Hyundai Azera Get New Colors and Slight Update For 2017

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Presented in 2011, Hyundai Azera of the fifth generation, located between the medium-sized Sonata and premium Genesis G80, was updated for the 2017 model year. And, as always, it can boast of many functions in the standard configuration for a relatively low price.

The new model year brought the model several new body colors, including Nocturne Black, Hyper White and Ion Silver. And also Moroccan Pearl, Venetian Red Pearl and Pewter Gray Metallic.

Design Changes

A review of the updated Henday Azera can begin with an evolved design and the most thoughtful interior. To begin with, the developers have seriously worked on the appearance of the sixth generation Grandeur, completely depriving it of its characteristic Asian features.

At the first acquaintance with the novelty, the similarity of the sedan with the early model Genesis G80 rushes into the eyes, but unlike the flagship, Azera (the European name is Hyundai Grandeur) has its own characteristics and more massive dimensions.

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The Azera of 2017 model year features trapezoidal cascade radiator grille, the company’s logo on its chrome background. As the design department states, so they open a new era of Korean sedans, in the presence of which there will be characteristic details favorably distinguishing Hyundai from a similar product.

Today, the manufacturer’s philosophy has become more understandable and open to the buyer, now the appearance of the sedan corresponds to the European restrained style, and as the producer reports, in the course of this further development of the brand will take place.

Serious changes have occurred with the body of the novelty, which tracks additional streamlining and elegant outlines, while retaining the characteristic swollen wheel arches, relief pattern on the wings and doors, alluding to the genetic belonging to the Hyundai family. Cardinally new will be: bonnet cover with a distinctive relief pattern, more massive forage, “grown up” panoramic windshield, and an expanded spectrum of LED optics including DRL, headlights and fog lights. Also impressive and the rear lights with a functional lintel on the trunk.

New Equipment and Options

2017 Hyundai Azera is equipped with a 550-watt amplifier with 14 speakers of the Infinity Logic 7 audio system, an 8-inch infotainment system with satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, front leather seats with heating and ventilation, and a number of security systems, including Monitoring of blind zones and notification of back cross traffic.

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Among the options that are worth mentioning are xenon headlights with automatic high-beam switching, LED fog lights, lane departure warning system, frontal collision warning, electric parking brake, cruise control, stop/start technology and a large panoramic sunroof on Roof.

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Hyundai Azera also has a fully independent MacPherson suspension, a front stabilizer with a diameter of 24 mm, a multi-link rear suspension with Advanced Sachs dampers with selective damping Amplitude Selective Dampers (ASD).

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Under the hood, everything remained unchanged. The same 3.3-liter V6 gasoline engine with direct fuel injection, variable valve timing and jet cooling of pistons, developing 293 hp of power and 254 ft lb of torque. Coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission, it consumes 20/28/23 mpg when operated in the city, on the highway and in a combined mode, respectively.

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Summary

Elegant full-size Hyundai sedan will be aimed to take place in higher class, providing a lot more features for driver and passengers.

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