Η Hyundai χθες έδωσε το teaser video και σήμερα το παρουσίασε επίσημα στο Los Angeles. Ο λόγος για το νέο Azera, την Αμερικάνικη έκδοση του Κορεάτικου Grandeur και θα τοποθετηθεί ανάμεσα από τα Sonata και Genesis. Στιλιστικά φορά Xenon φωτιστικά σώματα μπροστά, LED πίσω, ενώ πατά πάνω σε 18″ ζάντες και διαθέτει διπλές απολήψεις των εξατμίσεων.

Στο εσωτερικό υπάρχουν δερμάτινες επενδύσεις, θερμαινόμενα καθίσματα, κρυφός φωτισμός και οθόνη αφής 7″ με σύστημα πλοήγησης. Στον επιπλέον εξοπλισμό συναντά κανείς πανοραμική οροφή, κλιματιζόμενα καθίσματα και 12 ηχεία.

Μηχανικά φορά έναν 3.3-λίτρων V6 GDI άμεσου ψεκασμού κινητήρα απόδοσης 297 ίππων με 345 Nm που συνδυάζεται με ένα 6-τάχυτο αυτόματο κιβώτιο. Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες μπορείς να βρεις στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtWLIk2J6ZA

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Hyundai Modernizes the Large Sedan With the All-New Azera

Fluidic Sculpture Design, Smart Technology, Performance and Safety

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Hyundai Motor America today introduced the all-new Azera in a North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Azera is the fifth vehicle to adopt the company’s signature Fluidic Sculpture design language. Tucson, Accent, Elantra, Sonata and Azera now all have a modern, sleek, sophisticated style, creating the illusion of constant motion. This flagship Fluidic Sculpture sedan also features a more powerful Lambda II 3.3-liter GDI engine, six-speed transmission, best-in-class combined fuel economy of 23 miles per gallon and a wide range of advanced safety equipment.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2012 AZERA

  • All-new second generation Azera with Fluidic Sculpture design
  • Powered by a new Lambda II 3.3-liter Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine and in-house six-speed automatic transmission
  • Horsepower: 293 at 6400 RPM
  • Best-in-class combined 23 mpg
  • Better combined fuel efficiency than Nissan Maxima, Ford Taurus, Lexus ES350 and Buick LaCrosse V6
  • Best-in-class specific output
  • Nine standard airbags – includes knee airbag
  • Impact-reducing front seat system
  • Standard VSM, ESC, TCS, ABS with Brake Assist and EBD
  • Best-in-class head and leg room for front-seat passengers
  • Standard 18-inch alloy wheels and optional 19-inch alloy wheels
  • HID Xenon headlights with LED accents
  • Segment-exclusive standard navigation system with rearview camera
  • Standard leather interior with heated front and rear seats
  • Bluetooth® hands-free phone system with voice recognition
  • Standard Blue Link telematics platform
  • Segment-first manual side window sunshades
  • Ventilated front seats

Azera is the seventh vehicle in Hyundai’s 24/7 version 2.0 product initiative (seven new models in 24 months), on the heels of the all-new Tucson, Sonata, Equus, Elantra, Accent and Veloster. The 2012 Azera represents a modern approach to the traditional large sedan segment by using an advanced powertrain, emotional design and luxury features offered with Hyundai’s strong value proposition. This approach has been successful for the other Fluidic Sculpture vehicles.

2012 AZERA MEETS THE MECHANICS OF FLIGHT

Azera’s Fluidic Sculpture design takes inspiration from the mechanics of flight. The exterior of the all-new Azera is long, light and low. The unique, undulating beltline allows for a long, sleek roofline accented by the third window and wraparound LED taillights. A monoform side profile includes flowing lines. The face is masculine with a large powerful chrome grille and HID headlamps that integrate precise details. The stance is completed by available 19-inch multi-spoke wheels. The elegant look continues inside where Hyundai has created an upscale ambiance, thanks to a flow-through center fascia and instrument panel. These flowing surfaces complement the exterior design and wrap around the driver and passengers.

ACCOMMODATING INTERIOR WITH STANDARD LEATHER

The 2012 Azera offers luxurious appointments that rival the finest premium competitor brands. It offers a roomy cabin with more than 45 inches of legroom and 40 inches of headroom for front-seat passengers.

Special attention has been paid to other interior details, such as an optional panoramic sunroof, which allows more natural light into the cabin and 3D Carbon interior accents. Ambient lighting compliments the vehicle’s modern appearance. Other unexpected luxury appointments include an electrochromic auto-dimming mirror with HomeLink® and power rear sunshade and manual rear side window shades. The side shades can be inconspicuously tucked away when not in use and no other car in the segment offers them.

Seats are extremely important in this segment. The 2012 Azera offers first-class seating assignments for all passengers. Leather seating surfaces are standard. A ten-way power driver and eight-way front passenger’s seats are standard equipment. The driver’s seat has an optional cushion extension and an integrated memory system for the seat, steering wheel and side mirrors. Azera’s climate and seat temperature controls keep occupants in total comfort.

  • Ventilated front seats (optional) – fans in the front seat back and bottom cushions circulate air through the perforated leather seats
  • Heated front and rear seats standard
  • Dual automatic climate control standard
  • Second row air vents standard
  • Cooled glove box standard

BEST-IN-CLASS SPECIFIC OUTPUT

There’s an old saying “there is no replacement for displacement.” Well, gasoline direct injection technology has changed the game. The Lambda II 3.3-liter GDI engine is the heart of the 2012 Azera. It produces a best-in-class specific output of 88.8 horsepower per liter, while having the smallest displacement V6 in the segment. This engine has a high-pressure direct injection system (over 2,200 psi), which dramatically increases power and torque, while reducing fuel consumption and emissions. This system eliminates the need for a large displacement V6 engine and increases the compression ratio from 10.4 to 11.5 for greater thermal efficiency and output. It also features all-aluminum construction, four valves per cylinder, piston cooling jets, roller timing chain, CrN Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating on the top ring chamfer and Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) for a broad power spread. A three-stage Variable Intake System (VIS) further broadens its power curve to improve the vehicle’s off-the-line acceleration and passing performance. EPA fuel economy estimates for the Azera are 20 mpg city / 29 mpg highway / 23 mpg combined.

The engine is mated to Hyundai’s six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual control. This transmission offers smooth shifts and a wide ratio spread that ideally suits the engine’s characteristics.

Azera’s powertrain also has an Active Eco mode, which modifies engine and transmission control for improved fuel economy that translates into more than a five percent improvement in real-world fuel economy.

OVERALL DIMENSIONS

The Azera rides on a 112-inch wheelbase, with an overall length of 193.3 inches and width of 73.2 inches. These exterior dimensions optimally size Azera between the Sonata and Genesis models.

WORLD-CLASS WEIGHT EFFICIENCY

World-class weight efficiency is a program target for all Hyundai models. This strategy delivers outstanding fuel economy and performance simultaneously. At just 3,605 pounds, Azera is more than 200 pounds lighter than the Buick LaCrosse (3,835 pounds) and more than 400 pounds lighter than the Ford Taurus (4,015 pounds). This priority on weight efficiency allows the Azera to deliver a great combination of agility, performance and fuel efficiency.

BALANCED STEERING AND SUSPENSION SOLUTIONS

The Azera is fitted with a MacPherson strut front suspension, coil springs and a 24 mm diameter front stabilizer bar. The sophisticated multi-link independent rear suspension enables precise geometry for a premium ride and engaging handling prowess. The capabilities of the advanced front and rear-suspension are maximized through Sachs Amplitude Selective Dampers (ASD), allowing tuning flexibility at smaller damper displacements. The ASD suspension provides:

  • Improved ride comfort with more body/wheel control
  • Increased driving comfort without compromised handling
  • Optimized road surface contact

Standard are 245/45R18 tires on 18-inch Hyper silver alloy wheels. There is an optional 19-inch Hyper silver alloy wheel fitted with 245/40R19 tire.

Advanced Standard Safety Technologies: PART OF HYUNDAI’S ASSURANCE COMMITMENT AND IT STARTS WITH THE SEATS

Azera has an exceptional level of standard safety features for the large car segment right down to the part people spend the most time in – the seats. Hyundai engineers have developed an impact-reducing seat system for the Azera. This seat system eliminates the need for active front head restraints and is expected to reduce head and neck injuries by 17 percent over the front seats in the previous generation Azera, which had active front head restraints. This result is achieved through optimization of seat back structure to further absorb impacts.

Azera has a Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system, which optimally manages ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and the Motor-Driven electric Power Steering (MDPS).

VSM works to control two effects. The first is when a driver accelerates or brakes on a split-mu surface (slippery on one side, dry pavement on the other) and the vehicle wants to pull in one direction. VSM detects this condition and sends a signal to the MDPS to apply steering assist. VSM counters the pull and automatically provides eight Newton meters of counter- steering. VSM reacts the same way during sudden lane changes or fast cornering.

Azera features nine airbags including dual front, front and rear seat-mounted side-impact, front and rear side curtain airbags and a driver’s knee airbag.

The Azera also features a state-of-the-art braking package. The package includes four-wheel disc brakes (12.6 inch front and 11.2 inch rear) and an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) including Brake Assist, which provides maximum braking force when a panic stop is detected, and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), to automatically adjust the braking force to front and rear axles based on vehicle loading conditions.

Additionally, Azera offers impressive passive safety features including a Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system for children’s seats and three-point seatbelts for all positions.

ADVANCED CONNECTIVITY AND STANDARD NAVIGATION

Standard navigation system with seven-inch screen Azera comes standard with three months of XM Satellite Radio Real-time XM NavTraffic, XM NAV Weather®, XM Sports Ticker and XM Stock Ticker Azera offers the clarity of digital HD Radio Technology from the factory Bluetooth hands-free phone system standard Standard auxiliary iPod/USB inputs

Touch-screen navigation with backup camera is standard on all Azeras. No other car in the segment offers navigation with a backup camera as standard equipment. This easy-to-use unit can be controlled via seven-inch WVGA touchscreen or voice-activation by a headliner-mounted microphone. The system features 8GB of flash memory and comes matched with a sound system that plays compact discs, accesses digital music files via Bluetooth streaming audio or allows driver and passengers to access their personal listening devices through the iPod/USB/auxiliary inputs. Bluetooth audio wirelessly streams music from select mobile phones to the head unit. Also, with a Bluetooth-enabled phone one can look up a local restaurant and call for reservations before plotting the route.

Azera is available with two audio systems. Standard is a Dimension AM/FM/Satellite Radio/CD/MP3 audio system with seven-speakers and iPod®/USB/auxiliary input jacks. An Infinity 550-watt, Logic 7 audio system with 12 speakers, including an eight-inch subwoofer and external amplifier is available. An XM Satellite Radio interface is also integrated into the head unit and features channel logos and XM Data services, such as XM NavWeather®, XM Stock Ticker and XM Sports Ticker. Azera also offers standard HD RadioTM technology.

A Bluetooth hands-free phone system with voice recognition, address book download and audio streaming is standard.

HYUNDAI BLUE LINK

Hyundai Blue Link telematics is standard on the Azera with a 90-day complimentary trial period. Blue Link can be accessed from the buttons on the rearview mirror inside the Azera, the web and via a smart phone. Blue Link is offered in three packages: Assurance, Essentials and Guidance.

“Blue Link combines safety, service and infotainment into a complete package that works to both help simplify Hyundai owners’ lives and reduce distracted driving,” said Barry Ratzlaff, director of customer satisfaction and service business development, Hyundai Motor America. “We’ve carefully studied how drivers rely on smart phones and navigation systems as an innovative link to the outside world. Blue Link brings that seamless connectivity directly into the car with technology like voice text messaging, POI web search download, turn-by-turn navigation, and monthly vehicle reporting. Our agent-assisted advanced voice recognition system offers a 21st century solution to performing POI searches in the vehicle. This unique and innovative approach enables Hyundai to deliver fast, accurate searches and downloads of POIs to vehicles without the unnecessary costs of traditional operator-only type systems of our competitors.”

More details on Hyundai Blue Link are available at www.HyundaiBlueLink.com.

COLOR PALETTE

Azera’s elegance is further brought to life through a bold color palette including Black Onyx Pearl, Porcelain White Pearl, Silver Frost Metallic, Smoke Gray Metallic, Hyper Silver Metallic, Venetian Red Pearl, Bronze Mist Metallic and Midnight Blue Pearl. Interior color choices are Camel, Graphite Black and Chestnut Brown.

ENGINE
Type Dual-CVVT (Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing) DOHC V6
Materials Aluminum block / aluminum cylinder heads
Displacement 3,342
Horsepower 293 @ 6,400 rpm
Torque 255 lb-ft @ 5,200 rpm
Bore & Stroke 92.0 × 83.8
Valves per cylinder 4
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
TRANSMISSION
6-speed electronic automatic with OD lock-up torque converter, shift lock and SHIFTRONIC® manual shift mode
Gear ratios
First 4.252:1
Second 2.654:1
Third 1.804:1
Fourth 1.386:1
Fifth 1.000:1
Sixth 0.772:1
Reverse 3.393:1
Final drive 3.041:1
SUSPENSION
Front MacPherson Strut SACHS ASD shock absorbers and 24-mm stabilizer bar
Rear Multi-link SACHS ASD shock absorber and 17-mm stabilizer bar
STEERING
Type Rack & pinion, power-assisted, engine-RPM-sensing
Overall Ratio 14.5:1
Turns, lock to lock 2.9
Turning circle (curb to curb) 36.5 ft.
BRAKES/TIRES/WHEELS
General Dual-diagonal, split circuit, power-assisted braking system
Front 12.6-in.
Rear 11.2-in.
ABS Four-wheel, four-channel, and four-sensor with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and TCS
Tires 18-inch wheels: P245/45R1819-inch wheels: P245/40R19
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase 112.0 in.
Overall length 193.3 in.
Overall width 73.2 in.
Overall height 57.9 in.
Track, front 18-inch wheels: 63.2 in.19-inch wheels: 63.1 in.
Track, rear 18-inch wheels: 63.3 in.19-inch wheels: 63.1 in
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Head room
Front (w/ sunroof) 40.3 in. (38.3 in.)
Rear (w/ sunroof) 37.6 in. (37.3 in.)
Leg room
Front 45.5 in.
Rear 36.8 in.
Shoulder room
Front 58.3 in.
Rear 56.4 in.
Hip room
Front 54.6 in.
Rear 54.2 in.
EPA passenger volume 107.0 cubic ft.
EPA cargo volume 16.3 cubic ft.
EPA total volume 123.3 cubic ft.
CAPACITIES
Fuel 18.5 gallons
Oil 6.3 quarts
Coolant 5.2 quarts
Transmission 8.2 quarts
CURB WEIGHT
Curb 3,605 – 3,825 lbs
GVWR 4,785 lbs
EPA FUEL ECONOMY

City

Highway

Combined

3.3L

20 mpg

29 mpg

23 mpg

n standard o optional — not available

FUNCTIONAL FEATURES

3.3L

Body construction:
High tensile steel unibody

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Engine:
3.3-liter GDI DOHC 24-valve V6

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Steering:
Rack & pinion, power-assisted, engine-RPM-sensing

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Suspension:
Front: MacPherson Strut SACHS ASD shock absorbers and stabilizer bar (24 mm)

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Rear: Multi-link SACHS ASD shock absorber and stabilizer bar (17 mm)

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Transmission/drive system:
6-speed electronic automatic with OD lock-up torque converter, shift lock and SHIFTRONIC® manual shift mode

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Front wheel drive

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EXTERIOR FEATURES
Headlights, jeweled projector-lens with LED accent lighting

n

Headlights, HID Xenon

o

Center High Mount Stop Lamp (CHMSL) LED type

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Front fog lights

n

Automatic light control w/ delay off feature

n

Manual-folding side mirrors, bodycolor with turn signal indicators

n

Side mirrors, heated with timer

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Bumper, bodycolor

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Grille, chrome

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Chrome bodyside moldings

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Chrome window belt molding

n

Door handles, chrome-insert

n

Power tilt-and-slide panoramic glass sunroof

o

Solar control glass

n

Front windshield, 2-speed with variable intermittent, speed sensitive

n

Integrated chrome-tipped dual rear exhaust

n

TIRES & WHEELS
P245/45R18 tires

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18 x 7.5J Hyper silver aluminum alloy

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P245/40R19 tires

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19 x 8.0J Hyper silver aluminum alloy

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Compact spare tire

n

INTERIOR FEATURES
Air conditioning with cabin air filter

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Heater

n

Floor console-mounted rear vents

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Dual fully automatic temperature climate control

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Rear window defroster, electronic with timer

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Roof trim, cloth

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3D carbon insert interior accents

n

Door sill scuff plates (premium metalgrain)

o

Door trim, simulated leather inserts

n

Door handles, chrome

n

Door armrest, integrated

n

Door pockets with bottle holder

n

Sunvisors with illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror

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Leather-wrapped shift knob

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Premium cut-pile floor carpeting

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Carpeted floor mats

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Leather-wrapped steering wheel

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Tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel with audio controls, cruise controls, and Bluetooth phone controls

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Power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel

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INTERIOR ILLUMINATION
Central dome light with delay

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Front map lights

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Rear-reading lights, center-mounted

n

Glove compartment light, cargo area light

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Illuminated ignition key cylinder surround

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I/P switch illumination (hazard)

n

Illuminated all window switches

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CONVENIENCE FEATURES
IMS (Integrated Memory System): Driver’s seat, steering wheel, and side mirrors memory system

o

Cruise control

n

Trip computer (average fuel economy and speed, range to empty, trip timer and trip distance)

n

Power windows with front auto-up/down with pinch protection

n

Remote fuel door, hood and trunk release

n

Power door locks, auto-locking availability

n

Remote keyless entry system w/ integrated fob, alarm, and panic

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Front center console, fixed armrest storage box (dual tier)

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Cooled glovebox compartment

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Dual cupholders, front center console-mounted

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12-volt outlets (2), center stack-mounted/front and rear center console-mounted

TBD

Assist grips (3)

TBD

Rear coat hanger (1)

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Rearview mirror, electrochromic auto-dimming with compass

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HomeLink® integrated transceiver (located on inside rearview mirror)

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Power rear sunshade

o

Manual side window sunshades

o

SEATS
Leather seating surfaces

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Front seats, multi-adjustable bucket

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Seatback pockets

n

Driver’s seat power adjustable lumbar support

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10-way power driver’s seat

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8-way power passenger seat

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Heated front seats (adjustable temperature control)

n

Ventilated front seats

o

Driver’s seat cushion extension

o

Rear seat, 60/40 split fold-down w/ out board head restraints

n

Rear center armrest with dual cupholders

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Heated rear seats

n

SAFETY/SECURITY FEATURES
Vehicle Stability Management

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Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)

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Electronic Stability Control (ESC) System with Traction Control System (TCS)

n

 Brake Assist

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Occupant Classification System (OCS)

n

Advanced front airbags (2)

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Driver and front passenger side-impact airbags (2)

n

Rear outboard, side-impact airbags (2)

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Side curtain airbags, roof-mounted (front and rear passengers) (2)

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Driver’s knee airbag (1)

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Impact reducing front seats

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Front 3-point seat belts w/ adjustable shoulder belt height

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Front seatbelt pretensioners and force limiters

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Rear 3-point seat belts

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Lower Anchors and Upper Tether Anchors (LATCH)

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Power window lock-out button

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Energy-absorbing steering column

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Front and rear crumple zones

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5-MPH bumpers

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Hood buckling creases and safety stops

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Bodyside reinforcements

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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

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Shift interlock system

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Tamper-proof door lock key cylinder

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Steering wheel locks when key is removed

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Anti-theft engine immobilizer

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Anti-theft system integrated with remote keyless entry and panic

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Emergency internal trunk release

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INSTRUMENTATION
Meters/Gauges: Speedometer, tachometer, coolant temperature, fuel level, odometer, trip odometer, eco guide and electroluminescent display

n

Indicators: PRND, cruise control, turn signal/hazard, high beam, ESC/TCS and Eco

n

Warning lights: Oil pressure, charge, door ajar, airbag, seatbelt, low fuel, trunk lid open, brake, check engine, TPMS and ABS

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Warning chimes: Seatbelt

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Adjustable blue illumination level

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AUDIO SYSTEM
Autonet AM/FM/SiriusXM/CD/MP3 audio system with Dimension speakers (Max. TBD W)

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Autonet audio system with TBD Infinity® speakers (Max. 550 W)

o

iPod®/USB auxiliary input jacks

n

HD RadioTM Technology w/ multicasting

n

NAVIGATION SYSTEM
High-resolution 7-in. touchscreen display

n

TELEMATICS
Blue LinkTM

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OPTIONAL FEATURES
Technology Package includes 19-inch alloy wheels & tires (P245/40R19), panoramic sunroof, HID Xenon headlights, power rear sunshade, manual side window sunshades, Infinity 12 speaker Logic7 audio system with subwoofer and external amplifier, power adjustable tilt & telescopic steering column, IMS( power driver’s seat, exterior mirrors, and steering column), driver’s seat cushion extension, ventilated front seats, rear parking assistance sensors, interior ambient lighting

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  • mech.al.

    kai pou metadidetai i kinisi?? oute pou to anaferoun!

    • hellboy

      Front wheel drive.το γραφει στο δελτιο τυπου