Hyundai Will Drop The Azera From Its U.S. Lineup

Hyundai has announced plans to drop the Azera in the United States.

According to the automaker, the Azera has been a “successful” part of the company’s lineup for years as it offered a combination of style and comfort at an affordable price. However, Hyundai notes the car was facing stiff competition from the Sonata and the Genesis G80.

A mix of slowing sales and product overlapped pushed the company to decide to stop offering the Azera and simplify its lineup.

The 2017 Azera starts at $34,100 and is powered by a 3.3-liter V6 engine that produces 293 hp (218 kW) and 255 lb-ft (345 Nm) of torque. The car comes nicely equipped with leather upholstery, heated / ventilated front seats, and GPS navigation.

Despite all these features, Azera sales have dwindled as Carsalesbase reports the company only sold 4,942 units in the United States last year. For comparison, Buick sold 27,582 LaCrosse models in 2016 while Toyota sold 48,079 Avalons.

Besides announcing the decision to drop the Azera, Hyundai confirmed there will not be a 2018 Veloster. Instead, the vehicle will have a “long 2017 model year”, likely as a result of the redesigned model which is still under development.

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  • Mark S

    The should drop the Cadenza name instead.

    • diesel_vdub

      That is a Kia, same parent company but different brand.

  • TotallyDisqusted

    This is the problem with all of the top end Hyundais (and Kias now too). They come out with a new one every 5-10 years and then drop it for a new model.

    • bd

      What are you talking about?

      The G80 and G90 are replacements for the Genesis and Equus and the Azera has been discontinued in part due to the full-size, family sedan segment declining big time.

      • TotallyDisqusted

        XG>Azera>Genesis/Equus>Gxx

        All of them in a very short amount of time.

  • Nordschleife

    Though I am not shocked I always had an affinity for this Azera and unfortunately we won’t be seeing the new one here.

  • IFDU

    Here’s to hoping KIA drops the K900 as well.

    • Eythan Aldrich

      I have to disagree with that……

      • IFDU

        And you have every right to…..

  • Six Thousand Times

    You can still get the KIA Costanza, though, right?

  • bd

    A shame as the new Azera is much better all around vehicle, but inevitable as the full-size family sedan segment is going to the way of the Dodo.

  • hyper

    Well honestly we shouldn’t be surprised. The top if the line Sonata is close to the same size and looks better for a wee bit cheaper. I didn’t know they still made these, I never see one on the road new or old here in Vegas.

  • Infinite1

    Hyundai won’t drop the Sonata so the Azera has to go.

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