2012 Hyundai Azera First Drive Review: What’s New
Hyundai, once known for its affordable cars and lengthy warranties, now has the 2012 Hyundai Azera acting as the final piece to complete its full family sedan renaissance that kicked off with the introduction of the Genesis in 2009. The redesigned 2012 Azera not only carries the sleek and stylish "fluidic sculpture" design language now recognizable across the Hyundai line-up, it is now a credible entrant in the front-wheel drive luxury sedan segment up to and including the Lexus ES. To show us how far this car has come since its roots as the oddly named XG350, Hyundai gave us some seat time in the 2012 Azera that was introduced at the 2011 Los Angeles International Auto Show. After a day spent driving this front-wheel drive flagship, it is clear that there is still plenty of breathing room for the Azera to exist between the Sonata and the rear-wheel drive Genesis sedan.