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#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.
#11 of 57 Re: 2011 Hyundai Azera [dcrobbie22041]
Feb 01, 2010 (2:35 am)
Genesis V-8 is impractical for me with all the city driving I do, though I would love one.
We're pleased with our '06 Azera, but if we were looking for a replacement, and didn't live in the snow belt with it's occassional need for FWD, the 3.8 Genesis would look real good. There are numerous low mileage demos out there ( 1000 miles or so ) that are advertised at less than $30K. The 3.8 Genesis has the great Azera V6 with an extra gear in the tranny to boot - and a higher level of luxury.
Just my 2 cents
#12 of 57 Re: 2011 Hyundai Azera [rhduke00]
Feb 01, 2010 (10:30 am)
Thanks heaps to HMA MIchael and friends for Hyundais decision to discontinue the Azera in Canada. Just removed trade-in $$ from my pocket..the JERKS. I love the car
but to market it against BMW and Lexus..somebody in Hyundai needs his or her brain checked. The Azera is a great vehicle but a Lexus it aint..yet.
Hyundai is bringing the EXTENDED platform Genesis in the USA (Equus) and considering
developing a SMALLER version Genesis as well as the current Genesis.Do these guys have develpment plan or what. Talk about inconsistency. And whats with this preoccupation with the luxurt market that took Honda and Toyota years to develop!
Feb 01, 2010 (5:15 pm)
Does anybody know what has happened to Kspec? David was a great source of
information on accessories for the Hyundai Azera , and I bought several items from him but for the last month have been unablet to get a
response to my e-mails or even when I phone their number there is no answer??
Any of you folks know if he as moved the business or dropped off the planet??