• Nov 2, 2006


The boys from Buick and their pimperific Lucernes will not be the dominant force in the 'executive' custom segment, if Hyundai has anything to do with it. The Korean automaker tapped, for the second time, L.A.-based K-Daddyz Kustoms to do what they do best to a new Azera and the results may give the Buick's barges a fair amount of competition.

The exterior gets the prerequisite paint job, courtesy of DuPont's Hot Hues, with additional airbrushing to bring it up a notch. The Azera also sports a custom sunroof with a vinyl top, suicide doors, billet mirrors and all the expected adornments to separate this whip from the Azera's normal clientele. Naturally, chromed dubs fill the wheels wells and a Universal Air Suspension air ride setup takes the bumps.

Inside, Infiniti Audio covers the A/V side of the things, with the rest of the interior getting a few subtle tweaks to bring it up to 'kustom' status.

Our man John Neff snapped the pics and confesses that, "I like it more than any of the Lucernes I've seen. Note to GM: 11 Lucernes is at least 10 too many."

More detailed pics are after the jump.





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      • 8 Years Ago
      Stunning but not surprised. Hyundai is a serious automaker.

      The lipstick pig thang is getting old.

      How bout: 'You can put glasses on a blind man but that don't mean he can see'?
      • 8 Years Ago
      There are some clever ideas here, and I love the two tone paint. But the flaw in the Azera, is that it looks like a warmed over Park Avenue, very 90's GM styling. It looks almost comical in it's attempt to be American premium luxury. The lines just bulge too much and overhang to wide. It is not a fresh design at all.
      Of course all the bling is sweet and clever, but the Lucerne wins Best in Show for sleeper four door, because of it's conservatively classic, Buick look.
      • 8 Years Ago
      What can you say after you say you're sorry?
      • 8 Years Ago
      no matter how you slice it this is a bad ass car when did hyundai and bad ass become synonomus???? keep it up hyundai very nice
      • 8 Years Ago
      you know its funny to me to read comments posted by people in these types of forums, see you have a bunch of buddies who make commments and then try to one up each other with the next comment ,it does not lend any type of legitamacy to this forum, look Im not saying you have to like hyundais new cars but give valid reasons why. I think the car has an awesome look very sleek and classy and I think it does out do the buick lucernes this year. Wether it hits your paticular demographic or not, it is simpily one variation of what could be done to this vehicle GREAT JOB
      • 8 Years Ago
      Huggy-Bear,your car has arrived.
      • 8 Years Ago
      OH MY GAWD....this car should bring countless DOZENS into a Hyundai showroom, who might not otherwise take the brand seriously. (Please note heavy duty sarcasm.)

      Can a car be said to have a vinyl roof if the ONLY part of the roof that IS vinyl...is the sunroof?

      And finally...the remark: "GM 11 Lucernes is at least 10 too many..."

      NOTE to Hyundai...1 custom Azera is 1 too many, when it looks like this.
      • 8 Years Ago
      wow do we have a bunch of big three lovers in the house or what, maybe just hyundai haters ,whatever the case may be face it, while detroit is about to fall off the face of the map; our boys at hyundai have stepped it up, and would appear to be here for good. As far as the azera it is a little over the top for a 50 + guy like my self, but that doesnt mean its not cool as hell face it the sema show is all about the bling , take it from someone who was at the sema show the amout of people who surrounded that car everytime I passed it would tell me that k-daddyz and hyundai know exactly what there doing, oh yeah just look at every sema show site on the web and ill be damned if the azera isnt on it, wether you love it or not, it did exactly what was needed CAUSED PEOPLE TO ADMIT HYUNDAIS CAN BE VERY COOL
      • 8 Years Ago
      Horrific. It looks like one of those cheap toy cars you buy your kid at the local drugstore, wheels and all.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Now that is ugly.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Sound to me like we have a bunch of jealous computer car guys I think your just mad because it doesnt resemble your video game race cars note the heavy sarcasim as for the azera you have to be blind not see that this might just be the coolest hyundai ever maybe if you guys had a car like this you would spend more time with females and less time with your computer
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hyundai Azera inspired by Kim Jong Il?
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