2016 Hyundai Azera release date, redesign, price – The Azera was one of the best selling Hyundai models on the US market but since the Genesis was introduced back in 2008, these sales dropped considerably. However, because there are quite a few full size sedans on the market, Hyundai just had to keep the model alive in order to compete with the other manufacturers and we have to say that despite the fact it isn’t all that sophisticated as the Genesis, it is certainly a car worth to look at. The new Hyundai Azera 2016 is likely going to be an all-new model, especially considering the car has been on the market since 2010 without any major changes made to it.
2016 Hyundai Azera release date and price
Just like before, it will continue to use a front wheel drive platform which is a bit of a disappointment but it should allow Hyundai to keep costs down. The 2016 Hyundai Azera release date should be some time in the late 2015 or early 2016 while the car should be ready to hit the market by the mid of 2016. Its price will remain unchanged, so expect to pay around $34,900 for a base model, a good price considering what it has to offer in the base trim level.
2016 Hyundai Azera redesign
On the interior, the 2016 Hyundai Azera will most certainly get a complete overhaul, especially considering that the previous model was not as appreciated as Hyundai hoped. As standard it will likely receive an all new instrument cluster with one or two LCD screens, a new 8 inch navigation and infotainment system, standard leather upholstery with heated and this time cooled seats also as well as a premium audio system. Besides that, the car should be more composed as well as it will likely be much better to drive with the help of a new suspension system and much better brakes than before.
Its exterior will also change, but to what extent we don’t know so far. However, it is likely going to receive a design inspired by that of the Genesis, especially considering the fact it has been criticized to look too much like the Toyota Avalon.
New Hyundai Azera 2016 specs
Engine wise the new Hyundai Azera 2016 will likely stick to the current 3.3-liter V6 engine which is both fuel efficient as well as powerful enough for a car like this. It might see minor improvements to around 300 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque and it should also get a minor boost in fuel economy to around 25 to 26 MPG on average, thus becoming the most fuel efficient V6 in its class. This will be achieved with a new direct injection system as well as a 6-speed automatic with a slightly different software that will allow for Eco driving