Hyundai Motor America has just announced the starting price for their completely refreshed version of Azera model. Namely, it is $32 000 for the extremely well-equipped Azera and $36 000 for the range-topping Azera with Technology Package. The new 2012 Hyundai Azera features as a standard: Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine technology, best-in-class combined fuel economy of 23 miles per gallon, 293 horsepower (215 kW), Blue Link telematics system, proximity key with push-button start, heated rear seats,18-inch alloy wheels, SACHS Amplitude Selective Dampers (ASD) for improved ride comfort without compromising handling. The all-new 2012 model of Azera bears Hyundai's Fluidic Sculpture design language. It is sleek and has sophisticated style that creates the illusion of constant motion. Azera is a representation of a modern approach to the traditional, large sedan segment by offering an advanced powertrain, bold design, premium features and class-leading safety features. Moreover, the 2012 Azera will be offered in just two simple equipment levels, which will go on sale in April this year.

2012 Hyundai Azera

The vehicle's standard premium features raise the bar for the large sedan segment. It features navigation with rearview backup camera, heated front and rear seats and LED headlight accents. The 2012Hyundai Azera offers excellent seating and comfort for all passengers with leather interior as a standard, power front passenger seats, optional rear side window, rear sunshade and ventilated front seats. The model offers as well best-in-class total interior volume and leads the segment in front head room and front leg room. To go further inot details, the new 2012 Hyundai Azera is powered by the new, more efficient Lambda II 3.3L Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®. The powertrain is rated at 293 horsepower (215 kW). More importantly, it delivers best-in-class fuel economy of 20 mpg city, 29 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined. The powertrain of the new sedan model also has an Active Eco system, which modifies engine and transmission control for improved fuel economy that translates into more than five percent improvement in real-world fuel economy.

Furthermore, there are also included premium technology features such as the standard Bluetooth hands-free phone system, and Hyundai's Blue Link telematics system which combines safety, service and infotainment. Hyundai also has included in the Azera best-in-class standard safety features, including nine airbags and impact-absorbing front seats. The Vehicle Stability Management system links safety features such as ESC, TCS, EBD, and Brake Assist to maximize their effectiveness in potential collision situations.

2012 Hyundai Azera Interior

The new 2012 Hyundai Azera MSRP is $32 000 (excluding transportation price). It includes the following standard equipment: 3.3L GDI DOHC V6 with 293 horsepower (215 kW), six-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC®, Active ECO system, 18-inch alloy wheels and tires (P245/45VR), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Traction Control System (TCS) and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) with Brake Assist, Impact-absorbing front seats, advanced front airbags, front and rear side airbags, side curtain airbags, and driver's knee airbag, tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), SACHS ASD suspension, Daytime Running Lights (DRL), automatic headlight control with delay off feature, front fog lights, integrated dual exhaust, chrome insert body side moldings and exterior door handles, heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators, solar control windshield and glass, proximity entry with push-button start, leather seating with heated front and rear seats, power driver seat and front passenger seat, manual tilt and telescopic steering column, leather steering wheel and shift knob, AM/FM/HD Radio/XM/CD/MP3 audio with iPod®/USB and auxiliary input jacks, dimension premium speakers with subwoofer and external amplifier, navigation system with touchscreen display, rearview backup camera, Blue Link Telematics, Dual Automatic Temperature Control, floor console-mounted rear vents, cruise control, Bluetooth hands-free phone system with phonebook transfer, electrochromic mirror with compass and HomeLink®, power windows with front auto up/down, interior door panels with bottle holders in all four doors.

The premium Technology Package has an MSRP price of $4 000 and it includes the following 19-inch alloy wheels and tires (P245/40VR), Panoramic Sunroof, HID Xenon headlights, power rear sunshade, manual side window sunshades, infinity premium speakers with subwoofer and external amplifier, power adjustable tilt and telescopic steering column, Integrated Memory System (IMS): Power driver's seat, exterior mirrors, and steering column, driver's seat cushion extension, ventilated front seats, rear parking assistance sensors, interior ambient lighting.

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Source: Hyundai