The pricing information for Hyundai’s totally redesigned 2012 Azera has been announced. The well-equipped Azera has a starting price of $32,000 while the top-of-the-line Azera with Technology Package is priced at $36,000. The all-new 2012 Azera offers a ton of standard features that are better than those used on the fully loaded 2011 Azera Limited.
The second-generation Azera is a bold version of Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture design language. It has a sleek, sophisticated style that offers the illusion of constant motion. Azera stands for a modern approach to the traditional, large sedan segment by providing an advanced powertrain, bold design, premium features and top-of-the-class safety features.
The 2012 Azera is available with just two simple equipment levels. The 2012 Azera will start selling in April. Powering the 2012 Azera is a new, more efficient Lambda II 3.3L Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine, partnered to a 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC.
The powertrain has a rating of 293hp, while it offers best-in-class fuel economy of 20 mpg city, 29 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined. In addition, Azera’s powertrain has an Active Eco system, which modifies engine and transmission control for enhanced fuel economy that results to a more than 5% improvement in real-world fuel economy.
When it comes to technology, this premium sedan comes with the standard Bluetooth hands-free phone system and Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics system, which offers safety, service and infotainment. The new Azera also highlights Hyundai’s commitment to safety. It offers best-in-class standard safety features such as nine airbags and impact-absorbing front seats. The Vehicle Stability Management system combines safety features like the ESC, TCS, EBD, and Brake Assist to optimize their effectiveness in the event of collisions.
Technology Package ($4,000 MSRP): 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.