Introduced at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show the 2012 Hyundai Azera , features a more powerful Lambda II 3.3 liter GDI engine, 6-speed transmission, combined fuel economy of 23 miles per gallon and a range of advanced safety equipment. The new Hyundai Azera is the 5th vehicle to adopt the brand’s signature Fluidic design language after Tucson, Elantra and Sonata.
The exterior of the 2012Hyundai Azera is long, light and low. The unique, undulating beltline allows for a long, sleek roofline accented by the third window and wraparound LED taillights. A monoform side profile includes flowing lines. The face is masculine with a large powerful chrome grille and HID headlamps that integrate precise details. The stance is completed by available 19-inch multi-spoke wheels. The Hyundai Azera rides on a 112-inch wheelbase, with an overall length of 193.3 inches and width of 73.2 inches. These exterior dimensions optimally size Azera between the Sonata and Genesis models. Available color palette for the 2012 Hyundai Azera including Black Onyx Pearl, Porcelain White Pearl, Silver Frost Metallic, Smoke Gray Metallic, Hyper Silver Metallic, Venetian Red Pearl, Bronze Mist Metallic and Midnight Blue Pearl. Interior color choices are Camel, Graphite Black and Chestnut Brown.
Powered the Hyundai Azera is the Lambda II 3.3-liter GDI engine produces output 88.8 hp of power per liter, while having the smallest displacement V6 in the segment. It also features all-aluminum construction, 4 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 2012 Hyundai Azera are 20 mpg city / 29 mpg highway / 23 mpg combined. The engine is mated to Hyundai’s six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual control.
The 2012Hyundai Azera is fitted with a MacPherson strut front suspension, coil springs and a 24 mm diameter front stabilizer bar. The sophisticated multi-link independent rear suspension enables precise geometry for a premium ride and engaging handling prowess. The capabilities of the advanced suspension are maximized through Sachs Amplitude Selective Dampers (ASD), allowing tuning flexibility at smaller damper displacements.