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Hyundai Expands Azera Lineup With New GLS Model Featuring 28-MPG 3.3L V6 Engine

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FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., March 15 -- Hyundai Motor America announced pricing today for the all-new 2007 Hyundai Azera GLS equipped with a powerful, yet fuel-efficient 3.3-liter V6 engine. The SE trim level has also been upgraded and a surround sound audio system is now available on the Limited model.

  GLS      3.3L V6    5-Speed A/T with     $24,895 including $660 freight

  SE       3.8L V6    5-Speed A/T with     $26,195 including $660 freight

  Limited  3.8L V6    5-Speed A/T with     $27,995 including $660 freight


  *  New trim level -- GLS equipped with 3.3-liter V6 engine, which achieves
     21 mpg city, 28 mpg highway

  *  17-inch wheel and bumper moldings with chrome-inserts now standard on

  *  Available leather seating surfaces on SE

  *  Azera Limited with Ultimate Package now features a 605-watt Infinity(R)
     Logic 7 Surround Sound AM/FM/XM/CD-changer/MP3 audio system with
     12 speakers (including subwoofer) and external amplifier

  *  All three trims are equipped with standard Tire Pressure Monitoring
     System (TPMS)


The GLS includes an impressive range of standard features that give it a competitive edge, including a powerful 3.3-liter DOHC V6 engine with 234 horsepower, a smooth-shifting five-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC(R) manual control, standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Traction Control System (TCS), eight airbags, active front head restraints, a six-speaker AM/FM/XM/CD audio system with MP3 capability, and achieving 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway fuel economy. Upscale features include LED tail and brake lamps, auto-dimming inside rearview mirror with HomeLink(R), power driver and front passenger seats, and automatic headlight controls. Also available is an optional power tilt and slide sunroof ($950 MSRP).


The Azera SE is an upscale, stylish large sedan designed for consumers who are interested in a unique combination of spaciousness, a more powerful 3.8-liter DOHC V6 engine with 263 horsepower and safety technologies. The SE creates a more distinctive and upscale look with 17-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels and bumper moldings with chrome-inserts. Available options include a Premium and Leather Package ($2,800 MSRP) which includes a power tilt and slide sunroof, leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, and a premium Infinity(R) audio system with in-dash 6-disc CD changer.


A truly impressive array of standard features and amenities define the prestigious Azera Limited. Additional standard features on the Limited include leather-trimmed seating, heated front seats, an electroluminescent gauge cluster, power rear sunshade, and other upgrades. The Limited also has steering wheel wood trim and bumper moldings with chrome-inserts.


The Premium Package ($1,550 MSRP) includes a power tilt and slide sunroof and premium Infinity audio system with in-dash 6 disc CD changer.


The Ultimate Package ($3,100 MSRP) defines Hyundai's flagship Azera offering. This package now includes a new 605-watt Infinity(R) Logic 7 Surround Sound AM/FM/XM/CD-changer/MP3 audio system with 12 speakers (including subwoofer) and external amplifier. The Ultimate Package also offers a power tilt and slide sunroof, power adjustable tilt and telescopic steering wheel, power adjustable pedals, integrated memory system (power driver's seat, exterior mirrors, and power tilt & telescopic steering wheel), power folding side mirrors with turn signal indicators, and rain-sensing wipers.


The all-new 2007 Hyundai Azera is protected by the Hyundai Advantage, America's Best Warranty(TM). Coverage includes five-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper protection, 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, five-year/unlimited mileage roadside assistance and seven-year/unlimited mileage anti-perforation coverage. In addition, Azera buyers receive 24-hour roadside assistance coverage at no extra charge for five years (no mileage limit) that includes emergency towing, lockout service and limited coverage for trip-interruption expenses.

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif. is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced by more than 750 Hyundai dealerships nationwide.