Hyundai completely redesigned its full-size sedan for 2012 Azera that comes with Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture design language and more attractive look. This car includes high-quality interior materials, a capable powertrain and a cavernous rear seat. 2012 Hyundai Azera is a car-seat-friendly car as it contains plenty of space for two child-protection seats, and a broad, flat bottom seat pillow and easy to find Latch anchors help. The 2012 Azera is sold as the Grandeur in Hyundai’s home market. Hyundai is expecting that the redesign and overabundance of standard features facilitate it in getting recognition among the big front-drive players like the Buick LaCrosse, Ford Taurus, Lexus ES 350, Nissan Maxima, and Toyota Avalon.
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The 2012 Hyundai Azera comes with a unified, dynamic design, and a deeper level of detail in comparison to most other big sedans. It is also featured with nicely sculpted LED taillamps, side mirrors with build-in turn-signal indicators, and HID xenon headlamps. The Azera has the Lambda 3.3-liter V-6 in place of 3.8-liter V-6 engine. The engine of this car obtains direct-injection which united with a compression ratio bump that raises horsepower 33 for a total of 293 and offers torque up 22 lb-ft to 255. This car has developed in width and wheelbase but the roofline is almost an inch inferior. The 2012 Azera is well-equipped inside and outside, similar to its predecessor.
The 2012 Hyundai Azera gets Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture design language that was scene on the smaller Sonata and Elantra sedans previous to it. Now, this car’s wheelbase and width are in at 112.0 inches and 73.2 inches, respectively. The height of this car becomes inferior by 0.8 inches from the outgoing model with its coupe-like roofline. It also has LED stop/turn/side-repeater lamps, and 18-inch aluminum wheels. A panorama sunroof, xenon headlamps, 19-inch alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors, power for the tilt/telescoping wheel, power rear-window and manual rear side glass sunshades, an Infiniti Logic 7 12-speaker sound system with HD radio and front-seat cushion extenders are also added to the tech package.
Plenty of standard features such as a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity and Blue Link telematics, heated front and rear seats, leather, navigation, nine airbags, proximity key unlocking and starting, 10-way driver/eight-way passenger power seats, and dual climate control with rear-seat air vents are offered in this car. A panorama sunroof, power for the tilt/telescoping wheel, power rear-window and manual rear side glass sunshades, an Infiniti Logic 7 12-speaker sound system with HD radio, and front-seat cushion extenders are added in the tech package.
Performance & Handling:
You all know that a 3.3-liter V-6 is added to this car so the EPA highway mpg rating is on the top. Now, it is rated at 20/29 mpg city/highway. This car has a six-speed automatic engine that routes power to the front wheels. The chassis utilizes innovative Sachs Amplitude Selective Dampers that vary their damping rate according to the size of the bumps being crossed as it is soft on the little stuff, firming up as the wheel strokes more to offer a luxurious ride with sensible body motion control.
The 2012 Hyundai Azera contains nine airbags standard including dual front, front and rear side curtain airbags, front and rear seat-mounted side-impact and a driver’s knee airbag. This car also has an anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), electronic stability control (ESC), traction control system (TCS), and brake assist to provide maximum braking force. The security feature EBD mechanically adjusts braking force between front and back axles. The ESC and the Motor-Driven electric Power Steering system are controlled by vehicle stability management (VSM) system. As per Hyundai, head and neck injuries can be decreased by 2012 Azera as its new seat design does not contain active front head restraints.
The 2012 Hyundai Azera is available in eight colors like midnight blue pearl, bronze mist metallic, venetian red pearl, hyper silver metallic, smoke gray metallic, silver frost metallic, porcelain white pearl, and black onyx pearl. The starting price for this car is $32,000.