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#1 of 57 2011 Hyundai Azera
Jan 01, 2010 (3:02 am)
According to a Dec 30, 2009 post on the Hyundai Think Tank Azera Owners General Discussion Board by HMA Michael whose profile says he is the product manager of the Sonata, Azera, and Genesis:
"Hyundai will have a facelift freshening for the 2011MY Azera due out in 2nd quarter 2010. There will be more information on this refreshed model during the first couple of months of 2010...."
Happy New Year everyone!
#2 of 57 Re: 2011 Hyundai Azera [rhduke00]
Jan 01, 2010 (6:18 am)
Here is some additional info. Note the last line or two about the Azera.
Hyundai USA CEO John K gave a live chat session last night with HyundaiThinkTank.com members. Here are some of the highlights:
- Confirmed next-gen Genesis platform will have AWD option
- Hyundai is considering a smaller Genesis sedan to slot beneath the current one
- Considering a “Genesis” SUV or CUV (not Veracruz)
- Genesis design language will continue to be both “classic and athletic”
- Seperate “Genesis” sales channel is still being researched
- Equus final name for the US still hasn’t been decided
- They are considering a unique “concierge” type service for potential Equus buyers.
- Next-gen Azera design has recently been finalized. John says it looks “hot” and will run circles around the new Taurus SHO and Nissan Maxima.
- Next-gen Azera features Hyundai’s new “fluidic sculpture” design language
#3 of 57 pictures??
Jan 03, 2010 (10:43 pm)
is there a link or any pictures of the new Azera? or possibly other new Hyundai's that we haven't seen?
#4 of 57 Re: 2011 Hyundai Azera [tenpin288]
Jan 05, 2010 (10:53 am)
I believe the "Next-gen Azera design" that the Hyundai USA CEO referred to is not for the 2011 MY. I think that the 2011 MY will just be a refresh and facelift and released second quarter of 2010. The new fully redesigned Azera may indeed be released in 2011 but will be for the 2012 MY. The 2011 MY refreshed Azera will probably look alot like the 2010 Grandeur.
I also believe that the above link's assertion that "...most likely Hyundai will discontinue to offer the model in the States until it gets fully redesigned in 2011." is wrong because it conflicts with what the Azera product manager posted in a Hyundai Think Tank blog.
#6 of 57 Re: News About Hyundai [SilverBullet00]
Jan 08, 2010 (3:59 am)
Page is gone....... dang, that was fast!!
#7 of 57 Re: 2011 Hyundai Azera [rhduke00]
Jan 27, 2010 (3:35 pm)
I own a 2006 Azera..was told very recently that the Azera was to be discontinued
I live in Canada....is the Azera still going to be available in the U.S. and /or
Korea or is it disc'd in ALL countries. I wrote to Hyundai to thank them for
taking $$ from my pocket on trade-in value by discontinuing the Azera in Canada
ie no 2010 model....the jerks! ??????
Also trying to contact KSPEC in Korea..David..re BUSHINGS..no success by
e-mail or phone. Do you or your friends know how to get in touch with KSPEC??
#8 of 57 Re: 2011 Hyundai Azera [tenpin288]
Jan 27, 2010 (4:02 pm)
Apparently Hyundai is bringing in to the US, the Equus, which is built on a streched
Genesis platform...or is the Genesis built on a shorter Equss platform?
Anyway the Equus sells on Korea for apprx 80 to 90 thousand dollars.
Why ,I wonder is this companydoing this instead of developing the Gensis with, ie
direct injection, AWD,more add on accessories to truly compete with the ???
Hyundai seems determined to get into the luxury market. The Azera was marketed
as an entry level luxury car, stupidly marketed against the BMW and the LEXUS...
which it aint. Had they, in Canada had the electoluminescent instrument gauges
etc, turn signals on the exterior mirrors, and the simulated wood and leather steering , I am sure they could have marketed it successfully against the Buick
and Lincoln..but to repeat it aint a Lexus. It took years for the Lexus to get the cache it has now.
Now Hyundai is going to flog another luxury car? in North America.
Why dont they finish one project before starting yet another? ie develop a truly
great Genesis...but no, here comes another luxury car , and apparently a smaller
Gensis...what is this company thinking..throw everything against the wall and hope
something sticks in the luxury area. Okay yes the Sonata is a great success but
to DISCONTINUE THE AZERA in Canada after only 4 years with lousy marketing,
poorly presented vehicle in this country....yes it is a GREAT CAR, but still
not presented properly against it competition..no wonder sales were slow.
Im not sure Hyundai really knows what its doing!
#9 of 57 Re: 2011 Hyundai Azera [alymac]
Jan 27, 2010 (4:59 pm)
It has not been discontinued in the US. Azera 2010s are on US dealer lots and you can build one at hyundaiusa.com. However, I see that at hyundaicanada.com, you can't. As I stated in an earlier post the Hyundai USA Azera project manager stated on a Hyundai Think Tank forum that Hyundai USA plans to release a refreshed 2011 Azera. As noted by tenpin288, the Hyundai USA CEO said there are plans for a future totally redesigned Azera. BTW, in Korea the Azera is known as the Grandeur and I have no reason to believe that the Grandeur will be discontinued any time soon.
Your second question isn't for me - right?
#10 of 57 Re: 2011 Hyundai Azera [alymac]
Jan 31, 2010 (11:16 pm)
Love my 2008 Azera Limited here in Washington, DC area and hope it gets remade as a continuing model. Genesis V-8 is impractical for me with all the city driving I do, though I would love one.
I used to own a 2001 XG300 and saw a few in Canada when I used to frequently visit up there with my long-distance partner in Winnipeg. As I've discovered in browsing Hyundai's international sales and dealership sites for the thrill of it, not ALL models we have in US or Canada are offered in all countries. I think it's a matter of what they think they can sell in a particular country.
I have no official information on what they are thinking of in Canada or what the Azera's sales figures are up north, but if they aren't selling enough of them to support a full marketing campaign and dealer incentive it may just not be offered anymore. Even if Genesis is now.
My 2 cents.