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HYUNDAI MODERNIZES THE LARGE SEDAN WITH THE ALL-NEW AZERAFluidic Sculpture Design, Smart Technology, Performance and Safety
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.
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 wîth 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 wîth 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 §egmènt offers them.
|Engine : 3.3 L., 6-cylinder|
Power: 293 hp
Torque: 255 ft-lbs
•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 OÚTPÚT
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 §egmènt. 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.
The engine is mated to Hyundai's six-speed automatic transmission wîth 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.
HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2012 AZERA
•All-new second generation Azera wîth 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 wîth 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 wîth LED accents
•Segment-exclusive standard navigation system wîth rearview camera
•Standard leather interior wîth heated front and rear seats
•Bluetooth hands-free phone system wîth 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-newTucson, Sonata, Equus, Elantra, Accent and Veloster. The 2012 Azera represents a modern approach to the traditional large sedan §egmènt by using an advanced powertrain, emotional design and luxury features offered wîth 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 wîth a large powerful chrome grille and HID headlamps that integrate precise details. The stance is completed by available 19-inch multi-spoke wheels.
The Azera rides on a 112-inch wheelbase, wîth 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.
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 SÚSPENSION SOLÚTIONS
The Azera is fitted wîth 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 wîth 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 wîth 245/40R19 tire.
ADVANCED STANDARD SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES: PART OF HYÚNDAi'S ASSÚRANCE COMMITMENT AND IT STARTS WITH THE SEATS
Azera has an exceptional level of standard safety features for the large car §egmènt 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.Source - Hyundai
2012 HYUNDAI AZERA EARNS IIHS TOP SAFETY HONORSAzera is the Seventh Hyundai Model to Achieve Highest Safety Rating
The all-new Hyundai Azera achieved the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) highest honor for 2012 as a Top Safety Pick this week. Top Safety Pick recognizes vehicles that do the best job of protecting people in front, side, rollover and rear crashes, based on 'good' ratings in Institute tests. Elantra, Sonata, Genesis, Equus, Tucson and Santa Fe are also 2012 Top Safety Picks.
The IIHS Top Safety Pick ratings help consumers pick vehicles that offer the highest level of crash protection. Azera meets the Top Safety Pick rating criteria by earning good ratings in a front and side crash test, rear impact test assessing whiplash protection and a roof strength test to measure occupant protection in rollover crashes.Source - Hyundai
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