Saturday, April 6, 2013
ICON: Hyundai Azera Makes Philippine Return
Poetry in Power and Confidence
In the language of "Fluidic Sculpture," the Azera conveys power, grace and confidence. Whether from the front, side or back, the Azera makes a dramatic first impression, striking a poetic silhouette with strong hood lines, LED-lighted Headlamps and an eye-catching, wing-shaped Radiator Grille to heighten the Azera’s luxuriousness. Heated Side Mirrors with Repeaters not only prevent fogging, enhance visibility and promote safer driving, but they also unfold automatically within a certain distance of the smart key to conveniently get the driver started.
Large 19-inch wheels maximize the thrill of sporty and dynamic driving and also provide outstanding braking. Moving to rear of the Azera, a high-mounted LED Stop Lamp, wrap-around LED Rear Lamps and Dual Exhaust Mufflers complete the Azera’s dynamic, luxurious rear design.
The art of brilliant driving
Fuel efficient and environmentally conscious yet with luxuries to indulge in, the Azera is powered with a 3.0L V6 Lambda engine producing a maximum power output of 250 ps at 6,400 rpm. Mated to 6-speed automatic transmission, the Azera’s potent performance is harnessed in smooth, virtually effortless gearshifts. This engineering feat was developed using proprietary Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) technology. A design beyond its time, this signature 6-speed automatic transmission is made compact and lightweight for smoother, quieter, and more efficient operation for better fuel economy.
Cruising down the road with the Azera is not only made smoother but smarter, too, with its Smart cruise control, which has a radar sensor that monitors the car’s distance with other vehicles and automatically keeps it to a safe distance by controlling the engine and braking operation. If the car in front of you stops and pulls away within three seconds, Smart cruise control will deem it safe for you to advance automatically. It’s a feature that instinctively thinks of how you should drive safely and responsibly, keeping you always in control of the drive.
In the mood for luxury
Come inside the Azera’s charming interior and feel like you wouldn’t want to leave at all. With a spacious layout that’s a class all its own, luxurious appointments, switches, and finishes that mirror your own quiet elegance and personal style, the Azera lets you have the best seat in the house. And why not? This cabin is built with your comfort in mind.
As you step into the Azera’s cabin, luxurious lamps at the door scuffs light up when the door is opened, right away giving you that warm, welcoming feeling.
Interior seats are incredibly opulent, thanks to the Nappa leather seat finish, which is supple in feel, yet strong and durable enough to give the highest seating comfort for driver and passenger. This material is also eco-friendly with the use of anti-bacterial seat made from Cardanol oil extract, a 100% recyclable material.
The 12-way power driver’s seat offers more than standard adjustments. You can extend the front cushion for better thigh support while you drive. The system stores the preferred seat and side mirror settings for two. Just set it using the driver’s seat adjustment switch that is intuitively fitted onto the door trim. The driver’s seat is likewise fitted with 4-way lumbar support and stretching function for a more comfortable seating position.
Care for a more relaxing driving experience? Let the Azera’s Active Driver Seat take care of that. Its Active Driver Seat is installed with special tensioning cables that act as an automatic massage system to reduce back pains or to prevent drowsiness, which is particularly helpful during long drives. When in General Mode, all four cables are employed, focusing on the lower section of the upper body. On Focused Mode, two cables apply pressure on the lumbar area. Its operating time is 15 minutes per cycle, providing you premium seating comfort no matter how long the journey gets. The driver’s seat also allows air to circulate naturally in it, making the drive even more relaxing.
Subtle lighting inside the cabin, on the crash pad, door trims, and LED lighting in the center tray and cup holder covers add an even more sophisticated touch to the Azera’s premium personality.
Let the Azera come to life with a mere push of a button. Stay focused on the road and never fuss over controls and buttons again with the steering wheel fitted with control buttons for audio and cruise control.
The Infinity sound system delivers premium audio quality for sheer listening pleasure. USB port and auxiliary input are built-in, so you can enjoy the music that you have stored in portable music gadgets or personal computers.
Set the cabin temperature to your liking with the Azera’s dual full auto airconditioning that has separate temperature controls for driver and passenger. And for a more refreshing drive, the cluster ionizer and electronic variable compressor keep the air inside is clean.
Side curtains in the rear side windows and electronic rear curtain help block the sun’s heat, keep the cabin temperature cool, and protect passenger privacy.
Keep beverages within reach at the bottle holders on all door panels. You can also stash your drinks in the cooling glove box to keep them refreshing, just the way you like them.
Beauty in safety
From power in design and performance, the Azera gives you more confidence in terms of safety. One of the features that make the Azera tops in safety is the Electronic Stability Program (ESP), a system that guides the vehicle according to the driver’s intentions by comparing the driver’s intended course of direction with the actual direction. This way, the car is kept on course even when it makes sudden turns, making the ride safe and secure.
What’s more, Hyundai equipped the Azera with “perfect-force airbags.” This system features depowered airbags on the driver and front passenger seats that are deployed at reduced force. Side and curtain airbags are likewise installed for additional protection. The new knee airbag as a supplementary safety feature comes in handy in the event of a head-on collision.
The Azera’s rear seats are not only cozy—they protect passengers as well. Structurally optimized, the rear seats were designed to increase shock absorption during rear collision to help minimize passenger injuries.
Braking power is enhanced with the Azera’s larger front wheel disc brakes, while the Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) is designed to automatically activate when the vehicle stops to prevent the car from rolling or sliding when restarting on a hill.
Other safety features that heighten the Azera’s safety profile include a parking assist system that sounds an alarm when the car comes near obstacles when parking, an Electro-Chromic Mirror (ECM) that helps reduce headlight glare from the vehicles behind, and an auto defogging system that provides for better visibility as it automatically removes moisture buildup.
Art in style, art in motion. The all-new Hyundai Azera makes for a confident new drive for the discerning motorist who deserves all the best life has to offer.
Drive the story of the new you today with the all-new Hyundai Azera.