Hyundai Azera To Be Phased Out | Edmunds.com

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edited February 2016 in Hyundai
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Hyundai Azera To Be Phased Out | Edmunds.com

The Hyundai Azera, a five-passenger full-size sedan, will be phased out of the Hyundai lineup, Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski told Edmunds.

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  • henry4hirehenry4hire Member Posts: 106
    It feels like they canceled that car 3 years ago.
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 17,535
    Always an unhappy car that nobody seemed to care about.

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  • mozzz77788mozzz77788 Member Posts: 5
    The Sonata makes a compelling full size sedan for fleet sales anyway. One of the best cars I've ever rented
  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 55,581
    edited February 2016
    The Azera was made for that apparently unfilled niche between a loaded Sonata and a base Genesis. It predates the Genesis, yes, but was kept in the lineup for years later. The market says the niche never existed - maybe the same for the Cadenza. I've barely seen any newer Azera, maybe a few more (better looking) Cadenza.

    Sonata is indeed a fleet master, I see a lot of them as rentals.
  • andre1969andre1969 Member Posts: 25,172
    I think the Azera made sense when it first came out around 2006. At the time, I remember it did seem nicer, and roomier, than the Sonata. But, fast forward to 2016, and the Sonata is a little bit bigger inside than the 2006 was, while the Azera is actually smaller inside than the 2006 was. According to the EPA, the Sonata and Azera are now both rated at 106/16 cubic feet of passenger/trunk volume. And, I'm sure the Sonata has gotten nicer inside over the years.

    I think Toyota did a similar thing with the Camry and Avalon, where the current Avalon is a bit smaller inside than it had been. But, IIRC, it's still a bit bigger than a Camry.
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