The Equus is a big amateur in Korea, however, so Hyundai apparently doesn’t charge it to beat for the fences here. Its Korean bazaar history additionally had a duke in abstraction its present form, which may not be dead-on for this market.
Let’s aloof accord acknowledgment that it is here, because the Equus is one different and value-packed, big affluence ride — and absolute even, by advantage of its baby sales play. You won’t see addition on your block.
The revisions bestowed on it for model-year 2014 are appropriate on the money.
What is the Hyundai Equus?The Hyundai Equus is a full-size, rear-drive affluence sedan, able with a V8 agent and 8-speed transmission. The 5.0L direct-injection V8 produces 429 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque.
MSRP for the Signature archetypal is $64,799. Our tester for the anniversary was the alone added archetypal accessible (the Ultimate) which asks $$72,229.
Critics and consumers akin advised the 2011-‘12 archetypal year cars as aggravating a bit too adamantine to affect — too abundant chrome, too little refinement. So, the Equus now sports super-elegant 19” turbine-blade architecture wheels, instead of the antecedent super-bling shoes, and beneath chrome all-embracing on its new advanced and rear facias. Those few changes accept decidedly adapted the exoteric vibe of the car. It looks absolutely classy.
Driving the 2014 Hyundai Equus UltimateOn the alley the Equus is a adumbration in how far affluence has confused abroad from this accurate formula. European competitors accept continued apparent that aerial affluence and aerial activating achievement are not mutually exclusive. Hyundai no agnosticism has the R&D chops to bear that as well, it aloof didn’t appear in this bearing Equus.
The 2014 Hyundai Equus Ultimate is a big adequate ride and appreciative of it.
It doesn’t animate you to bandy it around, and you wouldn’t appetite to either. However, get into the affection of low-stress active and the 2014 Hyundai Equus Ultimate will accolade with a actual serene experience. The powerteam delivers effortless, bland ability at all times, and the abeyance takes any and all alley bumps and sends them into a atramentous aperture somewhere, never to be heard from again.
This “comfort aloft all” appearance may accept acquired from the role the Equus has commonly played in the Korean market: chauffeur-driven controlling sedan.
The 2014 Hyundai Equus now appearance selectable modes that changes ambit for steering, for the Continuous Damping Ascendancy (CDC) “real time” suspension, and for the powertrain. Basically, Sport approach is sportier, Normal approach is added comfy, and a Snow approach was added to accomplish the rear-drive-only Equus added all-weather savvy.
Sport approach is absolutely sportier, but doesn’t change the attributes of the 2014 Hyundai Equus.
Inside and Out of the 2014 Hyundai Equus UltimateEquus now has accepted rear cross-traffic active and blind-spot detection. The Equus Ultimate models additionally accept a heads-up affectation in the windshield. What’s absurd is that the blind-spot warnings and aeronautics instructions can be called to appearance up in the heads-up display. You are consistently acquainted of the cars about you, and you never accept to do annihilation but beam beeline ahead. It’s a big champ in my books.
The apparatus animate and centre assemblage are all-new, and fit the new, added aesthetic vibe of the Equus.
The new capital awning is not a touchscreen, but a big ambassador and “get aback buttons” beggarly you can consistently calmly acknowledgment to the capital card and never lose your way. There is additionally a “haptic” (touch feedback) punch ascendancy on the council caster for adjusting and selecting items via the awning in the barometer cluster.
The 2014 Hyundai Equus puts huge accent on backseat comfort. There are two 9.2” video screens army in the headrests and a “complete” set of controls for all the vehicle’s adjustable functions, in the fold-down armrest. It’s the better and best complete rear-seat animate I’ve anytime seen.
The Ultimate models go added with power-door closing, and rear lumbar support.
Another air-conditioned affection is the credit-card appearance key fob, which can break in your wallet.
Comparing the 2014 Hyundai EquusThere is no curtailment of big, rear-drive V8 affluence sedans. At the college end, you accept the BMW 7 Series ($106,600-plus), Mercedes-Benz S-Class ($100,000-plus), Audi A8 ($108,000-plus), Jaguar XJ ($89,000-plus), Lexus LS ($82,950-plus), and so on…
The abutting adversary to the Equus in amount ability be the Infiniti M56, whose 5.7L V8, rear-drive model, starts at $67,400.