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#1 of 38 2010 Azera?
Jun 25, 2009 (8:20 am)
I've seen discussions on here and elsewhere where people seem to think that Hyundai may discontinue the Azera. This is the only reason I haven't bought one yet (I'm expecting that if they are discontinued that the price will fall). Last night I visited (again) Hyundaiusa.com and noticed that the "build your own" feature works for all models except the Azera. Has anyone else had this experience?
#2 of 38 Re: 2010 Azera? [snax]
Jun 25, 2009 (10:12 am)
There's no reason to believe that. You should register with the Hyundai Think Tank and you'll learn of new and exciting things that lie in wait for Hyundai. The Azera is indeed going to remain in the Hyundai stable. From what I've read before, the Azera will be the first car to get the new 6-speed Hyundai-made transmission and then it will find its way into the Sonata, Veracruz, Santa Fe and possibly the V-6 Genesis.
This should be interesting, I was browsing around and came across this new concept vehicle for Kia codenamed VG. If you don't see the Azera/Genesis lines in it...you're ether in denial or blind. Maybe this should be some indication of the direction of the future Azera as well.
#3 of 38 Re: 2010 Azera? [allmet33]
Jun 25, 2009 (7:28 pm)
Allmet, you'd better tell us about it yourself. I just got rejected for access to the Hyundai Think Tank based on my age and occupation alone.
By the way, the new Amanti has been widely showcased on other websites, including interior shots. I'm just not sure if it will come to America only as a Kia because of the Genesis sedan. Whaddaya know?
#4 of 38 Re: 2010 Azera? [tonycd]
Jun 26, 2009 (6:55 am)
Funny thing...I was able to register, but I haven't had the time to sign on during one of their sessions. There's a couple of posters that have and they put some good info on here. Try registering again, change your age and occupation and see if it lets you in. I'm 38 & and IT Specialist and I had no problems registering.
Kia will have it's own flag ship as Kia has been working to branch off from Hyundai in terms of design and styling. I think Kia's market will be the hip younger crowd.
#5 of 38 Re: 2010 Azera? [allmet33]
Jun 26, 2009 (1:00 pm)
Where did you guys to go to sign-up? Google (Bing for me) turned up http://hyundaithinktank.com and I didn't see a place there to sign up.
#6 of 38 Re: 2010 Azera? [allmet33]
Jun 26, 2009 (2:17 pm)
Shut out again: "Sorry, but you have already taken qualification once."
#7 of 38 Re: 2010 Azera? [tonycd]
Jun 28, 2009 (7:59 am)
Apparently Hyundai does not want to hear from you if you are over 50, retired or do not have a "professional" job with high income. I have heard that many people who got in actually falsified their information which means their "population" is not what they think it is.
#8 of 38 Re: 2010 Azera? [carolinabob]
Jun 28, 2009 (1:48 pm)
Oh well. Like Groucho, I'm probably better served not to be in a club that would have someone like me as a member.
#9 of 38 Re: 2010 Azera? [carolinabob]
Jun 30, 2009 (6:59 pm)
Yep, old and retired evidently means you're best suited for euthanasia, as far as this Asia-n company believes!...
#10 of 38 Re: 2010 Azera? [allmet33]
Aug 06, 2009 (12:50 pm)
My feeling is that Hyundai/Kia are aligning to become the Lexis/Toyota
of South Korea with Hyundai the Lexis class and Kia the Toyo competitor.
The Kia Optimia has the same dimensions as the Camry. I saw a new one the
other day in Maroon and it was a sharp looking car.