Hyundai is ready to make a statement in the luxury cars segment with its new reveal, the 2011 Equus. The new Hyundai's flagship can easily join the competition of the most appreciated luxury sedans of the world.
The new sedan is developed on Hyundai's world-class rear-wheel-drive architecture and breaths premium in all levels, starting with its design lines and continuing with performance and advanced technologies.
The Equus is powered by the famous 4.6L Tau V8, capable of 385 HP with premium fuel or 378 with standard fuel. In terms of high tech the car features a lane departure warning system, electronic air suspension, smart cruise control and a Lexicon audio system. Equus presents a perfect 52/48 front-to-rear weight distribution which helps the driver to handle the vechicle easier.
The rear-wheel-drive architecture also helps to reduce interior noise, improves the drive and reduces the weight of the chassis's structure.
The powerful 4.6 L V8 engine, which received two times the prize for Ward's 10 Best Engine, in combination with a ZF 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC underlines the high performance of the new Equus, reaching 60 miles in less than 6.4 seconds.
The new MY2011 Hyundai Equus will be arriving at chosen dealerships this summer, with hopes that the luxury sedan will be able to redefine the concept of luxury for traditional premium vehicle buyers. Hyundai intends to match every aspect of luxury that other premium carmakers could offer in their sedans like performance, amenities, design, technology and ownership experience.
Thanks to its stiff yet lightweight body structure, the luxury sedan boasts of being able to deliver an improved ride and handling. This was achieved by using high-tensile steel in vital parts in the unibody, giving the Equus higher dynamic torsional rigidity and a lower body structure weight without sacrificing interior space.
Just like its rival luxury sedans, the Equus comes with technological features such as electronic air suspension, smart cruise control, lane departure warning system and a Lexicon audio system.
According to John Krafcik, president and chief executive of Hyundai Motor America, the Equus represents a higher level of Hyundais’ formula for intelligent luxury.
He said that the carmaker applied certain engineering lessons learned with Genesis. He remarked that by bringing a new level of customer experience, Hyundai could help people distinguish its definition of luxury from those of traditional premium brands.