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Hyundai’s Flagship Premium Sedan Receives Comprehensive Mid-cycle Enhancements
NEW YORK, Mar. 27, 2013 – Hyundai Motor America currently introduced a redesigned 2014 Equus reward oppulance sedan in a North American entrance during a New York International Auto Show with enhancements to extraneous and interior design, automobile dynamics, component selection, motorist record displays and modernized reserve features. Equus has been an considerable success story for Hyundai; so distant this year, Equus is a number-one shopped reward oppulance sedan, good forward of Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7-Series, Audi A8, Lexus LS, and Jaguar XJ according to attention selling research by Compete.
2014 Equus extraneous enhancements communicate a premium-sport pattern message, starting with a new 19-inch turbine-blade amalgamate round pattern in a discriminating china finish that relays suit possibly parked or on a open highway. The front grille chrome bars are thinner, with crook contrariety to a blacked-out portions of a grille for a sportier look. The front fascia also has been redesigned, with a former chrome accents private in preference of a complicated reward coming that includes revoke fascia opening strakes. The headlamps offer jeweled pattern elements and embody chrome contrasted with black-out finishes for a particular appearance. New LED haze lamps are now standard. Side mirrors have been redesigned for extended aerodynamics and tail flare graphics pierce to a some-more craft theme.
Hyundai engineers wanted a 2014 Equus interior to ideally component a enhancements to a exterior. Thus, a themes of reward and opening again hail a motorist behind a wheel. The whole instrument row and core smoke-stack have been redesigned with some-more reward materials and an ergonomically-correct layout, with new symbol iconography for quicker and easier underline recognition. The core console and change push exhibit some-more reward component preference and contemporary premium-luxury pattern cues. Steering round control blueprint has been improved, with new low-sheen symbol designs and icons. Similarly, back passengers will suffer a new back console and symbol layout, with accessible twin 9.2-inch, high-resolution, tractable seatback video screens to suffer movies, audio media, HVAC or seating functions. Rear passengers can even hunt grill locations and yield navigation complement directions directly to a driver’s navigation screen.
2014 Equus pushing dynamics also have been revised to minimize normal float and doing compromises, with Normal and Sport modes any holding on a some-more differentiated float and doing character. The atmosphere cessation was recalibrated: Sport mode receives some-more tranquil damping, while Normal mode receives somewhat extended float comfort while maintaining a well-controlled doing demeanor. The front cessation bushings were also revised to raise cessation function. For those business that knowledge inauspicious continue conditions such as ice and snow, a new Snow mode duty was sum to a expostulate mode system, for both reserve and palliate of control in severe highway conditions.
In civic areas, Equus is easy to scheme and park, interjection to electro-hydraulic steering and a electronic parking beam assist. While a Equus is large, it doesn’t feel over-sized or awkward due to a 39.6 feet branch round and variable-effort steering system.
On circuitous nation and towering roads, a Equus advantages from a accurate round accent delivered by a five-link front and back cessation geometry. This geometry is maximized by Continuous Damping Control (CDC), that ceaselessly monitors highway and pushing dynamics and optimizes damping force accordingly. The customary 19-inch amalgamate round and tire package with staggered breadth tires (P245/45R19 front P275/40R19 rear) offers glorious hold and accurate control.
NEW AND ENHANCED TECHNOLOGIES
All Equus driver-interface displays have been softened for 2014, with a larger, 7-inch Thin-film Transistor (TFT) LCD core cluster arrangement for Signature models, a vast 12.3-inch, fully-digital TFT LCD core cluster arrangement for Ultimate models, and a larger, customary 9.2-inch core instrument row LCD display. New, twin high-resolution 9.2-inch back chair party monitors have been propitious in place of a former singular guard for back passengers in a Ultimate model. All of Equus’ new displays are incomparable and some-more legible, featuring premium-quality, high-resolution graphics. The Ultimate model’s larger, fully-digital LCD arrangement now offers several motorist menus that can be accessed directly around steering round haptic dial control, assisting to keep a driver’s hands on a round for minimal pushing distraction.
The meridian control complement now offers 3 graphic cabin heat zones for driver, passenger, and back passengers. The customary intelligent journey control complement has been extended to embody a full 0-mph stop-and-start duty for use in stop-and-go traffic. The intelligent vicinity pivotal now includes both key-fob and card-key forms of automobile entrance for larger motorist convenience. Ultimate models now underline an involuntary energy doorway closure support function; once a doorway manually approaches full closure, a energy duty solemnly and sensitively ensures a doorway is entirely cumulative for assent of mind. Also on a Ultimate model, both back outboard passengers now have energy lumbar support.
POWERFUL 5.0-LITER TAU V8 ENGINE
The 2014 Equus is powered by Hyundai’s 5.0-liter Tau DOHC V8 engine, producing 429 horsepower during 6,400 rpm and 376 lb.-ft. of torque during 5,000 rpm, with a aloft specific outlay (85.8 hp/liter) than a normally-aspirated reward oppulance competitors. The Tau V8 engine creates this high outlay turn while maintaining unusually well-spoken energy smoothness around a rpm range, but a turbo loiter and swell exhibited by some forced-induction engines.
The 5.0-liter Tau also facilities approach injection technology. This high-pressure approach injection complement (over 2,200 psi) dramatically increases energy and torque, while shortening fuel expenditure and emissions. The 5.0-liter Tau has a high 11.5:1 focus ratio for larger thermal potency and output. It also has a bed image for softened retard acerbity and revoke NVH, as good as camshaft carriers and a drum timing sequence to urge valvetrain stability.
This V8 engine offers reward engine technologies, including Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT), a tuned non-static initiation system, and low-friction diamond-like coatings (DLC) on piston skirts, rings and tappets. Even with these considerable energy increases, fuel economy is estimated during 15 mpg city, 23 mpg highway and 18 mpg combined.
The Tau V8 engine is joined with a Hyundai-developed eight-speed delivery with SHIFTRONIC® primer change capability for extended acceleration and altogether efficiency.
INNOVATIVE OWNERSHIP EXPERIENCE
Hyundai will continue to offer a singular tenure knowledge for Equus customers, including tailored dealership showrooms, “Your Time, Your Place” at-home automobile demonstrations, “At Your Service” cheuffer use appointments and an interactive owner’s primer app for Apple iPad®.
The sales and use knowledge for Equus is distinct any other in a industry, with a special concentration on a customer’s time and convenience. Prospective buyers can attend in a “Your Time, Your Place” cheuffer exam expostulate program, where a specially-trained Product Champion will broach an Equus to their home or bureau for a personalized, accessible selling experience. Equus also facilities a industry’s initial interactive owner’s primer app, providing a accessible and easier approach for owners to turn informed with a full capabilities of a vehicle.
Another advantage of Equus “At Your Service” is totally giveaway upkeep services around a five-year, 60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper guaranty period. During this five-year period, any upkeep or guaranty emanate is entirely lonesome by Hyundai, providing well-developed assent of mind to Equus owners. When use is required, Equus owners can report their upkeep and use by a elementary online scheduling complement or from a interactive owner’s manual. An Equus owners can also name to have their automobile picked adult during their home or business, with a nominal loaner forsaken off. Once use is completed, a owners again chooses a time and plcae for a automobile to be delivered.
PREMIUM REAR-WHEEL-DRIVE ARCHITECTURE
Equus is a third rear-wheel-drive product in Hyundai’s lineup and boasts nearby ideal front-to-rear weight placement for well-developed doing change and some-more polished steering characteristics. Equus reduces interior sound levels and improves float and doing with a rigid, lightweight physique structure. The use of high-tensile steel in vicious areas around a unibody provides Equus with significantly aloft energetic torsional acerbity and a revoke physique structure weight, notwithstanding carrying a atmospheric interior cabin.
LUXURIOUS FEATURES AND DESIGN
The bustling executive as good as a integrate streamer out on a city will feel right during home in a 2014 Equus due to abounding oppulance touches and newcomer comfort features. This ambience starts with higher peculiarity materials and pattern layout. The leather upholstery, Microfiber suede headliner, genuine timber trim and leather-wrapped French-stitched instrument row showcase a brilliance of a Equus interior.
The seats are entirely tractable with copiousness of breadth and support. Thermoelectric inclination located in a chair backs and bottom cushions yield control for heating, cooling and humidity. There is plenty leg and conduct room for drivers over six-feet tall. In fact, Equus has some-more leg, conduct and shoulder room in a front and back seats than a Lexus LS460.
The driver’s cockpit boasts an contentment of facilities and reward services. The Driver Information System (DIS) provides navigation, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, HD Radio technology, hands-free Bluetooth® phone system, Blue Link® telematics, and most more.
UNCOMPROMISED SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES
For 2014, Equus has sum a series of new technologies that revoke a intensity for dreaming pushing by assisting drivers to keep their eyes on a highway and hands on a wheel. A new Blind Spot Detection complement is standard, with blind mark automobile alerts in possibly mirror. On a Ultimate model, a high-visibility Heads-up Display provides automobile speed, navigation turn-by-turn instructions, intelligent journey control indicators and name pushing information ocular good above a cover craft for reduced pushing distraction.
When parking or navigating parsimonious civic situations, Equus Ultimate now offers a multi-view camera complement that provides an aerial perspective of a automobile with split-screen automobile perspectives for optimized prominence and safety. In addition, all models now embody Rear Cross-traffic Alert to assistance warning drivers of vehicles channel their trail when subsidy up.
Equus also offers a line depart warning system, with heard and visible warnings activated after a one-second line departure. The complement adds a haptic warning, around a seatbelt, for an additional domain of alert. Further, to assistance say safer following distances in traffic, Equus’ intelligent journey control automatically manages a Equus’ speed by a braking and stifle systems to say a specified following stretch comparison by a driver.
Equus maintains Hyundai’s importance on delivering heading reserve technology, braggadocio world-class active and pacifist reserve facilities to assistance forestall accidents, and maximize a contentment of a occupants in a eventuality of a collision. Named a 2013 “TOP SAFETY PICK” by a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a Equus continues a Hyundai tradition of charity pivotal reserve technologies, with facilities such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC), 9 airbags, electronic active front conduct restraints, line depart warning complement and intelligent journey control that monitors and adjusts following distances in traffic. Equus even has a Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) complement that optimally manages ESC, a electronic parking brake, intelligent journey control and a seatbelt tensioning complement for optimal safety.
Equus’ sum of 9 airbags embody modernized twin front airbags, front and back seat-mounted side-impact airbags, roof-mounted side screen airbags for both front and back outboard chair occupants and a driver’s knee airbag. Equus utilizes clever unibody construction, along with front and back press zones, bodyside reinforcements and five-mph energy-absorbing bumpers. The hood also includes buckling creases and reserve stops to maximize passenger insurance inside a cabin.
Equus is quietly brought to a stop by vast four-wheel anti-lock front brakes with Brake Assist and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD). The 14.2-inch front rotors have four-piston bound calipers and a back brakes underline 12.4-inch rotors with singular floating piston calipers.
LEXICON® AUDIO SYSTEM OFFERS UNRIVALED AUDIO PERFORMANCE
Equus offers an ultra-premium Lexicon-branded state-of-the-art audio complement featuring LOGIC 7® technology. The Lexicon approximate sound audio complement includes a 13-channel digital amplifier and 17 speakers producing 598 watts of energy in 7.1 dissimilar approximate sound audio. Equus also offers a clarity of digital HD Radio technology, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and iPod®/USB integration.
ASSURANCE CONNECTED CARE AND HYUNDAI BLUE LINK®
2014 Equus adds a Hyundai Blue Link® telematics system, with over 30 safety, service, and infotainment facilities available. In addition, Equus with Blue Link® includes Assurance Connected Care, a three-year nominal services apartment with vicious reserve and tenure assistance features. This three-year nominal services apartment even extends to intensity successive owners during a three-year period.
Blue Link® combines safety, use and infotainment facilities to facilitate owners’ lives, revoke highlight and dreaming driving. Blue Link brings seamless connectivity directly into a automobile with technologies like Remote Vehicle Start, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, and Remote Access from a Blue Link mobile application, including POI Search and Send-to-car. Blue Link can be simply accessed from a buttons on a rearview mirror, a web and around a smartphone app.
Blue Link is offering in 3 use packages: Assurance Connected Care, Essentials and Guidance:
More sum on Hyundai Blue Link are accessible during http://www.hyundaibluelink.com/.
GENEROUS FEATURE PACKAGING
For 2014, Equus Signature and Ultimate packages are both so easily versed that no bureau options are available. Both a Signature and Ultimate packages now underline 5-passenger seating, augmenting a Ultimate model’s interest to business anticipating additional seating capacity. Both Equus Signature and Ultimate buyers advantage from a following new customary facilities sum to all Equus models:
EQUUS SIGNATURE KEY STANDARD FEATURES
EQUUS ULTIMATE ADDS ULTRA LUXURY FEATURES
For 2014, Equus buyers can opt for a particular new color, Night Shadow Brown, as good as a choice of a new Ivory leather interior sourroundings with resisting piping on a chair bolsters, a sporty nonetheless certainly reward interior pattern element. There are also 3 new genuine timber accents for a interior: Jet Black with Walnut, Ivory with Ash or Saddle brownish-red with Madrona.