Road Test: 2012 Hyundai Azera

MotorWeek road test review of the 2012 Hyundai Azera. Hyundai is clearly not satisfied with being a major player in just the small and mid-size car and crossover ranks. They've also had success luxury segments with cars like Genesis and Equus. But, one area where success has eluded them is in the large family sedan. They've tried with the XG300 in 2001 and Azera starting in 2006. Still, sales were disappointing. But, Hyundai never says never, and for 2012 the Azera is all-new. So let's see if this time their efforts pay off big.

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► 2012 Hyundai Azera [design]
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