With the launch of the new Hyundai Azera HG, Automotive concrete Chile Gildemeister complete renovation of its successful line of higher-volume sedans,Elantra, Sonata and Azera now.
The new Azera arrived in Chile at a price of $ 18,490,000, the fifth generation ofa model that corresponds to the best-selling luxury sedan from Hyundai worldwide, and now returns with new distinctions and safety and convenience features, plus a very graceful style, fluid and distinctive, mixing all the elegance of the model, but without losing those touches that have made him one of the favorite models worldwide in its segment.
“The new Hyundai Azera is a reflection of world-class technology and dedication to quality management that Hyundai is making in each of their vehicles. We are confident that the new Azera sedan will become the luxury segment leader. So,will meet any functional and emotional needs of our customers, “said AlbertoCosignani, division manager for Hyundai.
Thus, the new Azera (known in other markets Grandeur) reaches the market six years after its predecessor (called TG) released in May 2005. The Azera isunique for being the No. 1 large sedans in Korea, with cumulative sales of 1.25million units (980,000 nationally and 280,000 exported) from the launch in 1986 of its first version.
The new Azera is the result of three and a half years of work, testing, research and development and an investment of 450 billion won. The goal: create a totally different long sedan that harmonizes a sophisticated design that has a significant improvement in their performance and economic performance, and a world-class security and convenient features. The result of this project, code named HG is the new Hyundai Azera.
Hyundai’s designers followed the concept of “Glider Majestic” when they created the new style of the Azera, creating a look that evokes a powerful and elegant flight. Based on the above concept, the Azera’s exterior design is donewith a large and advanced style that harmoniously connects dynamic character lines with subtly eye-catching areas.
The design ”Majestic Planner” also moves into the Azera, where the center console, instrument panel and dashboard are all integrated in a single design, whose main attraction is that they remember the image of great expansivewings.
In addition, the new Azera Coupe projects a look, but even more, a refinedappearance, with a total length of 4.910 mm, a width of 1.860 mm and a height of 1.470 mm. For its part, has a long wheelbase of 2.845 mm-65mm longer than the previous version - delivering wider inside the class of the Azera, as well as better stability and a smoother ride.
Equipped with an automatic transmission 6-speed standard, the new Azeracomes with a powerful V6 DOHC Gasoline engine rendidor dual CVVT: the new Lambda II 3.0 MPI 24-valve 6-cylinder that delivers a maximum power of 247 HP at 6400 rpm and maximum torque of 28.8 kgm. at 5,000 rpm.
Thus, the new Azera land in Chile to become the industry leader in its segment.Standard incorporates several safety features, such as preventing accidentsbefore they occur. In fact, it maximizes the safety of passengers through an innovative chassis design that absorbs and distributes the energy of the collision through the new body of the Azera.
The new Azera with ESC (Electronic Stability Control), which is composed ofABS (antilock braking system), EBD (Electrical Distribution braking), BAS(Brake Assist System), TCS (Traction control ) and HAC (assist System to output on slopes). All of these elements, positions the new Azera within thehighest standards of active safety in the market. Additionally, it has EPB (Electric Parking Brake), which in turn allows the option of ”Auto Hold”.
A system of nine airbags - including a driver’s knee - is standard. The new Azera aims to minimize neck injuries from rear shocks product using a new system forthe structure of the seat back.
The Azera is separated itself from other large sedans with a number of distinctive features, including a large, panoramic sunroof, Nappa leather seats in first class, heated front seats, a high-quality interior trim, a seat power driver that can be adjusted in 12 directions and a smart key for a unique design.
Thus, bearing in mind that this is a first class new model, Hyundai expects to sell 100,000 units this year Azera 2011, 80,000 in the Korean market and another 20,000 in other markets worldwide. In 2012, when it plans to launch an increasein foreign markets, Hyundai plans to market 120,000 units worldwide.