2011 Hyundai Equus. Click image to enlarge
2011 Hyundai Equus
New York, New York – Hyundai has presented its all-new flagship sedan, the 2011 Equus, at the New York International Auto Show. The company said it will compete with the best luxury sedans in the world on all levels when it arrives at select Hyundai dealerships late in the summer.
“Equus takes Hyundai’s formula for intelligent luxury to a new level,” said John Krafcik, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. “We’ve applied the lessons in engineering excellence we’ve learned with Genesis to the Equus, while adding a new level of customer experience that will further differentiate our take on luxury from the traditional premium brands.”
The rear-wheel drive Equus uses a 4.6-litre V8 engine that will produce an estimated 385 horsepower using premium fuel, and 378 horsepower on regular fuel. The new model will showcases such features as a lane departure warning system, electronic air suspension, smart cruise control and a Lexicon audio system. It uses the lengthened Genesis platform and has a 52/48 front-to-rear weight distribution for refined handling and steering characteristics.
Features include leather upholstery, Alcantara headliner, natural wood trim, French-stitched instrument panel, heated and cooled seats, nine airbags, HD radio technology, and navigation system.