Hyundai Equus Headed to the U.S.?


As though there was any doubt that the Hyundai Equus luxury sedan was headed to the U.S. market, Hyundai has all but made it official, bringing the high-luxury sedan to the New York Auto Show. 

Hyundai doesn’t hold its press conference until tomorrow, but we can tell you a few detail now. For starters the Equus is a BIG car in person and was designed to take on top-level luxury cruise liners like the BMW 7 Series, Mercedes S-Class and Lexus LS.

Models will come with the 4.6-liter V8 found in the Genesis Sedan and feature a six-speed automatic transmission. It will be rear wheel drive with a 52/48 weight distribution for ideal handling. Also helping in the handling department are a set of Sachs shocks. 

Other standard features include a 17-speaker sound system and 9 airbags, as well as heated, cooled and massaging leather seats with a heated steering wheel. 

Hyundai has said that the Equus will be sold in China and the Middle East by the end of 2009. We’ll have to wait until tomorrow, however, to see when it will set sail from Korea for U.S. shores.

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Victor says:

They should send the Equus to the US but keep it affordable. Maybe price it slightlty higher than the Genesis sedan. Offerin a lease option would be great also.