The premium full-sized Equus sedan has finally arrived in the showrooms of South Korea and more details were released by Hyundai. It has been made known that the Equus will come with two powerplant options of gasoline engines: the 3.8 liter V6 Lambda, which can generate 285hp and 358Nm of torque, or the 4.6 liter V8 Tau, which can produce 360hp and 439Nm of torque.
Although these numbers are strong enough, it is still no match against the triad of German premium brands: Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. This does not mean, however, that the Equus is devoid of any competitive elements.
Balanced ride is provided by the 5-link suspension paired with the Amplitude Selective Dampers (ASD) with the high-tech relief valve. It also comes with some technological treats such as the electric parking brake, lane-departure warning system, smart cruise control and a 3.5 inch monitor screen for the user info system.
The Korean sedan will come with four trims and will be priced beginning at 63.7 million Won (33,500 Euros) for the VS380 and the highest priced Equus is the VS460 at 105 million Won (55,850 Euros).
Available later this year will be an extended wheelbase variant with a 5.0-liter powerplant. The Hyundai Equus is set to be introduced in China and the Middle East in the last quarter of this year. Whether it will reach the European markets or not has not been confirmed.
The new 2010 Hyundai Equus sports a design that is not only confidently elegant but also attracts attention. Its front end features a subtle horizontal radiator grille as well as well-balanced HID headlamps with jeweled detailing.
The headlamps include LED turn signals, an adaptive front lighting system with white LED position lamps. Moreover, the fascia of the 2010 Hyundai Equus features bold lower air intakes. Customers who want an extra when parking or tackling blind corners and alleys in urban driving could avail of the optional forward-view cornering camera that will be integrated into the grille.
On the other hand, the rear end of the 2010 Hyundai Equus is provided with bold taillights and strong shoulders. It boasts of an inclusive look of precision achieved by the fully integrated asymmetrical exhaust tips as well as rear LED turn signal indicators.
The sides, meanwhile, have been refined and features character lines accentuating the rear fenders. There are remarkable elements inside the cabin of the new 2010 Hyundai Equus. Drivers and passengers alike would always look forward to riding the 2010 Hyundai Equus thanks to its luxuriously comfortable interior filled with innovative human technologies.
Luxury is heightened by the use of superior materials and excellent design layout. For instance, the 2010 Hyundai Equus features leather upholstery, leather-wrapped French-stitched instrument panel, natural wood trim and Alcantara headliner.
Moreover, the seats of the 2010 Hyundai Equus feature a design with plenty of width, great range of adjustment and adjustable driver thigh support as well as heated and cooled functionality. Interestingly, the seat backs and bottom cushions are equipped with thermoelectric devices for controlled heating, cooling and humidity.
Tall drivers – with heights of six feet and taller – won’t have to worry about getting enough leg and head room as there are plenty. In fact, the new Hyundai Equus offers more leg, head and shoulder room in the front and rear seats than the Lexus LS460.
An optional massaging driver seat is also available. As expected, the new 2010 Hyundai Equus features a driver's cockpit laden with an array of premium features and services like the Driver Information System (DIS) with navigation, HD Radio technology, XM Satellite Radio and hands-free Bluetooth telephone system.