Hyundai unveiled Wednesday its 2014 Hyundai Equus flagship sedan at the New York Auto Show. Hyundai endowed the refreshed Equus with enhancements in almost all aspects. The exterior of the 2014 Hyundai Equus now has thinner front grille bars while its front fascia now has lower air-inlet openings, with the headlights sporting a jeweled design.
The LED fog lamps comes as standard. The sedan also sports new 19-inch turbine-style wheels with a polished silver finish. The interior of the 2014 Equus receives a redesigned instrument panel and center stack, now having a new button iconography for easier feature recognition. The 2014 Equus’ steering wheel now comes with new buttons and icons.
Rear passengers receive a new console layout that comes with available 9.2-inch seatback video screens. The suspension of the 2014 Equus received a rework, improving its ride and handling attributes. According to Hyundai, the Equus’ normal mode is now more comfortable while its sport mode is sportier with the air suspension.
Hyundai also revised the front suspension bushings and added a snow mode for better control during the winter season. Signature models receive larger LCD screens at seven inches while Ultimate models get a 9.2-inch LCD monitor. The sedan’s climate control offers three zones for occupants while its cruise control system can fully stop the car before continuing on.
Ultimate models feature an automatic power door closer. The 2014 Equus is powered by a 5.0-liter Tau V-8 engine, providing up to 429 hp of output and 376 lb-ft of torque on premium fuel. The V-8 engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox that comes as standard.
The 2014 Equus boasts of fuel economy of 15 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. According to Hyundai, the Equus ownership experience will continue with at-home vehicle demonstrations, a five-year, 60,000-mile warranty and an interactive owner's manual application for the iPad.