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#1 of 628 2008 azera. Why such a secret
Jul 11, 2007 (8:10 am)
As to when the y will be out. No one will give me a straight answer. With 07 inventory low, you would think soon.
#2 of 628 Re: 2008 azera. Why such a secret [oskidunker1]
Jul 11, 2007 (8:45 am)
07 was released at different times into US market.
Florida received 07's almost 3 months later than western and mid west states.
#3 of 628 Re: 2008 azera. Why such a secret [floridabob1]
Jul 11, 2007 (12:02 pm)
Who gets 'em first will then likely depend on the still unsold number of 2007s in a given area, with the 2008s going where there are few 2007s left over...
#4 of 628 Re: 2008 azera. Why such a secret [gamleged]
Jul 11, 2007 (1:36 pm)
I would be amazed if there IS an '08 Azera. US sales of '06 & '07's were / are pathetic. What a shame too for such an outstanding value vehicle.
Hyundai marketing did a lousy job, and the dealers in large part couldn't figure out what the car was / is in the lineup.
#5 of 628 Re: 2008 azera. Why such a secret [dborth]
Jul 11, 2007 (4:42 pm)
I was at my dealer this weekend. They only had one Azera on the lot and it was reduced because it was an '07. Salesman said the '08s would be in this week and to come back this weekend to test drive one. I don't know if that is true, but I don't have any reason to think it isn't. I was suprised because I had not heard anything about it.
#6 of 628 Re: 2008 azera. Why such a secret [dborth]
Jul 12, 2007 (12:15 pm)
Don't know what you are smoking dborth, but I have never seen more than three new Azeras on my dealer's lot at any one time and usually it is less. My dealer, Araphoe Hyundai in Denver, sells more Hyundais than another Colorado dealership and they are Hyundai only. The sales manager would be thrilled to have more to sell above their allocation. Remember the Azera in Korea is a Grandeur and there are frankly not that many available, built for the USA.
#7 of 628 Re: 2008 azera. Why such a secret [crazyma]
Jul 12, 2007 (3:49 pm)
I can't believe that your dealer is getting 08 Azeras next week.
I haven't heard that they are even in production yet.
Has anyone heard anything different?
#8 of 628 Re: 2008 azera. Why such a secret [jaymagic]
Jul 13, 2007 (12:28 am)
To jaymagic: In response to your question, Basic 100's in the flip top box. Beyond that, you obviously didn't read my post. I said "dealers in large part". I'll go over that real slow for you. Large part means "many", not "all". If Araphoe is an exception, bully for them and you. Additionally, we all know Azera here is a Grandeur there. "Lousy Hyundai Marketing" means there was a total failure to properly launch the US version to capture available market share. My post was associated with "2008 Azera", and using the '07 & '07 as examples, why would Korea bother with an '08? Have Arapahoe contact Ladin Linc/Merc/Hyundai in Thousand Oaks, CA. They had 9 on the lot 2 weeks ago.
#9 of 628 Re: 2008 azera. Why such a secret [dborth]
Jul 13, 2007 (8:08 am)
Speaking of basic, since when does one equal many??? Get a source for how many Azera's are produced versus number sold and then get back to us when you have any facts to share versus unsupported opinions.
#10 of 628 Upgrade to Azera's HP
Jul 13, 2007 (8:31 am)
Some info on the upcoming Genesis and the addition of the LG navigation option for the Veracruz, may foreshadow what is coming for the 08 Azera. Very little has been released on anything about the 08 Azera by Hyundai, including when. There have been no auto show announcements or showings yet, which says to me that its release is not imminent. I would expect something like a late October release.
I have read info that says that the 3.8L engine for the coming Genesis (Spring 2008) will be 290 hp. My guess is that Hyundai will want to keep the Azera on regular versus premium fuel, so I am guessing that the current Azera hp will be bumped to only around 275 hp.
With the addition of the LG Nav system, Bluetooth will be offered shortly on the Veracruz, so it makes sense that this will also be an option on the Azera for 08.