The automaker has just confirmed via Twitter that the 2012 Azera will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this year. The new sedan it slots above the Sonata but below the Genesis sedan and utilizes front-wheel-drive architecture. Think of it as a sort of Toyota Avalon competitor, a larger, comfortable cruiser for more traditional buyers.
According Inside Line, Hyundai is planning to unveil a new coupe version based on the Elantra at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. The two-door compact would help the 40-mpg Elantra compete more effectively against the rival Honda Civic Coupe, and as IL points out, the vehicle would also set the stage for an R-Spec offering, as well.