Hyundai has revealed in New York the 2014 Equus facelift which brings a wide array of updates.
The company's flagship model has reached its mid lifecycle so the Asians brought a few tweaks to keep it fresh and competitive. The exterior is wearing a redesigned front fascia, new side mirrors, standard LED fog lamps, 19-inch turbine-blade polished silver whees and different tail lamp graphics. Customers are now able to order the car with a new hue called Night Shadow Brown.
The 2014 Hyundai Equus is 203.1 inches long, 74.4 inches wide and 58.7 inches tall, providing 38.7 inches of front headroom, 37.6 inches of rear headroom, 45.1 inches of front legroom and 38.8 inches of rear legroom.
Moving inside, the facelifted Equus comes with a new ivory leather cabin, reworked instrument panel and center stack, updated rear seat center console controls, real wood trim and modified steering wheel control layout with vehicle settings. Hyundai mentions the cabin is now quieter compared to the outgoing version.
Signature version features a 7-inch TFT LCD cluster display while the more premium Ultimate variant comes equipped with a larger, fully-digital 12.3-inch screen. There's also a bigger 9.2-inch upper center stack LCD display and dual 9.2-inch rear seat entertainment monitors. Other goodies include proximity smart key, power door closure, stop/start system and power lumbar for rear outboard seats.
In terms of safety, the 2014 Equus benefits from standard Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Blind Spot Detection (BSD), nine airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), lane departure warning system, electronic active front head restraints and smart cruise control. It can also be configured with a multi-view camera system and a heads-up display.
The suspension has been thoroughly revised to improve handling and ride height and offers three modes: sport, normal and snow. The front suspension bushings have also been updated, while weight distribution stands at almost 50:50.
Power comes exclusively from a 5.0-liter Tau DOHC V8 engine outputting 429 bhp (320 kW) at 6,400 rpm and a peak torque of 376 lb-ft (509 Nm) at 5,000 rpm. The engine is linked to an eight-speed SHIFTRONIC gearbox with manual shift capability. It can return 15 mpg city / 23 mpg highway / 18 mpg in the combined cycle.
Full details are available in the attached press release.