2012 Hyundai Azera review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 22 November 2011 , 11:11:57 byVeronica

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Hyundai Azera

The 2012 Hyundai Azera is distinguished by its smart technology, fluidic sculpture design, safety and performance. It announces an increased driving comfort without any compromise on handling. Its North American debut took place at the Los Angeles Auto Show, being the fifth vehicle to adopt the company's signature Fluidic Sculpture design language. The vehicle boasts the best-in-class combined fuel economy of 23 miles per gallon together with a variety of advanced safety equipment. Its power is delivered by the more powerful Lambda II 3.3-liter GDI engine, which raises an output of 293 HP at 6,400 rpm, 88.8 horsepower per liter, while having the smallest displacement V6 in the segment, mated to a six-speed transmission. This transmission offers smooth shifts and a wide ratio spread that ideally suits the engine's characteristics. The 2012 Azera incorporates a smart blend of luxury features, emotional design and advanced powertrain. The HID heaslamps and the large powerful chrome grille are precise details thatmake the appearance more masculine. The available 19-inch multi-spoke wheels complete the stance. The interior offers an upscale ambiance, due to an instrument panel and a flow-through center fascia, wrapping around the driver and passengers. The cabin is roomy with 40 inches of headroom and 45 inches of legroom, available for front-seat passengers. Besides the 3D carbon interior accents, more natural light is allowed into the cabin by the optional panoramic sunroof. Furthermore, passengers enjoy first-class seating assignments, covered by leather with the standard equipment integrating a ten-way power driver and eight-way front passenger's seats.