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More details on 2012 Hyundai Azera

By SYF77 on 11 Dec 2010

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The South Korean automaker has been dropping new information and pictures on its mid-size sedan that will take its place between the Sonata and the Genesis. This time we have details on the engine options for the Korea domestic market version, which will continue to use the Grandeur nameplate.

In South Korea, the Azera will be offered with a choice of two naturally aspirated engines, both featuring direct-injection technology. The base model will be powered by the same 2.4-liter GDI four-cylinder gasoline unit found on the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima, while the flagship version will be motivated by a 3.0-liter GDi V6 delivering 270HP and 31.6 kg/m of peak torque. The company states on the official brochure that the four-cylinder model will return an average fuel consumption of 12.8 km/lt while the V6 will deliver 11.6 km/lt.

The new Azera shares the same design language as the Sonata with its sloping roof line. However, the front grill seems more proportional on the Azera than the Sonata (a bit oversized). Similarly, the cockpit of the Azera looks like an enlarged version of the Sonata’s.

Hyundai has not made any announcements regarding the powertrain options for the other markets. The 276 bhp 2.0 turbo powerplant (found in the Sonata) would be an interesting option if available. The Azera may get its North American debut at the New York Auto Show next April.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Jamesc Dec 11 2010 10:32 PM
Looks just like the i45. biggrin.gif
Proton_neutron Dec 12 2010 08:59 PM
a Hybrid in design between the Kia K7 and Hyundai i45....

and hopefully they've retained the upmarket interior build quality as well (which isn't seen on the i45 sadly enough, probably due to cost cutting measures)....
Ivtecody Dec 15 2010 08:31 AM
There was a Genesis coupe on display as well!How come no comments or pics of it?
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