2012 HYUNDAI AZERA
2012 Hyundai Azera is mid-size sedan on the engine options for the KDM version, which will continue to use the Grandeur nameplate. Recently, the South Korean automaker said that the Azera may get its North American debut at the New York Auto Show next April.
Hyundai has not announcements regarding the powertrain options for the North American version of the Azera, though likely it will be offered exclusively with V6 engines.
For the South Korea version of Azera, it will be offered with a choice of two naturally aspirated engines, both featuring direct-injection technology. The base model will be powered by the same 2.4-liter GDI four-cylinder gasoline unit found on the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima, while the flagship version will be motivated by a 3.0-liter GDi V6 delivering 270HP and 31.6 kg/m of peak torque.
The four-cylinder model will return an average fuel consumption of 12.8 km/lt (equal to 30.1 mpg US and 7.8 lt/100km), while the V6, 11.6 km/lt (27.3 mpg US or 8.6 lt/100km).
2010 IDRIES NOAH T2 CONCEPT
Idries Noah created T2 Concept: an eco-friendly hybrid electric supercar. This project has envisions the T2 Concept as, the “world’s fastest environmentally-friendly car”. Idries Noah is a South African designer, whose previous creations include the Audi R8-rivalling BMW M Sports Coupe and Dodge Viper-esque Project Fireblade.
Idries Noah estimates that the T2 Concept is good for a (imagined?) 0 to 60 mph (0 to 96 km/h) time of 4 seconds. T2 Concept powered by a 3.5-litre V6 engine mated to two electric motors for a theoretical total output of 469 hp (350 kw).