Hyundai Auto Canada has announced pricing beginning at $64,799 for the updated Equus luxury sedan, which will arrive in dealerships later this summer.
Interior design, materials, vehicle dynamics, technology, and safety features in Hyundai's flagship sedan have all been significantly enhancemed for 2014.
The up-level Ultimate model, with a starting price of $72,299, adds such features as a 12.3-inch fully-digital guage cluster, driver’s head-up display (HUD), power-closing doors and trunk lid, and dual 9.2-inch rear seat entertainment monitors.
Exterior changes on both models include new 19-inch, turbine-blade polished aluminum wheels, front fascia and grille design, side mirrors and tail lamp graphics and standard LED fog lamps.
High-tech features include a larger 7-inch TFT LCD cluster display in the Signature model and 12.3-inch, fully-digital guage cluster display in the Ultimate. There's also a larger 9.2-inch upper centre-stack LCD display, three-zone automatic climate control (formerly two-zone), standard adaptive cruise control with new 0 km/h stop/start functionality and proximity keyless entry and push-button ignition with both fob and card-type keys.
The rear-wheel-drive Equus's chassis gets revised suspension tuning to enhance its ride-and-handling balance. The Sport mode includes stiffer damping for improved body control, while Normal mode is re-tuned for enhanced ride comfort. A Snow mode has also been added to the drive mode system.
On the safety front, there's a standard rear cross-traffic alert system and standard Blind-Spot Detection (BSD), a head-up display (HUD) for reduced driving distraction (Ultimate) and a multi-view camera system (front, rear, sides).
The Equus is designed to compete head-to-head with leading luxury nameplates from around the world. Hyundai says buyers will receive unparalleled at-home valet service for both sales and maintenance through Hyundai’s "Your Time, Your Place" program.