Hyundai announced today that the 2011 Equus will be priced from $58,000 (Equus Signature), while the top-of-the-line Equus Ultimate will cost you $64,500 - $900 freight charge not included.
According to the manufacturer, every Equus will be offered as standard with "At Your Service," Hyundai's revolutionary approach to the luxury ownership experience that provides complimentary valet service and covers all maintenance needs for 5 years or 60,000 miles. The new car will hit the U.S. dealerships in December.
Some of the key standard features of the Equus Signature include the 4.6-liter DOHC Tau V8 engine mated to a Six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC, Electro-Hydraulic Power Steering (EHPS), Electronically controlled air suspension with Continuous Damping Control (CDC) as well as 19-inch chrome alloy wheels and Four-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and EBD.
A two-time Ward's 10 Best Engine winner, Hyundai's Tau 4.6-liter V8 engine is tuned to 385 hp of max output and 333 lb.-ft. of peak torque -- 378 hp and 324 lb.-ft. using regular fuel – allowing the 2011 Hyundai Equus to sprint from nil to 60 miles per hour in less than 6.4 seconds. This power is supported by an electronically controlled air suspension that allows the Equus to challenge a wide variety of road surfaces drivers.
Furthermore, the new 2011 Hyundai Equus offers precise wheel control as made possible by its five-link front and rear suspension geometry. This geometry is optimized through Continuous Damping Control (CDC). The new Equus rides on standard 19-inch chrome alloy wheels staggered width (P245/45R19 front P275/40R19 rear) tires.
Stopping power for the new Hyundai Equus comes courtesy of large four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with Brake Assist and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD). The 13.6-inch front rotors feature four-piston fixed calipers while the rear brakes come with 12.4-inch rotors with single floating piston calipers.
Furthermore, the car comes with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with TCS and Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system with pre-collision warning, nine airbags, Electronic active front head restraints with power controls, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Fog lights and automatic headlights, Smart Cruise Control, Apple iPad interactive owner's manual, Electroluminescent cluster (Supervision) with 3.5-inch TFT LCD screen, Electronic parking brake with automatic vehicle hold and 608-watt Lexicon 7.1 Discrete surround-sound audio system with 17 speakers.
The Equus Ultimate adds 50/50 split rear seats (four-passenger seating) with reclining function, First-class passenger-side rear seat: leg support and massage system, Rear-seat entertainment system with eight-inch monitor, Thermoelectric rear center console refrigerator, Forward-view cornering camera, Power trunk lid and Rear-seat illuminated vanity mirrors.