2017 Hyundai Equus is another future model of this famous luxury sedan, which was created in the first place to challenge, some popular names in the luxury class like Audi A8, Mercedes Benz S Class and Lexus LS. Hyundai is famous for producing family sedans and crossover, and that’s why it is strange that they are trying to compete in this class. When it comes to specs, this car has everything the other three mentioned luxury sedans come with, including rear wheel drive and powerful V8 engine. Unfortunately the only this Hyundai is not able to engineer for Equus is the brand name, the thing that Audi, Lexus and Mercedes already have. On the other hand this vehicle is much less pricey than the previous too, and Hyundai is trying to win over more value-minded consumers.When it comes to updates for 2017 model year, the only new thing comes with the Ultimate trim level, and that’s the automatic trunk opening, that works when somebody approaches.
2017 Hyundai Equus Exterior
When it comes to exterior, this car doesn’t come with too many things we haven’t seen in previous more well known Hyundai models like Sonata or Genesis. It also works on the formula similar to the one we can see at its main competitors like Lexus LS for example. In the front we can see a big horizontal grille. Its body has a wide stance and there are also large wheels that are nicely tucked in with fenders that are little bit more emphasized than usual. Another thing that is also tucked is the rear end and there are plenty of nicely carved character lines in the vehicle profile. The vehicle looks little bit like Sonata, but it has much more conservative styling.
2017 Equus Interior
2017 Hyundai Equus can accommodate 5 people into it cabin, it comes with plenty of wood and leather, as well as other materials of choice, since buyers have a liberty to built their own customized luxury sanctuary inside the cabin. Driver position is very comfortable due to telescopic steering wheel, and 12 ways power adjustable driver seat. In the back there is a real executive seating with rear seat having its own climate control, lumber support, plenty of leg room and shady glass.
Engine of new 2017 Hyundai Equus
This car comes with only one engine option . We are talking about a 5,0 liter naturally aspired V8 engine that is able to make 429 horsepower and 387 pound feet of torque. When it comes to fuel efficiency, it is able to reach 15 mpg in the city environment and 23 mpg on the highway, which is not bad for this type of car. Its engine is paired with in-house 8 speed automatic transmission and the car is able to run up to 60 mph in 6 seconds or less.
Hyundai Equus Pricing
Suggester retail price of 2017 Hyundai Equus is $62,450 for the base version. Depending on the trim and additional equipment choices the price can rise up to $80,000 and the higher signature trim level can be purchased for $69,000. this is quite good, since Audi and Lexus models that compete with Equus cost no less than $73,000 for the base version.
More on history of the model: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyundai_Equus#Second_generation_.28VI.2C_2009.E2.80.93Present.29
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