To bring Azera’s performance to the next level, we brought it to our California Proving Grounds. From the high-speed oval to the Belgian blocks to the torturous, twisting body flex course, it’s a tough place for a car. At each of our Hyundai America Technical Centers, we question and test every part and aspect of performance and push our vehicles to their limits. We have some of the most advanced vehicle testing facilities ever built, and we're not afraid to use them.
The Azera is one premium sedan that knows what to do with all of that fluid power when the road turns, or turns rough. Equipped with SACHS® Amplitude Selective Damping shock absorbers, it delivers a sophisticated handling response in a variety of driving situations and a smooth ride over road surfaces that aren’t smooth at all.
Getting the optimal mix of fuel and air into the combustion chamber is key to the science of engine tuning. It’s a simple goal that can get very complicated. But Hyundai takes advantage of Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) to inject the fuel directly into the combustion chamber. The result: high levels of both power and fuel economy.
A good measure of Azera’s innovative thinking starts under the hood. The 3.3L V6 engine creates an effortless flow of power and surprising fuel efficiency using advancements that include Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) and Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT).
Its impeccable tone and definition are the results of hundreds of Hyundai engineers and designers who worked around the clock. Their goal? A sleek appearance that’s as energetic as it is elegant.
With their jewel-like facets, Azera’s LED front accent lights plus available HID Xenon headlights and LED fog lights flank an elegantly curved redesigned grille, helping the driver see and be seen. In addition, high-efficiency LED tail lights minimize energy consumption and maximize Azera’s sense of style.
The available panoramic tilt-and-slide sunroof opens up Azera’s spacious interior to a world of natural light and expansive views. Its design makes the most of a satisfying driving experience and puts you closer to the environment.
Enjoy a class-exclusive feature that makes loading and unloading your Azera easier. This feature automatically opens the trunk when you stand within three feet behind the vehicle with the Proximity Key for more than three seconds. Unlike other vehicles, there’s no need to kick or shuffle your feet to engage.
It’s not just the Azera’s engine that will be music to your ears. The standard 550-watt Infinity® Logic 7 ® Surround Sound Audio System with 14 speakers includes HD Radio™ technology with multicasting. The smartphone/USB port and auxiliary input jacks make for great connections, as does the Bluetooth® hands-free phone system.
Rear-seat passengers have access to a range of available comfort and privacy features including a power rear window sunshade, manual rear side-window sunshades and standard second-row air vents. At the touch of a button, the power rear sunshade deploys to block out the sun, keeping the interior cool even in summer. When reverse is selected, it automatically retracts down to provide a clearer view behind the vehicle.
When the sun drops below the horizon, the mood in Azera’s cabin changes. Open the door and you’re greeted by the illuminated door sill plates. Once inside, Azera’s available interior lighting system adds a soft, ambient light that’s beautiful and welcoming.
Its extensive passive safety technology adds to the secure feeling that comes with driving the Azera. For protection in a collision, Azera’s nine-airbag safety system includes two front airbags, four front and rear side-impact airbags, two side-curtain airbags, and even a driver’s knee airbag.
Along with the rearview camera, Azera’s available rear parking sensors make backing up easier. Sensors in the rear bumper give you an audible warning that increases in frequency and tone as you get closer to objects it detects in the area behind your vehicle.
Using a forward-sensing camera, this available feature looks down the road to determine the closing speed of your vehicle in relation to the vehicle ahead and provides an audible and visual warning to alert the driver of a potential collision.
According to national insurance claims, over 25% of accidents happen while in reverse. When you put the Azera into reverse, the rearview image with parking guides is displayed on the Azera’s 8-inch touchscreen to help increase your vision and awareness.