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Centennialnew
Limited
By James Ruppert2011-07-01
The Hyundai Coupe's mix of Ford Mustang and Ferrari comes together to create a very handsome small coupe, which many passers-by will struggle to recognise as a Hyundai.

Bracketed by the 10Best-winning Sonata (yes, we just said that) and the budget-luxe Genesis, the Hyundai Azera competes with other big front-wheel-drive sedans for the attention of a motoring sect committed to comfort. One of the oldest models in the Hyundai armory, the Azera went on sale in 2005 as a 2006 model.
For 2011, it receives a significant refresh that includes more power from its two V-6s (the 3.8-liter in the range-topping Limited tested here is up 20 hp, to 283), a six-speed automatic transmission in place of a five-speed unit, and a revised exterior that features new bumpers, a chrome grille, LED surrounds for the headlamps, and LED taillights. The result is a slightly classier look that is still as anonymous as a ghost writer—although recently revealed sketches of the next-generation Azera promise a dramatic look in line with Hyundai’s emergent styling philosophy.
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Although roomy and well-equipped, this model never earned much critical praise due to its blandness and mediocre handling. Although roomy and well-equipped, this model never earned much critical praise due to its blandness and mediocre handling. Although roomy and well-equipped, this model never earned much critical praise due to its blandness and mediocre handling.