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2016 Hyundai Azera news, pictures, specifications, and information


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

FOÚNTAIN 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 wîth Stop/Start capability and Electronic Parking Brake to Limited models.

2016 Azera Highlights
Driving Convenience
•Smart Cruise Control wîth 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 §egmènt by delivering a powerful yet efficient powertrain, modern design, and luxury features combined wîth 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'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, wîth a powerful, winged chrome grille and available HID headlamps that integrate precise details, coupled wîth 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).

Vital Stats

6-speed Automatic

The elegant look continues inside where Hyundai has created an upscale ambiance, wîth 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.

Azera offers luxurious appointments that rival the finest premium sedans. It offers a roomy cabin wîth 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 §egmènt, 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 wîth 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, §teering 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.

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. Únlike 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.

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).

The engine is mated to a Hyundai-developed six-speed automatic transmission wîth 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.

The Azera rides on a 112.0-inch wheelbase, wîth 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.

Azera is fitted wîth 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 wîth superior body and wheel control
•Increased driving comfort without compromised handling
•Optimized tire contact wîth the road surface

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

Azera features a number of advanced safety features. Blind Spot Detection (BSD) wîth 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 §teering input in the required direction to counter the pull by automatically providing counter-§teering 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 wîth 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.

•Azera comes standard wîth 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/ÚSB inputs

An eight-inch touch-screen navigation system wîth integrated backup camera is standard, as well as an Infinity 550-watt, Logic7® Surround Sound premium audio system wîth 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 wîth 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/ÚSB/auxiliary inputs. Bluetooth® audio wirelessly streams music from select mobile phones to the head unit.

Azera comes standard wîth iPod®/ÚSB and auxiliary input jacks, HD Radio® and Bluetooth® phone connectivity wîth 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 wîth downloadable apps.

The Azera is equipped wîth Hyundai's next-generation Blue Link® safety, service and infotainment telematics system. Blue Link brings seamless connectivity directly into the car wîth technology like Remote Start wîth Climate Control, Destination Search powered by Google™, Remote Door Lock/Únlock and Stolen Vehicle Recovery. In addition to these features and services, Azera models come wîth one year of complimentary Blue Link Connected Care. Connected Care is a suite of safety and car care features providing Hyundai owners wîth 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 Start wîth Climate Control
•Remote Door Lock/Únlock
•Remote Horn and Lights
•Car Finder via Mobile App
•Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Slowdown and Immobilization
•Vehicle Safeguards Alerts (in-vehicle app)
•Valet Alert
•Speed/Curfew Alert
•Alarm Notification

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

More details on Hyundai Blue Link are available at

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the Únited States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the Ú.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 wîth the Blue Link telematics system wîth proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year wîth enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

Source - Hyundai
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