Last post on Nov 03, 2012 at 9:15 AM
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Hyundai Azera, Sedan
#68 of 168 Re: Competition [cobrazera]
Mar 01, 2012 (10:09 pm)
The new Azera is base priced very close to the base Genesis but $12k above the Sonata. That surprises me - I think Hyundai is pricing it like a FWD Genesis (almost). In fact, you can get a new 2012 Genesis for $32,900 on truecar.com right now.
Now the Hyundai/Kia marketing gurus are smarter than I am. I believe they are upping the ante on the Azera to make more room for the Cadenza (or whatever name they use for the Kia model) and better differentiate their two makes. Kia also has a quasi-Genesis flagship model coming to the U.S. Dubbed the K9 elsewhere, it will get a new model name when it arrives here within a year.
#69 of 168 Re: Competition [dodgeman07]
Mar 02, 2012 (2:22 am)
According to the Hyundai website, a Sonata Limited turbo with NAV is $31170, a Genesis 3.8 with the technology package ( NAV ) is $39,875. That places the NAV equipped Azera in a pretty sweet spot between the two. Yeah, maybe you don't need NAV, but all the techie stuff ( hard drive for music, back up camera, voice commands, etc. ) that comes with it is pretty nice.
Regardless of price, though, if you live where it snows regularly, the Azera would be a pretty easy pick over the RWD 3.8 Genesis.
#70 of 168 Re: Competition [cobrazera]
Mar 09, 2012 (3:56 pm)
Test drive reports claim there is alot of wind noise from the A Pillar. Would be curious to know if they just got a bad car or if this is true. I'm sure some people will report back soon.
I never use my sunroof, so the base model would be fine for me.
#71 of 168 Competition
Mar 16, 2012 (8:04 am)
And I should buy the overpriced Azera over an Avalon or Lacrosse, why?
#73 of 168 Re: Ride [kenb757]
Mar 16, 2012 (10:29 am)
can the new Sachs shocks be retrofitted to the old Azera's??
#74 of 168 Azera should start at $29995
Mar 17, 2012 (8:19 pm)
Build market share. Price the Premium/Tech Package model at $35k
Their pricing is off.......
#75 of 168 Re: Ride [kenb757]
Mar 19, 2012 (8:41 am)
truck-like ride of the Genesis
Very descriptive and true!
#76 of 168 Re: Competition [jamazera]
Mar 19, 2012 (5:20 pm)
why spend $30k plus for a Azera or Genesis when they are just dressed up Kia's.
#77 of 168 Re: Competition [smarty666]
Mar 19, 2012 (8:36 pm)
Speaking of Kia, things have been quiet on their upcoming full-size models.
Supposed to be FWD and RWD Kia models in the works a la Azera and Genesis. Early photos are promising with more formal yet athletic profiles.
I believe the Kia price points will be a notch under Hyundai levels and more in my ballpark.