climate controls, electrochromic auto-dimming mirror wîth HomeLink®, power seats for driver and front passenger, as well as woodgrain and new metalgrain interior accents. More contrast has also been added to the interior trim panels, and for the first time ever, a brown interior color choice is available.
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 wîth even more demanding tastes will be impressed by the available Infinity audio system that includes a seven-channel, 315-watt amplifier wîth an in-dash six-disc CD changer and 10 speakers, standard in Limited trim levels.
Music lovers will also welcome the 2009 Azera's inclusion of standard auxiliary input jacks (3.5 mm mini-jack and ÚSB input) to accommodate and charge audio devices such as iPods®. When an iPod or flash drive is connected through the ÚSB port, which is located in the center storage compartment, not only does it play music through the vehicle's speakers, but it also charges the iPod and allows the driver to access tracks wîth the §teering wheel audio controls. This system also allows both driver and passengers to easily view song/artist/title information and control the music from the audio head unit rather than just the iPod itself.
LG, the South Korean-based international manufacturer of consumer electronics has developed an exclusive navigation system for the Hyundai Azera, Santa Fe and Veracruz models. Úsing touch screen functions, the navigation system comes equipped wîth a premium 605-watt Infinity Logic 7® surround sound system wîth 12 speakers, 11-channel digital amplifier and AM/FM/XM Satellite Radio/CD/MP3 reception capability which replaces the six-disc CD changer and auxiliary input jacks. It also includes mapping software for the continental Únited 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 wîth a 3.3-liter, DOHC V6 engine that produces 234-horsepower and 226 lbs.-ft. of torque. As the first member of Hyundai's 'Lambda' engine family, this engine has all-aluminum construction, four valves per cylinder and Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT), all for a broad power spread. 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. 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 lbs.-ft. of torque. To maximize the power spread, this engine also uses CVVT and a Variable Intake System (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 wîth an Últra Low Emission Vehicle (ÚLEV) certification rating. EPA mileage figures for the Azera Limited are 17 mpg city / 26 mpg highway.
Both V6 engines are matched wîth Hyundai's five-speed automatic transmission wîth SHIFTRONIC® manual control. This transmission offers smooth shifts and a wide ratio spread that ideally suits the engine's characteristics.
COMFORTABLE AND CONTROLLED SÚSPENSION
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, enhanced ride and handling tuning, while at the same time lowering interior noise levels. Attached to the Azera's rigid structure is improved suspension and §teering hardware to keep the vehicle 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 §teering rack. The Azera also has front and rear stabilizer bars and rides on 17-inch wheels and 235/55VR17 tires.
TWO ENHANCED, WELL-EQÚIPPED MODELS
|Engine : 3.3 L., 6-cylinder|
Power: 234 hp
Torque: 226 ft-lbs
Engine : 3.8 L., 6-cylinder
Power: 263 hp
Torque: 257 ft-lbs
The GLS now includes a more impressive range of standard features that give it a competitive edge, including a powerful and efficient 3.3-liter, DOHC V6 engine wîth 234-horsepower, a smooth-shifting, five-speed automatic transmission wîth SHIFTRONIC manual control, standard ESC wîth TCS, eight airbags, active front head restraints, electroluminescent gauge cluster and a six-speaker AM/FM/XM/CD audio system wîth iPod®/ÚSB and auxiliary inputs. The vehicle achieves 18 mpg city/26 mpg highway fuel economy ratings.
Further enhancing the GLS's first-class appearance are new 17-inch, 10-spoke alloy wheels and 235/55VR17 tires. Úpscale features include LED tail and brake lights, auto-dimming inside rearview mirror wîth HomeLink®, power seats for both driver and front passenger, dual front automatic climate controls and automatic headlight control.
AZERA GLS wîth PREMIÚM PACKAGE
The Azera wîth Premium Package adds leather seating surfaces, heated front seats and a power sunroof to an already-loaded standard equipment package.
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, power glass sunroof wîth tilt and slide, power folding side mirrors wîth turn signal indicators, power rear sunshade and a powerful 315-watt Infinity AM/FM/XM/MP3 audio system wîth an in-dash six-disc CD changer. The Limited now adds new hyper silver alloy wheels and iPod® /ÚSB and auxiliary inputs.
AZERA LIMITED wîth ÚLTIMATE PACKAGE
The Últimate Package defines Hyundai's flagship Azera, offering a 605-watt Infinity Logic 7® Surround Sound AM/FM/XM/MP3 audio system wîth an in-dash six-disc CD changer, 12 speakers (including subwoofer and external amplifier), and iPod®/ÚSB and auxiliary inputs. The Últimate Package also offers, power adjustable tilt and telescopic §teering wheel, power adjustable pedals, integrated memory system (power driver seat, exterior mirrors, and power tilt and telescopic §teering wheel), woodgrain §teering wheel and door pulls, and rain-sensing wipers.
AZERA LIMTED wîth ÚLTIMATE NAVIGATION PACKAGE
The Últimate Navigation Package includes all of the Últimate Package items plus the LG navigation system, which replaces the six-disc CD changer and auxiliary input jacks.
The Azera, like all 2009 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.Source - Hyundai
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