Hyundai Azera dropped from U.S. lineup for 2018
Hyundai has announced that its premium Azera sedan will no longer be sold here in America after the 2017 model year. Recent enhancements to Hyundai’s own Sonata as well as the arrival of the Genesis G80 and G90 models have seen Azera sales tumble rather precipitously in this market, as first-half volume in 2017 was less than 1,800 units.
The Azera wasn’t the only Hyundai impacted as part of this corporate effort to simplify the lineup and concentrate on broadening the appeal of more popular core models. Hyundai also confirmed that the all-new 2018 Hyundai Accent will only be offered in a sedan configuration and that the hatchback body style was being dropped. This corporate rethink also touches the sporty Veloster hatchback model that will carry on through an extended 2017 model year before giving way to an all-new 2019 iteration early next year.
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