Friday, February 20, 2009

More Pictures : More official info/pics of 2010 Hyundai Equus

Last Tuesday, Hyundai revealed its all-new luxury Eqqus to the Korean motoring press. Now they show more pictures and information on the web.
As Hyundai said before, the new Eqqus is the most technologically advanced car ever to be produced in South Korea. Some of the features available on the 2010 Hyundai Equus are Pre-Safe seat belts, LED lights, Vehicle Stability Management System, Lane Departure Warning System.
We also get to see what's inside. From the inside, the Eqqus has only four-seats, replacing the middle-back seat with a center control unit for rear passengers. Rear seats can be adjusted individually and there is a four-zone air-conditioning. Up front, the Eqqus' dashboard is dominated by a huge touch-screen for navigation and entertainment. It is also equipped with 9 airbags, and a 17-speaker sound system. So there's no doubt that this is turly the most luxurious and advanced car ever built by the Koreans. It'll be a big rival to the luxury brands from Germany and Japan.
Comparing to other premium-luxury cars like the Mercedes S-Class and the Lexus LS, it's big. Length is 5160 mm, width is 1900 mm, height is 1495 mm and the wheelbase is 3045 mm. It also uses big engines. Base V6 is a 3.8L with 308hp, and the 4.6L V8 delivers 388hp. Later on, a 420+ horsepower 5.0L V8 engine will be offered, that rockets this Asian limo from 0-60 mph in the mid 5-second range. Ofcourse, the Eqqus will be the first Hyundai ever to feature Hyundai's new in-house developed 8-speed automatic.
No word on full prices yet, but the top of the range Equus, with a new 5.0-liter V8 will cost Won 130,000,000 or $96,000 on the South Korean market. That's quite too much for a Hyundai, who wants to buy a Hyundai for nearly $100,000? So we think this is aimed for people won't really care about the brand-name, and more concerned about design and tech-features. And these type of people are very limited, so Hyundai has to work hard to keep the Equus in good shape.
Equus will likely enter both the U.S. and European markets under the name "Genesis Prestige". In South Korean dealerships Equus will go on sale on the 3rd of March. European debut is expected to take place at the same time in Geneva.

Source: [Hyndai via TheCarBlogger]

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