Hyundai pulls the wraps off of its new 2012 Azera large sedan at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. To my eye, the newest Hyundai looks quite a bit like the new Toyota Camry.

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LED halos around the headlamp projectors and an LED eyebrow give the impression that Hyundai is also aping BMW and Audi with its new large sedan.

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Hyundai calls this its "most dramatic example yet" of its Fluidic Sculpture design language, which is odd in the wake of vehicles like the Veloster and new Genesis Coupe.

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Power comes from a 3.3-liter GDI V-6 engine that outputs 293 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy is rated at 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.

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From afar, the Azera does do a good job of hiding its mass and looking like a smaller car.

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Inside, the Azera will be available with Hyundai's full suite of infotainment technologies, including Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming, iPod and USB connectivity, and the Blue Link telematics platform.

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The Azera features standard leather trim with heated front and rear seats. Ventilation for the front buckets is optional.

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Hyundai's USB and auxiliary input cluster should be familiar to readers of any of our previous Hyundai vehicle reviews.

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LED taillamps punctuate the Azera's rear end.

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Panoramic moonroofs are all the rage these days and the Azera can be optioned to feature one.

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The Azera slots into Hyundai's lineup between the Sonata and Genesis Sedan models.

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