Hyundai has disclosed plans to unveil the KDM-spec 2017 Equus flagship sedan in December.

Hyundai has disclosed plans to unveil the KDM-spec 2017 Equus flagship sedan in December.

The company’s range-topping model has been spotted numerous times by our spy photographers featuring a more upmarket exterior appearance thanks to the company’s latest interpretation of the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design theme. It will also have a significantly more luxurious interior cabin which among others will have heated and ventilated rear seats, Lexicon sound system, new infotainment system, perforated leather seats, new metallic accents and a wood trim.

More importantly, the third generation Equus will likely receive a newly developed 3.3-liter T-GDi turbocharged gasoline engine which is estimated to deliver somewhere in the region of 365 bhp (272 kW). Expect Hyundai to offer its new full-size sedan with an eight-speed automatic transmission and there also might be a first-time optional all-wheel drive arrangement. There are also some talks concerning the availability of a ten-speed automatic gearbox and a new multi-link rear suspension, but we will have to wait for an official confirmation from Hyundai.

Taking into account the spy shots have shown prototypes with bigger third side windows, it’s safe to say the new Equus will be larger than its predecessor and it will actually be one of the first models to be fully designed by Peter Schreyer. The elongated wheelbase will enable more room inside the cabin, especially for rear passengers while in terms of technology there will be full LED headlights and taillights, autonomous emergency braking system and other goodies to make the Equus more competitive in a market dominated by the S-Class, 7-Series and A8 trio.

Source: via

Be part of something big