Reconfigured Content and Refinement Increase Appeal to Wider Range of Buyers

Sales Up 34 Percent Calendar Year-To-Date

COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 19, 2013 – Hyundai has lowered the starting price on the 2014 Azera premium sedan to $31,000, a reduction of $1,250, while offering significant new features and refinements to this award-winning model, which has seen a sales leap of 34 percent this year.

For 2014, Azera’s generous content level has been reconfigured to provide even more choice and increase appeal for its full range of customers. The new entry-level Azera comes equipped with a new 6-inch color LCD audio display, rearview backup camera, driver blind-spot mirror, and three years of Hyundai’s Assurance Connected Care services. A new Limited trim now starts at $34,750, and receives a new 8-inch navigation system and new electroluminescent gauge cluster with color LCD trip computer and power-folding side mirrors, reflecting Limited model buyer preferences in the segment.

Azera also leverages its Blue Link telematics platform by adding Assurance Connected Care, Hyundai’s industry-leading telematics services program. These services are standard on 2014 Azera sedans for three full years. This innovative ownership program provides Hyundai owners with an extra measure of proactive safety and car care services designed to increase peace of mind.

The 2014 Azera represents an advanced approach to the traditional premium sedan segment by delivering a powerful yet efficient powertrain, emotional design and luxury features combined with Hyundai’s consistent strong value proposition. Azera continues to offer customers the highest levels of luxury, performance, and efficiency, all brought together in an innovative design.


Azera’s Fluidic Sculpture design takes inspiration from the mechanics of flight. The exterior of the Azera is long, light and low. The unique, undulating beltline allows for a long, sleek roofline accented by the third window and wraparound LED taillights. A monoform side profile includes flowing lines in the rear quarter panel. The face is masculine with a powerful, winged chrome grille and available HID headlamps that integrate precise details. The stance is completed by large diameter multi-spoke alloy wheels (standard 18-inch and available 19-inch).

The elegant look continues inside where Hyundai has created an upscale ambiance, thanks to a flow-through center fascia and instrument panel that creates a dual-cockpit front passenger space. These flowing surfaces complement the exterior design and wrap around the driver and passengers.


Azera offers luxurious appointments that rival the finest premium competitor brands. It offers a roomy cabin with more than 45 inches of legroom and 40 inches of headroom for front-seat passengers.

Hyundai focuses heavily on other interior details, such as an optional panoramic sunroof, which allows more natural light into the cabin and 3D Carbon interior accents. Other available luxury equipment includes a power rear sunshade and manual rear side window shades. The side shades, not found on any other car in the Azera’s segment, can be conveniently tucked away when not in use.

Given the functionality and design of the Azera, seat quality and comfort is of extreme importance to the feel of the car. Azera offers first-class seating for all passengers, offering leather seating as standard equipment. A 10-way power driver and eight-way front passenger seat are also included. The driver’s seat has an optional cushion extension and an integrated memory system for the seat, steering wheel column and side mirrors, while the Azera’s climate and seat temperature controls keep occupants in total comfort. Also for 2014, all models receive new driver blind-spot mirrors, while Limited models add a new electroluminescent gauge cluster with color LCD trip computer, and power-folding side mirrors.

  • Ventilated front seats (Limited) – fans in the front seat back and bottom cushions circulate air through the perforated leather seats
  • Standard heated front and optional heated rear seats
  • Dual automatic temperature control standard
  • Second row air vents standard
  • Cooled glove box standard


With the introduction of direct injection, Hyundai didn’t have to increase the displacement of the V6 engine in the pursuit of more power. The sophisticated Lambda II 3.3-liter direct-injected V6 engine is the heart of the Azera. It produces best-in-class specific output of 88.8 horsepower per liter, while also boasting the smallest displacement in its class. The engine’s high-pressure (over 2,200 psi) direct injection system increases power and torque, while simultaneously reducing fuel consumption and emissions. The system eliminates the need for larger displacement, and increases the compression ratio from 10.4 to 11.5 in the pursuit of greater thermal efficiency and power output. The new engine also features all-aluminum construction, four valves per cylinder, piston cooling jets, roller timing chain, CrN Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating on the top ring chamfer and Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT). A three-stage Variable Intake System (VIS) further broadens the engines power curve to improve the vehicle’s off-the-line acceleration and passing performance. EPA-estimate fuel economy for the Azera is 19 mpg city / 29 mpg highway / 23 mpg combined.

The engine is mated to Hyundai’s in-house six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual control. This system offers smooth shifts and gear ratios that ideally suit engine torque delivery characteristics. Azera’s powertrain also has an Active Eco mode, which modifies engine and transmission control for improved fuel economy.


The Azera rides on a 112.0-inch wheelbase, with an overall length of 193.3 inches and width of 73.2 inches. These exterior dimensions optimally size Azera between the Sonata and Genesis models.


Azera has best-in-class front head and leg room.


World-class weight efficiency is a program target for all Hyundai models. This strategy delivers outstanding fuel economy and performance simultaneously. At just 3,605 pounds, Azera is more than 300 pounds lighter than the Buick LaCrosse (3,990 pounds) and more than 400 pounds lighter than the Ford Taurus V6 (4,054 pounds). This priority on weight saving allows the Azera to deliver a great combination of agility, performance and fuel efficiency.


For 2014, Azera steering is enhanced for better dynamic feel and precision. Azera is fitted with a MacPherson strut front suspension, coil springs and a 24mm front stabilizer bar. The multi-link independent rear suspension enables precise geometry for a premium ride while enhancing agility. The precision of the advanced front- and rear-suspension is maximized through Sachs Amplitude Selective Dampers (ASD), allowing tuning flexibility at smaller damper displacements for optimal small bump comfort.

The ASD suspension provides:

  • Improved ride comfort with more body/wheel control
  • Increased driving comfort without compromised handling
  • Optimized road surface contact

Standard are 245/45R18 tires on 18-inch Hyper Silver alloy wheels. There is an optional 19-inch Hyper-silver alloy wheel fitted with 245/40R19 tire.


Azera includes a Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system, which optimally manages ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and the Motor-Driven electric Power Steering (MDPS).

VSM works to control two effects: first is the unwanted minor pull in one direction when the car accelerates or brakes on a split-mu surface (slippery on one side, dry pavement on the other). VSM detects this natural pull and applies steering input in the required direction to counter the pull by automatically providing counter-steering force. The second is the counter-weight effect that occurs during a sudden lane change or cornering maneuver: VSM counter steers in the opposite direction to help stop the back of the car from stepping out of line.

Azera features nine airbags including dual front, front and rear seat-mounted side-impact, front and rear side curtain airbags and a driver’s knee airbag.

The Azera also features a state-of-the-art braking package. The package includes four-wheel disc brakes (12.6 inch front and 11.2 inch rear) and an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) including Brake Assist, which provides maximum braking force when a panic stop is detected, and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), to automatically adjust the braking force to front and rear axles based on the vehicle’s load conditions.

Additionally, Azera offers impressive passive safety features including a Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system for children’s seats and three-point seatbelts for all positions.


  • Azera comes standard with three months of SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • Real-time SiriusXM NavTraffic, NAV Weather®, Sports Ticker and Stock Ticker
  • Azera offers the clarity of digital HD Radio Technology
  • Standard Bluetooth hands-free phone system and auxiliary iPod/USB inputs

An eight-inch touch-screen navigation system with integrated backup camera is also available on Azera. This easy-to-use unit can be controlled via eight-inch WVGA touchscreen or voice-activation by a headliner-mounted microphone. The system features 8GB of flash memory and comes matched with a sound system that plays compact discs, accesses digital music files via Bluetooth streaming audio or allows driver and passengers to access their personal listening devices through the iPod/USB/auxiliary inputs. Bluetooth audio wirelessly streams music from select mobile phones to the head unit. In addition, Bluetooth-enabled phones allow drivers to look up a local restaurant and call for reservations before plotting the route.

Azera is available with two audio systems. Standard is an AM/FM/SiriusXM/CD/MP3 audio system with six-speakers and iPod®/USB/auxiliary input jacks with a standard six-inch color LCD touchscreen and rearview camera. This new LCD screen will also display album cover art from appropriate media sources. An Infinity 550-watt, Logic-7 Surround Sound premium audio system with 14 speakers, including an eight-inch subwoofer and external amplifier, is standard on the Limited model. A SiriusXM Satellite Radio interface is also integrated into the head unit and features channel logos and SiriusXM Data services, such as NavWeather®, Stock Ticker and Sports Ticker. Azera also offers HD Radio™ technology.

A Bluetooth hands-free phone system with voice recognition, address-book download and audio streaming comes as a standard feature.


Hyundai’s telematics services program, Assurance Connected Care, is standard for three years on the 2014 Azera. This innovative ownership program provides Hyundai owners with proactive safety and car care services via the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Automatic Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle Car Care maintenance scheduling.

Hyundai also recently introduced an all-new mobile application for the Blue Link telematics platform. This mobile app allows subscribers to remotely access various optional Blue Link features and services through compatible mobile devices. Completely redesigned, the app has been significantly enhanced from the previous version and boasts a new user experience, faster navigation and innovative new features. Google Android and Apple iOS users can download the app today from Google Play or Apple iTunes, respectively. A BlackBerry version is also available.

Blue Link is an innovative telematics solution that brings seamless connectivity for safety, service and infotainment capabilities and is offered in three packages: Assurance, Essentials and Guidance.

More details regarding Hyundai Blue Link are available at www.HyundaiBlueLink.com.