ANGELES -- Hyundai
Motor America debuted its 2012 Azera sedan at the Los Angeles
Auto Show. It fits in between the midsize and the full-size car
segments. The new Azera is equipped with a 3.3-liter Lambda II
engine and six-speed automatic transmission. It produces 293 horsepower
and combined fuel economy of 23 mpg. The new model includes nine
standard airbags, 18-inch alloy wheels, Xenon headlights with
LED accents. It features a navigation system and rearview camera
standard on all models.
had the fourth press conference during the first day of the 2011
Los Angeles Auto Show. It took place in front of the automaker's
display inside the L.A. Convention Center's South Hall.
new Azera means new thinking and new possibilities to the midsize
segment," said John Krafcik, CEO of Hyundai Motor America.
"It's roomy, comfortable, safe and powerful. We give our
owners the peace of mind of Hyundai Assurance, the industry's
best warranty, the industry's only trade-in value guarantee and
24/7 roadside assistance. This is what our customers have come
to expect from Hyundai."
standard features of the Azera include leather interior with heated
front and rear seats, the Blue Link telematics platform and manual
side window sunshades. It also comes with a Bluetooth hands-free
phone system and ventilated front seats. Three months of XM Satellite
Radio is included.
years ago here at the L.A. Auto Show, the all-new Sonata and Tucson
ushered in a new era of Hyundai design," said Michael O'Brien,
vice president of corporate and product planning for Hyundai Motor
America. "Inside, Azera combines modern elegance, craftsmanship
and lots of space. Azera provides more total interior volume than
Avalon. Azera also includes standard features not available from
Link is a service that offers voice text messaging, web search
downloads, turn-by-turn navigation and monthly vehicle reporting.
It can be accessed from buttons on the rearview mirror, the internet
and with a smart phone.
2012 model is 193.3 inches long and 73.2 inches wide. It is longer
than the Sonata, but shorter than the Genesis. The new Azera offers
40.4 inches of front head room and 45.5 inches of from leg room.
is the Hyundai's seventh new model in the last 24 months. The
automaker is calling it the 24/7 version 2.0 product initiative.
more information on the 2012 Hyundai Azera, visit www.hyundaiusa.com/azera.