2015 Hyundai Azera facelift features and details

2015 Hyundai Azera 1 2015 Hyundai Azera facelift features and details

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The 2015 Hyundai Azera made quite an impression during its debut at the Miami International Auto Show. The ride is definitely a class apart from the sedans buts falls midway from the luxury brands. However, as a vehicle it packs the required spunk, and ensures a lovely ride.

The flight mechanics inspired exterior is quite light and long. The height is also low. The sleek and long roofline consists of a third window and tail lights that wrap around. The front fa├žade has a powerful look with winged chrome grille. In the 2015 model, the grille, along with the front and bumper fascia have undergone some changes in design. HID head lights coupled with LED fog lights add to the charm. The side appearance is complemented by 18-inch large diameter alloy wheels with multiple spokes.

The interior is amazing indeed. The instrument panel along with the flow through center stack creates a dual cockpit passenger space at the front. The fact that the door sill plates at the interior are illuminated is also to be noted. The interior is quite luxurious and consists of 45 inches of leg space and 40 inches of head room. Some other luxury equipments that are worthy of mention are panoramic sunroof(optional), power rear sun shade and manual side shades. The seating arrangement is of plush leather which along with the seat temperature adjustments account for the comfort factor.

The wheelbase is 112.0 inches. The length of the car is at 193.7 inches and the breadth is of 73.2 inches making it a perfect punch between the Sonata and Genesis models.

The Hyundai models always strive for weight efficiency. Needless to say, the Azera also takes into account this particular aspect. At about 3,684 pound, the Azera is quite light. This enables it to deliver great performance along with superior agility. Moreover, economic consumption of fuel comes along with. It runs at 20 mpg in city roads and 29 in smooth highway roads. Thus, the ratings are pretty decent.

The suspension features that the Azera is endowed with provide increased ride comfort and efficient handling. The 24 mm front stabilizer bar along with coil springs and MacPherson strut frontal suspensions are provided . These along with the multi link independent rear suspension enhance agility. Moreover, the Sachs Amplitude Selective Damper (ASD) is worthy of mention, since it allows greater flexibility and comfort when small bumps are encountered. The tires provided for the 18 inch wheels are 245/45R 1 8 whereas the 19 inch wheels come with 245/40R 1 9 tires.

Power is delivered by the classy Lambda II 3.3 liter, direct injected V6 engine. Thanks t this, the car boasts of a 293 Horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque. It also provides an amazing output f 88.4 horsepower per liter. The six speed automatic transmission system with the shiftronic manual mode makes the vehicle operate quite smoothly. The varied range of gear adjustments allow quick take off, strong passing and efficient cruising. Hence, reduction of emissions and pollutants are taken care of to some extent.

The priority on the safety quotient makes the Azera all the more appealing. Along with the blind spot detection and Rear cross traffic alert, that have become common in all the versions of Azera, there are also some additional features. The Lane change assist helps avoid more accidents and accounts for careful driving. It determines whether changing lanes will be safe by measuring the distance closing rate of another vehicle. This feature provides audible as well as visual alerting mechanisms in the respective side mirrors. In limited edition models, a unique feature called the Lane departure warning (LDW) is available which helps drivers to avoid unintentional departing from their lanes without using the turn signal. The Automatic high beam assist features, reduces the high beam glare by dimming the head lights falling on the oncoming vehicles. Also worthy of mention is the Forward collision warning (FCW), the function of which is to warn the driver in case of an impending collision so that he can take the required steps to avoid it. The Azera also consists of nine airbag at various positions at the rear as well as the front, including one for the drivers knee. Hence, optimum safety precautions are taken. The cutting edge braking technology consists of four wheel disc brakes, along with a braking assist and an Anti-lock braking system.

Another special feature worthy of mention is the Hyundai Blue Link which integrates safety and infotainment telematics system. Thus seamless connectivity is assured with superior technologu like remote start and climate control, stolen vehicle recovery, destination search facilitated by Google along with the feature for locking or unlocking doors using a remote. The one year complementary connected care includes some safety features like those of automatic collision notification, enhanced roadside assistance, maintenance alerts along with SOS emergency assistance.

Lastly coming to the multimedia and connectivity features, the Hyundai Azera scored good in this aspect also. The base model is endowed with a six inch audio display and six Mobis speakers whereas the sound system is upgraded to a 450 watt dimension in limited models. This includes XM satellite radio, HD radio, iPod/ USB connectivity feature and a superior navigation system. An auxiliary input jack is also present. The eight inch touch screen display is also a notable feature. Apart from these, some features that require some highlight are the power adjustable steering wheel, rear parking assistance and power folding side mirrors.


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