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Hyundai Azera 2006

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  • player4player4 Posts: 362
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 11,077
    Sorry for the mess, folks. We combined the two existing discussions on this upcoming sedan.

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  • delta4delta4 Posts: 138
    The more I see of this car the more I like it. I agree it does contain blended designs. However, let's start with a few observations. I have read more than quite a few posts that have been critical of the overall design. I agree that the design is not ground breaking but it isn't offensive. For example some of the criticism and comparisons have been made to brands like Acura, Mazda 929, Honda Accord, VW Phaeton, Audi, BMW, etc. Compare all of the above models just cited and you'll find blended designs in all of the them.

    For example the newest Acura TL is so BMW 5 series. From the side view to the rear all Bimmer. The Mazda 929 comparison? may have hints on rear roof pillar? but IMO it reminds me of the front grill work on an Infinit M45. Honda Accord? Check again. The Accord's rear is no where near similar to the Hyundai TG. In fact the rear end reminds me of previous '84 caddy Seville of yore. http://www.pevomuc.de/100-Cadillac/PECAAR.08/1984-A/1984-1.html . VW Phaeton? I haven't seen it. The Audi comparison is much more accurate as the side view from the A pillars on is very easy to see. BMW comparison from the rear trunk lid/lip design is taken right from the current 7 series. I'm not particularly fond of this design but it seems to fit the the looks of this car. The interior (I haven't had a chance to see as many pics of it as I'd liked) is very clean and looks very upscale. I think other than an in-the-flesh view and test drive time on this new rig can one really tell if the TG has what it takes to compete with the likes of Avalon which is a fine automobile in it's own right but up until recently didn't seem to have any likable personality style wise that set it apart. The newest re-design is much improved over what was a Camry like generic styling but it isn't an awe inspiring re-design either.

    We may find things style and design wise to criticize about the new TG but the jury is still out until the final sales numbers come in will Hyundai know if this car is a winner that can truly compete with the likes of Avalon.
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Alamogordo, NMPosts: 7,615
    very close betweeen the '06 Sonata and this "TG" as to which is the better looking car. This car combines several great styling elements and merges to form a very appealing, handsome, even breathtaking luxury car. This car looks great! The Korean design departments have done it again!

    This one looks so sleek that even a 3.8L V6 would generate not only good hp but mpg's in the low 20's. Anyone read an estimate on gas mileage for this thing?

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  • sandpapersandpaper Posts: 60
    many people have started calling this vehicle the 'Hyundai Azera'. I looked at a listing of new copyrighted names filed by automakers and 'Azera' was one of them.

    Nevertheless, the vehicle would never be called the 'TG'. TG is simply a code name, much like NF.
  • shado4shado4 Posts: 287
    The current Hyundai flagship is called the XG350. Why not name its replacement the TG380?

    Azera sounds too close to Acura (which, upon second thought, may be exactly what Hyundai is trying to do!)
  • sandpapersandpaper Posts: 60
    As I said, 'TG' is a codename. 'NF' is a code name.. we don't call the Sonata the NF do we?

    I personally hate letter-number names (RX330, GX450, TL, etcetc..). In my opinion, Azera or even Granduer would be more appropriate and insync with Hyundai's other model names..

    Anyone know anything?
  • Hello Gentlemen,

    I found one advertisement movie which can show all features of new TG380 model from some Korean website. Feel it and Enjoy it!

    http://www.racers.co.kr/MHboard/index_form/view.php?no=1592&&table=movie
  • Hey all.

    For a pic of the new Grandeur V6 go to:

    http://carsguide.news.com.au/news/story_page/0,8269,12500485%5E21822,00.html

    Cheers

    Simon
  • Hey all.

    The Grandeur that I spied during filming in Australia was called the Grandeur L330. It was obviously the luxury model. If someone can tell me how to post pics on this forum, I'll get one up there.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,934
    along with the '06 Accent:

    http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Articles/articleId=105080

    It's very sharp from this angle, don't you think? A roofline similar to the Five Hundred (and several other cars e.g. Audi A6, but much more interesting styling in the rear.
  • gerrytgerryt Posts: 6
    For those who don't know, Hyundai has posted the new Azera at the following website: http://www.hyundaiazera.com/. It lists most of the features for the new vehicle and is still a work in progress. Enjoy!!
  • csandstecsandste Posts: 1,866
    was a little less prominent. Side view looks great, front and rear clips less impressive, IMHO.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,934
    Time to re-name this discussion I guess!

    If this car doesn't ride like a land yacht (like the XG did), it looks like a winner.
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 11,077
    I'll re-name it as soon as we get the updated categories listed!

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  • jimpimmsjimpimms Pittsfield MAPosts: 81
    I can't show the link to this article, or even mention the auto industry-related website, since they do have a message board. The website's publisher, Greg Sanchez, had some pertinent comments about the auto show, among which were... "Most Significant Production Vehicle: The new Hyundai Azera. This company is doing everything right and it's showing -- with products like the Tucson, the new Accent, the new Sonata, and now their flagship sedan, the Azera. Nothing comes close in the marketplace with better value for the buck, not to mention the styling, and a great warranty. And now beating Lexus for the title of America's most reliable car! Need I say anything else?"
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 11,077
    You can mention other sites that host automotive forums - you just can't promote the forums or post a direct link to them.

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  • csandstecsandste Posts: 1,866
    from the side....nice!!!!
  • bigelmbigelm Posts: 995
    I went to the NY Autoshow and was so impressed with this vehicle that I'm considering it as a second vehicle (very nice second vehicle). Anyway, some things to take with a grain of salt based on my conversation with their tech rep:
    1)3.8L V6 producing 265HP/258TQ
    2)Fully loaded less than $30k
    3)Power everything, power lumber, power telescopic steering, everything...
    4)More room and better overall vehicle than the XG (but you knew that already)
    5)Appearing this fall (September) in showrooms.

    Oh.. and it's definitely called Azera.
  • delta4delta4 Posts: 138
    you saw this at NY auto show. good for you. Wished we in S. Fla had that same opportunity. Just curious why do say makes good 2nd car? I'm liking it more and more though. I'm really looking forward to test driving this. Maybe it will be better than most of us think. Hmmmm....Hyundai keeps surprising. Nice. :D
  • bigelmbigelm Posts: 995
    ... because the first is a SUV that we are getting in June ;)
  • does this car not remind you just a little of the last Mazda 929 1992-1995
  • delta4delta4 Posts: 138
    Mabye. But it has more of a bimmer 7 series look from the rear and Audi/Acura look from the side, the front is more infinit M like, thats what I see from this car. I thought that the new '06 Sonata had more of likeness towards Honda Accord from the rear except that when I saw it in person at the Ft Laud Auto Show it looked nothing at all like that car. The front reminded me of the '03 Camry but just slightly.

    I think this design was clever in a way because it reminds of so many other designs that were/are popular but when you actually see this car in person I'll bet you won't really notice this as much. Nice.
  • bigelmbigelm Posts: 995
    but this car is well noticed and will definitely fill the gap that the XG failed to do.
  • delta4delta4 Posts: 138
    bigelm very true. It most definitely will make a brand statement positioning Hyundai as a serious mover and shaker in the competivtive space that Honda and Toyota has consistently dominated. The changing tides are coming and Hyundai is riding a wave of success!
  • bikerpabikerpa Posts: 68
    ...how the body accent line over the rear wheels curves to become the trunk seam and then flows into the taillights? I think in person that will be very pronounced, and I think I will really dig it. Subtle, Hyundai, nice and subtle.
  • bobgwtwbobgwtw Posts: 187
    I agree. Think it will be one of the styling features that makes the Azera styling stand out.
    while we're talking about styling, I think the grill will be the weakest style point. I looks a little too heavy in the pictures
  • chris65amgchris65amg Posts: 372
    The grille looks like a 97-01 Toyota Camry in my opinion. Overall, I think that the Azera looks very classy though.
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