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Hyundai wants in the limo business, offers fleet incentives for the Genesis and Equus

Those in the livery and limo business should watch out as Hyundai is entering this segment with very attractive incentives. Just last week, Hyundai was at the International LCT Show in Las Vegas to make a pitch to coachbuilders and livery operators. This niche market is dominated by Cadillac’s Escalade and Lincoln’s Town Car.

The LCT show (which stands for limousine, charter and tour operators) is a yearly event that is considered the biggest convention in the world for this segment.

At this show, automakers will present models; conversions are shown by coachbuilders, and those in the livery business go to place orders. News in this industry is covered by LCT's trade magazine and Web site, which recently reported that Hyundai introduced its Genesis and Equus sedans at the LCT show.

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Hyundai Equus Stretch Edition a.k.a. Limousine brakes cover

Hyundai Motor Co. revealed today the long wheelbase edition of the Equus flagship sedan, planning to take on the Lexus LS460L and the Mercedes-Benz S500L.

As you can see from the photos, the stretched edition of the Hyundai Equus offers several upgraded features from the normal sedan version and this including differentiated exterior designs and longer overall length.

The Equus Limousine, as it is named in Korea offers a new level of interior volume: longer than major competitors by as much as 310 mm and with backseat legroom as much as 376 mm longer.

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Klassen is offering to convert the Rolls-Royce Cullinan into a long-wheelbase model

Once considered the most anticipated sports utility vehicle in the world, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan was the brand’s first SUV. Since it was launch, the ultra-luxurious SUV has been exceeding the Rolls-Royce sales expectations. Now, the Cullinan is made more opulent with a stretched wheelbase version as created by German company Klassen.

Tagged as the Rolls-Royce of SUVs, the Cullinan is meant to appeal to wealthy customers looking for a potent, ultra-luxurious yet highly practical SUV. But the people at Klassen know that ultra-rich people see luxurious mobility as being driven, not being behind the wheel. Thus, cabin space is of utmost importance to them, and luxurious cars with long wheelbase are heavily preferred. Klassen seeks to redefine the opulence of the Cullinan by creating a long-wheelbase version.

Klassen is not new to stretching high-end vehicles. In fact, creating long wheelbase models is its specialty. It has already created long wheelbase version of a number of luxury models, such as the Bentley Bentayga, Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, Mercedes G-Class and the Range Rover Autobiography. With the Rolls-Royce Cullinan tagged as an ultra-luxurious SUV, there is nothing that can prevent Klassen from giving this model a long-wheelbase makeover.

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Vladimir Putin’s 850 hp limo debuts at his inauguration

A week ago, we spoke of the Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s up-and-coming limo that was scheduled to make its debut during his inauguration. And we weren’t disappointed when the massive limo finally was presented. The limo is actually how we imagine a hybrid of a Mercedes-Benz S Class and a Rolls-Royce Phantom would be like.

Putin’s limo is referred to with the code name Kortezh or cortege in English (which directly means entourage or procession). The front fascia features a large chrome grille with vertical slats that accentuate the limo’s considerable size. It features rectangular headlights that evoke an image of the Chrysler 300. As you move onto the back, the rear glass flows back to a long tail, and the taillights look a lot like those on the S-Class.

Unsurprisingly, we don’t have much technical information about Putin’s limo, for obvious reasons. But according to sources, the limo uses a turbocharged V12 with 850 horsepower (634 kilowatts) that was achieved with assistance from Porsche engineering. The engine works with a Russian-designed nine speed automatic gearbox. Under the Kortezh’s skin, we expect an abundance of armour, communication, and security technology.

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One thing that the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin will really need would be a vehicle that isn’t only comfortable, but one that will also protect him from the most brutal attacks. And that’s why his new luxury limousine had to go through a long development and testing period. And after many sessions of crash testing, Putin’s ride is finally ready to drive him around the country.

Denis Manturov, Russia’s trade minister, told national daily newspaper Russia Today, that the president’s new vehicle will be spotted in action at Putin’s presidential inauguration on May 7. There is no better way to form a new government and denounce your western rivals from a position of luxury and comfort.

Before the end of the month, Putin’s car is scheduled to be delivered to the Kremlin. The newly re-elected Russian premier is said to have been closely involved in the project, even finding the time to get out of the office and drive earlier versions of the vehicle.

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Tesla has been stirring up media attention lately with their upcoming Model 3 and upgraded Model S. But wait, there’s more. Tesla has been focused on increasing production. That’s well and good but recently though, there was plenty of buzz created about a soon-to-be-released one-off modified Model S that captured the interest of so many people in the industry.

We don’t blame them. The idea of a stretched XL Model S limousine sounds great to us. This limousine project is said to be inspired by environmental reasons rather than a commercial one. Actually, Tesla hasn’t yet released any comment about this independent undertaking.

Although if you ask us, there isn’t any downside to converting this electric-powered sedan into an environment-friendly limousine. Tesla would likely even be flattered with all the attention. California-based custom limousine builder Big Limos is presently up and about creating this one of a kind masterpiece.

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Audi has always put their customers first and has prioritized their needs, whether the purpose is for safety or comfort. The brand is even known for sometimes giving in to what can be considered as bizarre requests. One such example is a European customer’s request for a king-sized version of the Audi A8 L. Yes, cars also go in the same sizes as beds but what’s interesting is why this particular customer wanted a larger Audi A8 L.

Of course, Audi conceded and created the six-door Audi A8 L Extended. The Audi A8 L Extended is Audi’s very first version of a king-sized sedan. With a length of 6.36 meters and weight of 2,418 kilograms, this six-seater king-sized sedan offers top-class comfort in every aspect.

It took almost a year for Audi’s engineers to develop this exceptionally long sedan. Most of the challenges came from safety and rigidity as well as the styling of its extra-large body. An Audi Space Frame design made of aluminum was used for the production model’s body, resulting to a low weight.

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Recently, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been under fire over an alleged money laundering scandal. The Russian President is linked to a suspected $2 billion offshore bank transaction involving some of his associates. It was revealed by a set of confidential documents called the “Panama Papers” that Bank Rossiya was doing a billion-dollar operation in behalf of some of Putin’s associates.

The documents show how money of as much as $2 billion was channelled through the offshore accounts of some of the Russian president’s closest friends. Even if Putin was not part of the transactions, he is still under fire because of his association to these people.

However, it seems like the Russian president is in no way affected by these controversies. Or it would seem that just like the rest of us, Putin likes to do some shopping to relieve stress. Just recently, it was unveiled that the Russian president is to receive a new Kortezh limo from the first batch of Cortege cars according to Industry and Trade Minister Denis Maturov’s announcement.

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Bentley has unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show the Mulsanne Grand Limousine by Mulliner. Longer (by around 1 meter) and taller (by around 79 mm) than the Bentley Mulsanne, the Mulsanne Grand Limousine by Mulliner is a representation of ultimate exclusivity, comfort, luxury, refinement and craftsmanship.

To match its augmented dimensions, the Mulsanne Grand Limousine by Mulliner comes with a fully engineered powertrain and transmission as well as a re-engineered chassis and suspension.

All Bentley vehicles are special, and Mulliner could even make them more extraordinary as it works to fulfill the requirements of the marque’s most discerning customers.

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The 2014 Equus is now 3 percent or $1,750 more expensive than the previous model. Hyundai is raising the prices of the 2014 Equus to reflect additional standard equipment now available on the sedan, as it now features a revised grille, bumper, instrument panel and LED fog lights. The starting price for the Signature trim line is $61,920, including $920 for shipping while the base price for the Ultimate model is $68,920, including shipping.

Hyundai is expecting the Signature line to account for around 70 percent of 2014 Equus volume. Hyundai launched the Equus in late 2010 to provide a new offering that is at least $10,000 less costly than the Lexus LS, Mercedes-Benz S class and other large luxury sedans.

The luxury sedan is sold in a separate showroom within 400 of Hyundai’s 826 dealerships in the United States. For those will avail of the sedan, they could receive perks like free loaner vehicles for oil changes and vehicle repairs.

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Hermes was tasked to customize an extended Hyundai Equus sedan, which was launched at the Seoul auto show. This project is proof of Hyundai’s continuing aim to have an upmarket appeal. The interior uses premium materials. In fact, its cabin is covered by leather that is of the same quality and workmanship as Hermes’ Birkin leather bags that have a price tag of between $9000 and $15,000.

A special top coating is used for the exterior. Hyundai is hopeful that the one-off Equus will appeal to the ultra-wealthy around the world.

Hermes has customized just three Equus sedans for Hyundai. It can be recalled that five years ago, Prada had customized three Genesis luxury sedans, which debuted in downtown Seoul in a glass tower that was specially built.

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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.

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The 2014 Hyundai Equus full-sized sedan will feature more-refined interior materials and an improved ride, according to the South Korean carmaker. Hyundai Motor America chief executive John Krafcik said via Twitter that the 2014 Equus will also receive 19-inch “turbine-spoke” rims.

Hyundai said in a statement that the new Equus will also bear changes in its exterior and interior design details, driver displays and safety technologies. The Equus is considered as the carmaker’s most expensive nameplate for 2013 model year, with its high-line Ultimate trim level having a price of over $67,000, including shipping.

Hyundai, however, has yet to divulge pricing details for the 2014 Equus models. Hyundai started selling the Equus in the United States as its flagship vehicle in the fall of 2010, venturing into prestige territory. Hyundai decided not to create a separate brand and dealer network for the Equus and its other premium vehicles, the Genesis sedan and coupe.

Read the entire article 2014 Hyundai Equus Facelift teased ahead of 2013 New York Auto Show

Hyundai Motor Company has launched the facelifted Equus in Korea. The styling and features of the Hyundai’s top flagship sedan have been upgraded so that it could be more competitive globally in the luxury segment. The Equus, which uses the Centennial in some markets, made its debut in 1999 while the second generation came in 2009.

Hyundai made use of the reactions of its target customers to determine the changes for the facelifted Equus. The vehicle is aimed at a group of busy leaders who are concerned about their social status but still need functional space and features. Hyundai improved different aspects of the first generation Equus, such as design, performance and convenience features.

The new Equus features a more refined and modern appearance with less chrome on the front bumper, some newly designed wheels and LED rear combination lamps.

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If you believe that the upcoming wagon version of the Fiat 500 is not big enough, then take a look at this. The car you see in the photos is the creation of Carrozzeria Castagna Milano and it is named the Fiat 500 Limo. The theme of the vehicle is the classic American limousine and due to this, the subcompact Fiat 500 has been stretched to reach 5.32 meters, in order to offer plenty of space even for Shaquille O’Neal.

The vehicle is offered in two versions: LimpCity and LimoSun. As expected, the LimoCity is the closed version of the vehicle and offers a new set of rear doors, which can be opened at the push of a button as they slide to the rear of the car. The LimoSun is the landaulet version of the vehicle and it is based on the Fiat 500 Convertible.

Apparently, the Italian coachbuilder is planning to build these types of cars for the beach resorts and the Middle East. Carrozzeria Castagna Milano also revealed the fact that it is working on the LimoCity President, and electric version of the Fiat 500 limousine that is powered by two electric motors that can push it to a top speed limited to 100 mph or 160 km/h and has a range of 250 km or 155 mph.

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Observers noted the irony of North Korea's Kim Jong Il being brought to his final resting place on a 1975 or 1976 Lincoln Continental limousine hearse. He was known for his opposition to U.S. capitalism and yet, there are reports that he was a closet fan of American culture. It is believed that his collection of Hollywood films amounted to over 20,000 movies.

With many mourners on the side of the road, a procession of Lincoln luxury limos passed.

On the first Lincoln limousine is where Kim’s flag-draped coffin lies. The second had a giant poster with an image of the Dear Leader. And on the third limousine is a very big funeral wreath.

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Imperial Coachbuilders Inc. of Springfield, Mo., will start to build Leaf conversions this month with a focus on supplying zero-emission limos to environmentally-conscious fleet customers. It’s no simple task to stretch a Nissan Leaf that has a lithium ion battery module. Tom Catterson, Imperial's director of marketing, said that the first thing that the engineering staff had to do was dismantle a Leaf to determine where they could cut the car in half without obstructing the battery structure.

They found out that the saw line will zigzag across the car immediately at the back of the driver's seat. Weight is the other challenge.

With the Leaf's lightweight architecture, the battery could offer 80 to 100 miles of driving. But to build a stretch limo, Imperial would have to add space for four passengers at the rear. This means the addition of four feet of car with added weight and a shorter battery range.

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The Apple iPad won’t be offered anymore as the owners’ manual for the Hyundai Equus luxury car, according to a report from Drive On. Starting with the 2012 model year, there won’t be a free iPad that would be placed in its glove compartment.

These new cars will begin arriving in September. What owners can rely on when they need to look up information about their car is the paper version of the manual, according to spokesman Jim Trainor.

He explained that the iPads were part of a one-year promotion. The Equus started selling in the U.S. around one year ago.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named Hyundai’s Equus full-size flagship luxury sedan as a Top Safety Pick for 2011. The Equus’ pricier rivals have not been given the Top Safety Pick rating but that’s only because the IIHS has yet to conduct full tests on these luxury cars. To earn this reward, a vehicle needs to have a good rating for front, side, rollover, and rear crash protection. It also has to have electronic stability control.

It’s a known fact that tests on high-end luxury cars aren’t as frequent as other vehicles. The IIHS has given the current-generation Lexus LS a good rating in the front crash test but it has yet to be tested in the three other categories. To date, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not yet tested the Equus.

Similar to other models in its class, the Equus features a pre-collision warning system. Its nine airbags are fitted as standard and one option that’s offered is a lane departure warning system.

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With the Strand Craft Limousine Beach Cruiser, Swedish design firm Gray Design anticipates that it will be able to establish an entirely new market in the luxury sector. This limousine features services that most clients will probably only see in this model.

The Strand Craft Limousine is expected to appeal to luxury hotel chains that offer unique premium services. It features a glass roof at the rear and it offers a very high level of comfort as fine leather and wood finishes help in making its passengers relaxed.

In the summer, this limousine would be an ideal means of transportation with its canvas roof, chromed hubcaps and wooden inlays.

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