Hyundai has unveiled the first rendering of its all-new Azera. With its design encapsulating Hyundai s role as a game changer, the new Azera, badged as Grandeur in Korea, exhibits respect for the model’s past while investing confidence in the future.

The newest bearer of a long-established signature sedan nameplate from Hyundai, the sixth-generation Azera builds on its rich heritage while also setting its own legacy thanks to its futuristic looks.

The new Azera’s sophisticated design represents a dramatic departure from its predecessor’s styling, while taking hints from previous Azera models to ensure it is still fundamentally recognizable as the newest generation of a distinct lineage. Subtle, beautiful detailing is seamlessly and harmoniously incorporated into the body that exhibits taut lines and exquisitely balanced proportions.

Conceived to appear choreographed with passionate movement and to convey sensuous, dramatic expression, the new Azera spearheads a new era for Hyundai design. The new signature ‘cascading grille’ represents just one of many new premium styling features.

The all-new Azera will be available in Korea within the next month.

2016 Hyundai Azera

Previously refreshed in late 2015, the Hyundai Azera was fitted with new convenience driving technologies, a more efficient powertrain, modern design and a touch of premium features. The Convenience driving technologies package consists of Smart Cruise Control with Stop/Start capability and Electronic Parking Brake.

Based on Hyundai Fluidic Sculpture design, the 2016 Azera takes up a unique, undulating belt-line that allows for a long, sleek roofline, accented by the third window and wraparound LED taillights. At the front fascia, there’s the winged chrome grille, HID headlights, along with LED fog lights.

Over to the profile, the premium sedan features a monoform side and flowing lines that connects to the rear quarter panel. Large diameter multi-spoke wheels, 18-inch or 19-inch, complete the athletic poise of the 2016 Azera. .

Interior-wise, the Hyundai Azera continues elegant attributes of its exterior with a nifty center stack and instrument panel to form a dual cockpit.

The 2016 Hyundai Azera utilizes Lambda II 3.3-liter direct injected V6 engine (small displacement for V6), which churns a best-in-class output of 88.8 horsepower per liter. The powertrain comprises of the six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC manual control.