2012 Hyundai Azera release date set for November 2011
All-new 2012 Hyundai Azera to make its official U.S. public premiere at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show in November!
Hyundai Motor America’s CEO, John Krafcik, revealed today that the carmaker plans to unveil its all-new Azera near-luxury sedan in November. Also known as Hyundai Grandeur in South Korea, the 2012 Hyundai Azera is slated to make its first public appearance at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show, which kicks off on November 16.
According to Krafcik, Hyundai engineers are currently working on ride and handling tuning, while the car has been in the final phase of pre-production testing. The new model will arrive at Hyundai dealerships as a 2012 model and will go on sale shortly after its public L.A. premiere.
Positioned in-between the hot-selling Sonata mid-size sedan and the 2012 Genesis luxury sedan, the 2012 Azera utilizes front-wheel-drive architecture. Under the hood, the 2012 Azera is expected to feature a 3.3L GDI V6 engine. Those who have seen the car already say the engine will produce more than 300 horsepower. Mated to the direct-injected V6 engine will be the carmaker’s in-house developed 6-speed automatic transmission.
More details about the new Azera are expected to hit the web closer to the car’s official November 2011 launch. Stay tuned!