The Hyundai Equus also known as Hyundai Centennial in parts of Central Asia and Middle East is the flagship luxury sedan from the house of Korean auto giant Hyundai Motors. Pronounced as Hyndai ‘ek-was’, the car gets its title from the Latin word of equus signifying a powerful horse. Hyundai Equus is the refined designer version of the company’s first generation of luxury sedans initially conceptualized in the early 2000’s. The Flagship Hyundai Equus was first released in 2009 and competes with the ultra luxury sedans like Lexus, Mercedes E-class and BMW 5 series. Based on a rear wheel drive platform, Hyundai Equus is one of the most expensive luxury sedans from the house of Hyundai.
Hyundai Equus is not about outside luxury and physical appeal, the sedan comes with a variery of powerful engine options. While Hyundai Equus is available with a 3.8L Prime and a 4.6L Prestige engine in Asian models, the car has a powerfully ripped 4.6-liter Tau V-8 engine for the US version. The state of the art V-8 engine of Hyundai Equus is capable of delivering 385 hp at 6500 rpm and 376 lb-ft of torque at 3500 accompanied by eight-speed automatic transmission mechanism. The Equus can go from zero to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds while the V-8 engine has been rated in many independent researches as providing an economy level of 15 mpg in city and 23 mpg on highways.
Luxury is paramount when it comes to the interior design and features of Hyundai Equus. Not only does the sedan have comfortable and automatically heated and reclining seats what impresses the most is the spacious leg room space with front seat ventilation sets. The dashboard features a state of the art supervision cluster with a built-in 3.5-inch LCD monitor revealing detailed trip information instantly while the seat upholstery is class personified with luxury leather finish. The driver’s seat is powered by a 12 way adjustable option with massage and climate control features while the front display screen boasts of a Driver Information System (DIS) and navigation interface built on an 8-inch display screen. The interiors of the Hyundai Equus offers more features compared to any other car of its class with prioritization to comfort and seating.
The Hyundai Equus comes with a wide 19 inch wheel base and chromed accents on the front. The full body integrated chrome not only highlights the car’s exterior but along with the stylish Led turn signal indicators and advanced xenon headlights spill out luxury and grace. The distinctive front grill with chrome inserted moldings on the bumpers makes the car stand out with its exceptional looks. The trunk of the Hyundai Equus boasts of 16.7 cubic feet of cargo space and is miles ahead compared to any other luxury sedans in the market.