Hyundai Azera is a South Korean mid-size luxury sedan. It was launched in 1986, and back then it was a full-size luxury sedan. Changes on the market forced it to be offered in mid-size sedan segment and the same will be with the 2015 Hyundai Azera that will again bring great features.
This model was the first luxury car made by Hyundai, since in the 80’s most of the South Korean luxury models were made by Daewoo. First model was named Hyundai Grandeur and it was basically a rebadged Mitsubishi Debonair. In first 2 generations Hyundai Azera was produced as a full size sedan, but when it shifted to 3rd generation it became the mid-size luxury sedan as we know it today.
While in South Korea this car is still labeled as Hyundai Grandeur it sold under few different name-plates around the world. In United States it is known as Hyundai Azera and it was the most luxurious vehicle sold by Hyundai in the US. It was also the flagship of the whole Hyundai line sold in the United States before Hyundai Genesis came. Since then it is slotted between Sonata and Genesis in the Hyundai line sold on American market.
Changes For 2015 Hyundai Azera
When it comes to comparing luxury sedans from Asia sold in United States, Hyundai Azera was always known to be little bit to conservative and shy with its exterior look. 2014 model year changed everything, and the big facelift brought more contemporary and slick lines to its profile. So now the funky exterior design is another reason to choose this relatively cheap luxury sedan. Since last year this is known to be one of the best looking luxury sedans on the market and the 2015 Hyundai Azera will continue this trend.
While some online reviewers compare Hyundai Azera with Lexus, others can’t get passed the bunch of hard plastic used in building Azera’s interior. This Hyundai model offers standard luxury comfort, it comes with leather upholstery, heated seats, ventilated front seats and plenty of leg and head room in both seat rows. In basic package it doesn’t offer much when it comes to hi tech. Some of its limited features are: automatic climate control, Bluetooth, 6 inch LCD display, USB ports etc. Users said that its applications and infotainment system comes with nice layout and it is very easy to use. When it comes to cargo area it offers very limited space, 16,3 cubic feet, which is far less than some other vehicles in its class, like Chevy Impala for example.
2015 Hyundai Azera Specs
Similar to 2014 model the 2015 Hyundai Azera will come with 3,3 litre V6. This engine that can deliver 293 horsepower is quite good but we need to say that some competitors offer even more power. This was also the biggest lack of last year’s model. We hope for some changes in performance segment, and that Hyundai is going to introduce a new engine for 2015 Azera. If that doesn’t happen it can at least increase its power while keeping it fuel consumption on lower level than before.
Price And Release Date
Price of this vehicle is known to be very modest since it was introduced to American market. Last year’s model could be bought for $31,000, which is very affordable for a luxury sedan. Depending on the changes Hyundai decides to do on its 2015 Hyundai Azera, the price can stay almost the same or go up slightly. If Azera receives a new engine, price will be changed. Release date of 2015 Hyundai Azera is still unknown but expectations are high so we do expect to see it before the end of the summer or at the start of the fall.