2015 Hyundai Azera Facelift introduced at 2014 Miami Auto Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 8, 2014

Instead of the bigger LA Auto Show, Hyundai chose the 2014 Miami Auto Show to unveil its facelifted 2015 Azera. According to the manufacturer, the 2015 Azera Facelift arrives with restyled front grille, bumper fascia and a rear bumper, while the Limited model gets new LED fog lights. Moreover, the Limited model receives features from the Limited model Premium Package as standard, including the safety features.

Moreover, the 2015 Azera gets standard Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic alert and Lane Change Assist, illuminated door sill plates, hands-free Smart Trunk opener, a new center stack design and an 8-inch color LCD navigation display.

The 3.3-liter Lambda II direct-injected V6 petrol engine produces 293 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. Other features on the 2015 Azera include the next-generation Blue Link system, which includes the Vehicle Safeguards Alerts In-Vehicle App.

The app is the perfect guard for parents who want to coach teen drivers by monitoring their vehicle’s speed, hours of operation and movements via text message or e-mail, or both.

Hyundai Azera has 193.3-inches overall length, 73.2-inches width and sits on a 112-inch wheelbase. These impressive dimensions bring the new Azera on the same level with the Genesis and Sonata in terms of size. In fact, this new model has the most ample legroom and also the most generous front headspace in its class.

Hyundai’s world-class weight efficiency programme aims to deliver exceptional fuel consumption and performance for all its vehicles. Weighing 3,605lbs, the new Azera is impressively lighter than the Ford Taurus and the Buick LaCrosse by 400lbs and 200lbs, respectively. This cut down on weight give Hyundai Azera an edge where fuel efficiency, agility and performance matter.

The Hyundai Azera’s front is equipped with a 24mm diameter stabilizer bar, coil springs and MacPherson strut suspension. At the same time, the advanced independent multi-link rear suspension is also there to deliver superior handling and optimum riding experience.

The outstanding capabilities of both suspensions are further optimised through the use of ASD (or Sachs Amplitude Selective Dampers). This suspension delivers excellent road surface grip, enhanced driving comfort, better handling and improved body on wheel control.

Azera also comes with the standard 18-inch hyper silver alloy wheels and is fitted with a set of 245/45R18 tyres. Optionally available is the 245/40R19 for the 19-inch set of wheels.

One of Hyundai’s assurances is safety, which is why the new Azera is equipped with an impressive suite of safety features. The seat system for one is developed to reduce impact and is also designed to reduce the risk of neck and head injuries by at least 17%. Hyundai has optimised the back support’s structure to be highly absorbent of shock since this is where people spend most of their time while on board the vehicle.

Press Release

The 2015 Hyundai Azera Makes Its North American Debut At The Miami International Auto Show

Hyundai Motor America introduced the 2015 Hyundai Azera in a North American debut at the 44th annual Miami International Auto Show today. The Azera will be showcased front and center starting November 7, 2014 where media member and public alike can catch a glimpse of Hyundai's latest installment of new thinking and new possibilities.

The new Azera now comes equipped with standard Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic alert and Lane Change Assist, a segment-first safety feature. Other new standard features include illuminated door sill plates, a hands-free Smart Trunk opener, an eight-inch color LCD navigation display, and a new center stack design.

On the exterior, new LED fog lights have been added to the Limited model, and the standard 18-inch alloy wheels have been redesigned. The front grille, bumper fascia, and rear bumper fascia have also been restyled, improving appearance from virtually every angle. The Limited model now also receives features from the 2014 Azera Limited model Premium package as standard equipment, along with all-new safety features.

Under the hood, the sophisticated Lambda II 3.3-liter direct-injected V6 engine motivates the Azera. It produces best-in-class specific output of 88.8 horsepower per liter, while also boasting the smallest displacement V6 in its class. The engine's high-pressure direct injection system (over 2,200 psi), increases power and torque (293 HP and 255 lb-ft), while simultaneously reducing fuel consumption and emissions.

The 2015 Hyundai Azera is also equipped with the next generation Blue Link system which includes the Vehicle Safeguards Alerts In-Vehicle App. This app allows parents to coach teen drivers by monitoring their Hyundai's speed, hours of operation and movements via text message, e-mail or both. The brilliance of the in-vehicle app is now these alerts can be set and modified from inside the vehicle.

The new Azera continues to offer superior level of comfort and quietness, along with advanced standard safety technologies. It represents a state-of-the-art approach to the traditional premium sedan segment by also delivering a powerful yet efficient powertrain, modern design, and luxury features combined with Hyundai's consistently strong value proposition.

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