Hyundai or Genesis? Where is the new Azera going?

by Jan 19, 2016All News, Hyundai, Spy Shots15 comments

The Hyundai Azera is one the few cars missing for a new generation and photos of the sixth generation are brought to us thanks to the guys from Carpix.

The Azera is Hyundai’s full-size sedan that was always in the shadow of his younger brother Genesis Sedan. There are no doubts of the popularity of the Genesis sedan by selling a total of 29,992 units in 2014 and 31,375 units in 2015 compare to 7,232 units in 2014 and 5,539 units in 2015 by the Azera.

Since Hyundai Motor Company created the Genesis brand, many of Hyundai’s luxury models has migrated to the new brand and the idea of making it as G70 to the Genesis has always been in the air but recent information we obtain tell us the new Azera will not move from the Hyundai brand, but will stay as their top end model for Hyundai. Maybe now the Azera might get some of the sales his younger brother gained with its new design while in the Hyundai brand.

The current has the 3.3 Liter V6 engine, pushing 293 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. This very same engine was used for the new G90 but with twin turbo pushing 365 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque setting some new healthy numbers out this engine. We don’t know yet if this engine will be an additional for the new generation or not but we got new details of a new engine coming, that is a 3.5 Liter V6 engine producing approximately 300+ hp. We dont have much details about this engine but as soon as we get more details we’ll be sure to post it.

With the new generation coming up, there are some questions we wonder ourselves. Will the Azera get more room to breath since the Genesis sedan is not there any more? Is Hyundai making a mistake by keeping the Azera? Do you guys think Hyundai should remain with the Sonata as their top of the line car like other manufactures did

Written by Erick Uceda

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