At the 2013 New York Auto Show Hyundai revealed a new ad refreshed version of its flagship luxury saloon, the Equus. The Korean Mercedes S-Class rival only get some mild update over the last year’s model. If you want an all-new Hyundai luxury sedan, you have to wait for the new Genesis.
On the outside the Equus comes with a revised front bumper and grille, new side mirrors, and new graphic for the tail lights, new 19-inch turbine design wheels, standard fog lights and a new exterior color called Night Shadow Brown.
Interior changes are more substantial, as you get a completely redesigned instrumental panel and center stack, new gear lever, new rear seat center console controls, revised steering wheel design, and new choices of trims including ultra-premium genuine wood and ivory leather.
As for the technicalities, you still get the same 5.0 liter TAU V8 with 430 horsepower, but you do get a revised suspension setup, and three driving modes; sport, normal, and snow. Where the new Equus really shines is in terms of technology features.
It comes with Assurance Connected Care & Blue Link – an all-in-one blend of infotainment and safety systems – three zone climate control, smart cruise control with stop/start, dual 9.2-inch rear seat entertainment monitors, and power door closure. Depending on the model, you get either a 7-inch TFT LCD cluster or a full digital 12.3 inch.