2013 Hyundai Azera Palm Springs
Sophistication and Modern Design can be used to describe Palm Springs, as well as the 2013 Hyundai Azera. Interpreting Hyundai’s signature Fluidic Sculpture language, this flagship sedan also features Hyundai’s new generation Lambda II 3.3-liter GDI V6 engine, a six-speed transmission, advanced safety equipment and incredible fuel economy. The 2013 Hyundai Azera is the ideal sedan for the Palm Springs professional who wants their own style and class reflected in the best possible light.
The 2013 Hyundai Azera’s Fluidic Sculpture design takes inspiration from the mechanics of flight. The exterior of the Azera is long, light and low. The unique beltline allows for a long, sleek roofline accented by the third window and wraparound LED taillights. A mono-form side profile includes flowing lines in the rear quarter panel. The face is powerful with a winged chrome grille and HID headlamps that integrate precise details. The stance is completed by available 19-inch multi-spoke wheels.
Elegance continues inside with an upscale ambiance and a flow-through center fascia and instrument panel creating a dual-cockpit front passenger space. Focusing heavily on interior details, such as optional panoramic sunroof, which allows more natural light into the cabin and 3D Carbon interior accents, compliment the Azera’s modern outward appearance. Ambient lighting and other standard luxuries include power front seats, power rear sunshade and manual rear side window shades.
The functionality and design of the Azera gives seat quality and comfort great importance to the feel of the sedan. The 2013 Azera offers first-class seating for all passengers, with leather seating as standard equipment. A ten-way power driver and eight-way front passenger seat are also included. The driver’s seat has an optional cushion extension and memory system for the seat, steering wheel and side mirrors. The Azera’s climate and seat temperature controls keep occupants in optimal comfort.
The 2013 Hyundai Azera is powered by the new Lambda II 3.3-liter Gasoline Direct injection (GDI) V6 engine and in-house six-speed automatic transmission. With 293 horsepower at 6400 RPM, the 2013 Azera improves Combined Fuel Economy to 24 MPG, and Highway Fuel Economy to 30 MPG. This makes the Azera the first V6 powered Hyundai to achieve 30 MPG Highway.
Advanced connectivity and standard navigation system include a seven-inch WVGA screen, three months of XM Satellite Radio, Real-time XM NavTraffic, XM NAV Weather, XM Sports Ticker and XM Stock Ticker. Azera also offers the clarity of digital HD Radio Technology Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System as standard.
Touch-screen navigation with backup camera is also standard on all Azeras. This easy-to-use unit can be controlled via the seven-inch WVGA touch-screen or voice-activation by a headliner-mounted microphone. The system features 8GB of flash memory and comes matched with a sound system that plays CDs, 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.
The Azera is further brought to life through bold colors including Black Onyx Pearl, Porcelain White Pearl, Silver Frost Metallic, Smoke Gray Metallic, Hyper Silver Metallic, Venetian Red Pearl, Bronze Mist Metallic and Midnight Blue Pearl. Interior color choices are Camel, Graphite Black and Chestnut Brown.
The 2013 Azera is an advanced approach to the traditional large sedan, delivering power, efficiency, a bold design and luxury features. With the new Azera, Hyundai continues to offer Southern California the highest levels of luxury, performance, and efficiency, all brought together in praised design.
- 2013 Hyundai Azera Driven (automobilemag.com)