According to the latest reports, the 2020 Hyundai Azera is about to receive a mid-cycle update. The large sedan has been around for decades, as the company’s flagship sedan. In North America, it competed with models like Toyota Avalon and Nissan Maxima but never managed to establish its position on the market.
Eventually, it was dropped from the U.S. market a couple of years ago. On the other side, it is still the best-selling model in South Korea and also very popular in several more markets. Therefore, the 2020 Hyundai Azera will come novelties in order to keep such popularity.
- Spacious and upscale cabin
- Elegant styling
- Wide engine offer
- Awkard infotainment controls
- Cargo area could be bigger
In terms of the exterior design, the 2020 Hyundai Azera will receive a typical facelift. Count on changes on the various part of the body, primarily at the front end. We should see some revisions on the grille, new front bumper and maybe even some revisions on headlights. On the other side, the rear end will probably come with minimal changes.
From the side, the new model could get new wheels designs, new color options, and similar things. Still, the overall layout will remain pretty much the same. The overall shape and dimensions will remain untouched, as well as complete mechanics.
The interior of the 2020 Hyundai Azera could receive novelties as well. As a flagship model of one of the biggest carmakers in the world, it delivers a pretty upscale interior, with hi-quality materials and plenty of styles.
A two-tier dashboard is full of horizontal lines, while you can also find some premium touches like an analog watch at the center stack or wood accents in higher trims. For this update, most changes will be in terms of new standard equipment, but we could see things like new color schemes as well. Still, the overall cabin design will remain pretty much unchanged.
The 2020 Hyundai Azera will continue to ride on a familiar Y7 platform, so you can count on well-known engines. Base models will continue with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers around 190 horsepower. Also, there are two variants of a familiar 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine.
The older version delivers around 250 hp, while the upgraded GDI variant delivers around 265 hp. Finally, top trims will come with a larger 3.5-liter V6, which is good for about 290 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque. This engine comes with a new 8-speed automatic transmission.
2020 Hyundai Azera Release Date and Price
Given the mid-cycle refresh, the 2020 Hyundai Azera will come a little bit earlier than usual, probably in the third quarter of the year. The price depends on the market, but base models usually go around $35,000.