All New 5G GRANDEUR(HG), AZERA 2012 promo & making of film(Behind the scenes)
Hyundai Takes Wraps Off 2012 Grandeur (Azera)
Back in November, Hyundai revealed a sketch of its upcoming 2012 Grandeur,
known as the Azera in the U.S. Now, we can bring you the first look of the
real thing thanks to a Hyundai promotional video and prelaunch site.
Rather unsurprisingly given Hyundai's recent design sketches, the
production 2012 Hyundai Grandeur is a dead-ringer for the sketches revealed
in November. And this is no bad thing as the Grandeur renderings were
rather striking, giving the Grandeur/Azera an upscale look befitting a car
far above the current Azera's starting price of just over $25,000.
The only notable changes we see are a slight redesign of the grille, toning
the styling down by making the edges slightly softer and the taillights.
Changes to the taillights are extremely minimal as the central portion is
now clear with wraparound brake lights rather than a u-shaped, clear,
central insert sandwiched by red brake lights.
In the video, Hyundai also reveals the interior for the first time, showing
what looks to be an extremely upscale cabin. We'll have to wait and see it
in person for ourselves to make a final judgment on materials, but given
our experiences with the new Sonata, we have high hopes.
Although the car shown here is technically the Korean market Grandeur, it
should be nearly identical to the U.S.-spec Azera. We'll reportedly see the
new Azera at the Chicago Auto Show in February. We're also curious about
exactly how Hyundai will position the Azera between the Sonata and Genesis
New 2012 Hyundai Azera Design
If you're into plus-size models, then you're sure to appreciate the the
all-new Hyundai Azera. Looking like a curvy Sonata but with some more meat
on its bones, the Azera is all-new for 2012 and sports a more powerful
3.3-liter V6 engine making 293-hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. Using a
six-speed automatic transmission Hyundai boasts it can achieve 20-mpg in
the city and 29-mpg highway for a combined 23-mpg rating, which matches the
Acura TL and Toyota Avalon and tops all other rivals (if you don't include
the rear-drive Chrysler 300). Hyundai also touts the car's power-to-weight
ratio, at just 3,600 lbs it's quite light for a full size car and weighs
200 lbs less than a Buick LaCross and 400 less than a Taurus.
Back to the car's design, along with a large chrome grille it gets plenty
of chrome detailing (perhaps too much), as well as LED taillights and
accent lighting, integrated Exhaust
tips and 18-inch wheels standard (19s are optional).
Fitting between the Sonata and rear-drive Genesis Sedan in the Hyundai
lineup, few might remember the old Azera but that's likely to change now.
It stretches 193.3-inches and is 73.2 inches wide. (For perspective, that's
5-inches shorter and one inch less wide than a Chrysler 300). With all that
size, the Azera boasts more front headroom and legroom than any of its
Perhaps the Azera's best selling feature is its extensive list of standard
equipment. Included on even base models is leather, dual automatic climate
control, a 7-inch display screen with navigation and a back-up camera, a
power driver's seat, proximity key, nine airbags, second row air vents, a
cooled glove box, plus heated front and rear seats. Those looking for all
the goodies can upgrade to the Tech Package with 19-inch wheels, a
panoramic sunroof, HID lights, a power rear sunshade and manual side rear
shades, a 12-speaker 550-watt Infiniti audio system, a power tilt and
telescopic steering column, an extendable driver's seat cushion, vented
front seats and rear parking sensors.
2015 Hyundai Sonata Test Drive ( LF Sonata 0-100km/h)
2.0 Liter 7th Generation Sonata CVVL test drive
full of safety & comfort features - LDWS, BSD, Advanced SCCS, Advanced
SPAS, heating & cooling seats(Front only), Cornering Lamps(Static Banding
lights), Front LED positioning lamps, Rear LED Combi lamps
Fuel Consumption test (Highway), 0-100km/h
2012 Hyundai Azera Test Drive & Car Review
http://www.autobytel.com/hyundai/azera/ The 2012 Hyundai Azera is premium a
Full-Sized front wheel drive family sedan. The Azera may be one of the
lesser known vehicles in the Hyundai stable, but for 2012 this car has been
totally redesigned both inside and out. The 2012 Hyundai Azera not only has
the most horsepower in its class, but
it also has the most interior space. The Azera may be one of the best kept
secrets in the entire automotive industry. With a base price of $32,000 the
Azera is priced in between the smaller Hyundai Sonata and the luxurious
Hyundai Genesis sedan.
The 2012 Hyundai Azera is powered by a new breed of engine called GDI. This
gas direct injected motor is a 3.3 liter V-6 engine that produces 293 horsepower and 255
lb-ft. of torque which is the best in class. The 6-speed transmission is
pretty efficient and allows the Azera to reach a fuel economy rating of 20
MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway.
On the outside the new Azera features Hyundai's Fluidic Design which can be
seen on other vehicles like the Sonata and Accent. In fact the Azera looks
like a full sized version of the Accent. HID Xenon headlights are standard
and LED accents add to the appeal of this car. There is a great panoramic
sunroof as an addition feature. Out back a set of oval looking integrated
chrome Exhaust tips perfect compliment
the rest of the car. A set of optional 19-inch hyper silver alloy wheels
add to both the Azera's physical appeal as well as its handling
The 2012 Hyundai Azera features all the amenities you need in a full-sized
family car. There are driver controls mounted on the steering wheel, a
touch screen navigation system, push-button start, Bluetooth, and more. But
the real kicker is the level of comfort. There are various premium seating
options available. The seats are heated, ventilated, and adjustable.
Combine that with the largest amount of interior room and you have one very
comfortable sedan. Some of the other vehicles the Azera is up against are
the Buick LaCrosse, Toyota Avalon, Nissan Maxima, and Ford Taurus. The
Hyundai Azera provides room, comfort, and good fuel economy. What more
could you ask for?
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► 2012 Hyundai Azera [driving scenes]
Hyundai Motor America today introduced the all-new Azera in a North
American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Azera is the fifth vehicle to
adopt the company's signature Fluidic Sculpture design language.Tucson,
Accent, Elantra, Sonata and Azera now all have a modern, sleek,
sophisticated style, creating the illusion of constant motion. This
flagship Fluidic Sculpture sedan also features a more powerful Lambda II
3.3-liter GDI engine, six-speed transmission, best-in-class combined fuel
economy of 23 miles per gallon and a wide range of advanced safety
The Lambda II 3.3-liter GDI engine is the heart of the 2012 Azera. It
produces a best-in-class specific output of 88.8 horsepower per liter, while
having the smallest displacement V6 in the segment. This engine has a
high-pressure direct injection system (over 2,200 psi), which dramatically
increases power and torque, while reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
This system eliminates the need for a large displacement V6 engine and
increases the compression ratio from 10.4 to 11.5 for greater thermal
efficiency and output. It 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) for a broad power spread. A
three-stage Variable Intake System (VIS) further broadens its power curve
to improve the vehicle's off-the-line acceleration and passing performance.
EPA fuel economy estimates for the Azera are 20 mpg city / 29 mpg highway /
23 mpg combined.