Thursday, August 5, 2010


Hyundai has revealed some additional engineering and feature information on their all new 2011 Equus. The Equus is being offered with two configurations, The Equus Signature and the Equus UltimateThe Equus Signature will feature a 385 horsepower Tau® V8 engine, a 608-watt Lexicon® audio system with 17 speakers, electronically controlled air suspension with continuous damping control, Vehicle Stability Management with pre-collision warning, Smart Cruise Control, HID headlamps, front and rear parking assistance system with rearview camera, premium leather seating, Alcantara suede headliner, driver seat massage, heated and cooled front seats, heated wood and leather steering wheel, and numerous other premium technologies and features. 

The Equus Ultimate will have features that are typically found only in low-volume special-order luxury sedans with six-figure price tags, including a forward-view parking and cornering camera, power deck lid, reclining rear seats with powered headrests, cooled rear seats, rear seat massage and leg support, rear seat refrigerator and a rear seat entertainment system.

Per Hyundai Motor’s president and CEO the Equus Signature will show off the technology and content of a fully optioned flagship model from either Lexus or BMW and while the Equus Ultimate will deliver a specification approached only by the competitors which are low-volume and special ordered models.The Equus is Hyundai’s flagship rear-wheel drive sedan with innovative new technology of the VSM or Vehicle Stability Management system, which will manage the ESC, the electronic parking brake, smart cruise control, the collision warning sensor and the seatbelt tensioning system for optimal safety. The seatbelt tensioning system works through sensors, which will detect critical driving situations as well as retract the seatbelts accordingly to prevent any passenger movement. The Equus’ dynamic safety package is further enhanced by the Lane Departure Warning System and driver’s knee airbags.

As far as safety, the Equus will also have power rear side-window sunshades, a heated steering wheel, power trunk lid, dual power, heated and cooled front seats, rain-repelling front side windows, a thermoelectric rear console refrigerator, 60/40 split power reclining rear seats and electronically-controlled Air Suspension with dual-mode Continuous Damping Control.

There will be new driver information technologies that will make their debut in the Equus. The driver and passengers should keep an eye on the Equus’ numerous electronic systems throughout the 3.5-inch TFT LCD vehicle information monitor. The Equus will also include a feature of forward-view cornering camera and a parking guide system with both top view and rear view perspectives. 

Hyundai’s Tau V8, is being rated one of world’s “Ten Best Engines” for two consecutive years. It is a strong technological building block for Equus.  Joined by an unrivaled standard feature list including Smart Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning System, a heated steering wheel, power reclining rear seats, heated rear seats and a 608-watt Lexicon 7.1.  It will boast a discrete surround sound audio system with 17 speakers. Equus Ultimate will add first-class rear seating along with other focused rear compartment features that will only be found on low-volume special-order competitive models.

Hyundai’s Equus Ultimate will take the luxury directive of the Equus Signature and will be enhanced with a package of high end amenities that will be new to this price class. In the rear, the power-adjustable right-side seat provides passengers a generous 84 degrees of leg support, with the capability to move the front passenger seat forward and out of the way for full leg extension. The Equus Ultimate will replace the 60:40 rear seat of the Equus Signature with a 50:50 power reclining seating configuration.

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