The new Hyundai Azera gets a starting price of $32,000 (excluding the $875 delivery and handling fee) in the United States with more than $6,500 over the previous model. Under the bonnet sits a 3.3-liter V6 engine offering 293 horsepower linked to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The company released fuel economy figures of 20mpg (city) and 29mpg (highway) which results into a combined fuel consumption of 23mpg.
“The all-new 2012 Azera has so many new standard features – that it is better equipped than the outgoing, fully-loaded, previous generation 2011 Azera Limited,” adds the South Korean car maker.
Standard features of the new Azera include 18-inch alloy wheels, chrome trim, front fog lights, daytime running lights, heated front and rear seats, a navigation system with touchscreen and much more.
An additional Technology Package brings new 19-inch alloys, a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats and also HID Xenon headlights. All these features can be ordered for an extra $4,000.
“More modern and youthful looking than its predecessor, the 2012 Azera is ready to defy traditional large sedan sales leaders such as Maxima, LaCrosse, Avalon and Taurus,” concludes Hyundai.