Hyundai has launched the new Azera sedan in South Korea. Known as the Grandeur in its home country, the model that made its debut is currently in its sixth generation. The Azera, which will be available with four engine options, would not be introduced in the North American automotive market for the time being.
Aesthetically, the Azera sedan comes equipped with the signature hexagonal grille flanked by LED headlamps and U shaped DRLs on either side. At the rear, the model receives an unique tail lamp setup bridged by a reflective strip with an integrated stop lamp, all underlined with a chrome strip. Also seen are the chrome tipped exhausts that are housed in the rear bumper. At either side, the Azera features prominent shoulder lines that are stretched all the way to the sweptback tail lights. The Azera rides on five split spoke alloy wheels.
On the inside, the Azera comes packed with features such as Nappa leather seats, wireless charging, a seven inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, powered tail-gate, panoramic sun-roof and memory function for the driver seat. Safety isn’t compromised either, for the Azera is equipped with Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Detection, Driver Attention Alert, Advanced Smart Cruise Control and Around View Monitor.
The 2017 Hyundai Azera, a.k.a. the Grandeur, will be available with four engine options to choose from – a 3.0-litre GDi and 2.4-litre GDi petrol units, a 2.2-litre diesel engine, along with a 3.0-litre LPi engine. The last one, which is an LPG powered engine, will be available only for fleet/car rental models. While the 3.0-litre GDi petrol engine and 2.2-litre diesel engine will come mated to a new eight speed automatic transmission, the 2.4 GDi petrol and 3.0-litre LPi engine will be paired to a six speed automatic transmission.
Following is an image gallery of the 2017 Hyundai Azera (click to expand):