The Hyundai Azera debuted in 2006 as the full-size replacement for the XG350, and it received its first overhaul in 2012. As we head into the 2015 model year, Hyundai has revealed the revised Azera at the 2015 Miami Auto Show. The changes are nothing major, but they are enough to give it a sleeker look that is sure to help increase buyer awareness.
The most obvious changes on the 2015 Azera are on the front fascia. Here you can see that the front grille features slightly thicker bars and a more angled appearance, and that the front bumper features a redesigned lower air intake that it now wider and far more stylish than the 2014 model. Hyundai also claims that the rear fascia is redesigned, but it didn’t include any images of this, so we’ll have to take the automaker’s word on that one.
On the Limited trim level there are a few more changes, which include redesigned, standard, 18-inch wheels and LED fog lights (pictured).
On the inside, the 2015 Azera gains the next-gen Blue Link system with the Vehicle Safeguards Alerts In-Vehicle App. This system monitors teen drivers’ actions, including speed, hours of operation and movements, and emails or texts them to concerned parents.
Carrying over into the 2015 model year is the 3.3-liter V-6 that produces 293 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. This V-6 powerplant is not only the smallest-displacement V-6 in the Azera’s segment, but it also boasts a segment-best 88.8 horsepower per liter.
There’s no mention of when the revised Azera will hit dealer lots, nor is there a mention of a starting MSRP. However, logic points toward a slight inflationary increase on the 2014 model’s $31,895 base MSRP.