Last post on Dec 04, 2009 at 8:44 AM
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Hyundai Azera, Sedan
#12 of 38 Re: 2010 Azera? [allmet33]
Aug 20, 2009 (10:17 am)
I'm no expert, but from what I read there is a lot more difference between Hyundai and Kia vehicles. They really do not share that many components. Also, Hyundai only owns part of Kia, not the whole company.
Having the two split as you advise would only work if the same dealer sold both brands and right now that is not going to happen. Hyundai will not allow their dealers to sell Kia's and vice versa.
To make it today, the dealer needs to sell a full range of cars. That is why Chrysler and GM are consolidating dealerships. Also, why many Toyota dealers own the Lexus next door, Audi owns the VW next door, etc.
#13 of 38 Re: 2010 Azera? [carolinabob]
Aug 20, 2009 (11:00 am)
As of late there may be more differences between Kia & Hyundai vehicles with Kia going in their own direction, but for the longest time...they were the Korean Ford/Mercury. They probably wouldn't sell them on the same lots because the cars are so similar...don't you think? I mean...the Amanti is the mechanical twin to the Azera (it used to be the twin to the XG350). The Sonata's twin was the Optima...at one point, the interiors were almost identical.
I'm curious to see what differences the upcoming Kia VG will have in comparison to the Genesis.
#14 of 38 Re: 2010 Azera? [allmet33]
Aug 21, 2009 (9:48 am)
Amanti is not twin of Azera. For one, different suspensions. Interiors, instruments, audio, etc are different.
#15 of 38 Re: 2010 Azera? [carolinabob]
Aug 21, 2009 (10:01 am)
Dude...for real, stop being...nevermind. The Amanti and Azera are related mechanically speaking. The suspension isn't that much different than that of the Azera, the powerplant & transmission...are the same.
#16 of 38 Re: 2010 Azera? [allmet33]
Aug 21, 2009 (9:29 pm)
Allmet, as you understand it, is it certain there will be a U.S. version of this car sold as a Hyundai?
#17 of 38 Re: 2010 Azera? [tonycd]
Aug 24, 2009 (6:17 am)
tonycd...yes, absolutely...that is my understanding.
#18 of 38 Re: 2010 Azera? [tonycd]
Aug 24, 2009 (7:19 am)
I think we can be comfortably secure that a 2010 model would come. Infact, if you look at Hyundai's site, they show that a 2010 Veracruz is going to be available.
If a car like Veracruaz, which sold in far far fewer numbers than Azera, could survive, I don't see why Azera wouldn't.
I don't want to start another food fight here, but Hyundai wants to be known as a carmaker with a full lineup. So, they can't drop out of the entry-level lux dept so fast. It would leave a big big gap between Sonata & Genesis.
However, 2010 might be the last year for the current body style. Shots of new 2011 Sonata look stunning & I am sure those design cues would follow into 2011 Azera.
#19 of 38 Re: 2010 Azera? [allmet33]
Aug 25, 2009 (1:48 pm)
#20 of 38 Re: 2010 Azera? [tonycd]
Aug 25, 2009 (2:01 pm)
I would have to agree with wobbly_ears...the 2009 model year was a refresh over the '08. So it would most likely go into '10. With the Genesis receiving a refresh to make it look a little more like the Equus, the Azera would probably get something of a re-fresh so that it shares similarities with the Sonata. Just a guess on that though.
#21 of 38 body side moldings
Sep 02, 2009 (5:25 pm)
I am considering a used 2008 Azera, both front door body side moldings are open, looked like unfinished on the back end towards the door opening. Would both sides break or were these moldings replaced and cut to fit then not finished on the ends?