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Hyundai Releases Engineering And Feature Information For The All-New 2011 Hyundai Equus

2010.07.26 00:00:00 No. 159

Hyundai RELEASES engineering and FEATURE INFORMATION FOR THE ALL-NEW 2011 Hyundai Equus

 

Hyundai Recasts Intelligent Luxury with Two Equus Configurations

 

 

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 26, 2010 – Hyundai revealed additional engineering and feature information for the all-new 2011 Equus today. The Equus will be offered in just two configurations, Equus Signature and Equus Ultimate, both lavishly contented.

Equus Signature features the award-winning 385-horsepower Tau® V8 engine, a 608-watt Lexicon® audio system with 17 speakers, electronically controlled air suspension with continuous damping control, Vehicle Stability Management with pre-collision warning, Smart Cruise Control, HID headlamps, front and rear parking assistance system with rearview camera, premium leather seating, Alcantara suede headliner, driver seat massage, heated and cooled front seats, heated wood and leather steering wheel, and numerous other premium technologies and features. The Equus Ultimate adds features typically found only in low-volume special-order luxury sedans with six-figure price tags, including a forward-view parking and cornering camera, power decklid, reclining rear seats with powered headrests, cooled rear seats, rear seat massage and leg support, rear seat refrigerator and a rear seat entertainment system.

“When you’re spending this much for a new car, you don’t want to feel like you’ve been shortchanged on engineering, technology or features,” said John Krafcik, Hyundai Motor America president and CEO. “Equus Signature has the technology and content of fully-optioned flagship models from Lexus and BMW, while Equus Ultimate delivers a specification approached only by our competitors’ low-volume, special-order models.”

 

This straightforward lineup of just two extremely well-equipped configurations enables a simple and elegant purchase experience, a key aspect of Hyundai’s innovative perspective on intelligent luxury, which also includes “Your Time, Your Place,” the industry’s first at-home vehicle demonstration program, the Valet Service program, which provides at-home pickup for Equus service and maintenance and the industry’s first iPad-based interactive owner’s manual.

 

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Equus’ exterior dimensions match up well to competitive luxury sedan flagships, and provide outstanding interior roominess.

 

EQUUS SIGNATURE KEY STANDARD FEATURES

  • 4.6L DOHC Tau V8 engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®
  • Electro-Hydraulic Power Steering (EHPS)
  • Electronically Controlled Air Suspension with Continuous Damping Control (CDC)
  • 19-inch chrome alloy wheels with P245/45R19 (front) / P275/40R19 (rear) tires
  • Four-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and EBD
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with TCS and Brake Assist
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system with pre-collision warning
  • Nine airbags: Advanced dual front airbags, front and rear seat-mounted side-impact airbags, driver knee airbag, and roof-mounted side-curtain airbags
  • Electronic active front head restraints with power controls
  • Electronic seatbelt pretensioners
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)
  • Smart Cruise Control
  • High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights with LED turn signal indicators
  • Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFLS) with auto-leveling
  • Fog lights and automatic headlights
  • Front and rear parking assistance system with  rearview camera
  • Dual power-folding heated auto-dimming side mirrors w/ turn signal indicators and approach lamps
  • Dual asymmetrical exhaust tips integrated with rear bumper
  • Proximity key entry with push-button start
  • Illuminated scuff plates, inside door handles and door armrest
  • Premium leather seating surfaces and Alcantara® suede headliner
  • 12-way power driver seat plus lumbar adjustment and 10-way power front passenger seat
  • Driver seat massage system
  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Heated, wood-trimmed and leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel
  • Integrated Memory System (IMS) for driver-side seat, mirror and steering wheel
  • Leather-wrapped dash and real wood interior trim
  • Electroluminescent cluster (Supervision) with 3.5-inch TFT LCD screen
  • Electronic parking brake with automatic vehicle hold
  • Power windows with auto-down/up
  • Navigation system w/ DIS and multimedia controller
  • Apple iPad interactive owner’s manual
  • 608-watt Lexicon 7.1 Discrete surround-sound audio system with 17 speakers
  • iPod/USB and MP3 auxiliary input jacks and iPod connection cable
  • XM® Satellite Radio & NavTraffic® with trial subscription
  • Bluetooth® hands-free phone system
  • Dual automatic temperature control with air quality system
  • Windshield-wiper deicer, rain-sensing wipers and auto-defogging windshield with humidity sensor
  • Electrochromic auto-dimming inside rearview mirror with HomeLink® and compass
  • Acoustic laminated windshield , front and rear side windows
  • Power tilt-and-slide glass sunroof
  • 60/40 power reclining and heated rear seats
  • Power rear sunshade and rear side-window sunshades
  • Luggage net
  • Premium-grade floor mats
  • Premium-grade trunk cargo mat
  • First-aid kit (PIO)

 

FIRSTS FOR HYUNDAI AND CONSUMERS

             As Hyundai’s flagship rear-wheel-drive sedan, Equus contains many Hyundai firsts. One innovative new technology is the Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system, which governs ESC, the electronic parking brake, smart cruise control, the collision warning sensor and the seatbelt tensioning system for optimal safety. The seatbelt tensioning system works through sensors, which detect critical driving situations and retract the seatbelts accordingly to prevent passenger movement. The Equus’ dynamic safety package is further enhanced by the Lane Departure Warning System and driver’s knee airbags.

             Beyond safety, the Equus will also debut power rear side-window sunshades, a heated steering wheel, power trunk lid, dual power, heated and cooled front seats, rain-repelling front side windows, a thermoelectric rear console refrigerator, 60/40 split power reclining rear seats and electronically-controlled Air Suspension with dual-mode Continuous Damping Control.

             Several new driver information technologies make their debut on the Equus. Driver and passengers can keep an eye on the Equus’ numerous electronic systems through the 3.5-inch TFT LCD vehicle information monitor. Equus also features a forward-view cornering camera and a parking guide system with both top view and rear view perspectives.

 

COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES

Hyundai’s Tau V8, which has been rated one of Ward’s “Ten Best Engines” for two consecutive years, is a strong technological building block for Equus.  It is joined by an unsurpassed standard feature list including Smart Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning System, a heated steering wheel, power reclining rear seats, heated rear seats and a 608-watt Lexicon 7.1 Discrete surround sound audio system with 17 speakers. Equus Ultimate adds first-class rear seating and other focused rear compartment features that can only found on low-volume special-order competitive models.

 

EQUUS COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES

  • Tau V8 engine, rated one of Ward’s “Ten Best Engines” for 2009 and 2010
  • First-class seating available on Equus Ultimate (competitors’ best seating options come only on the long-wheelbase variants)
  • Standard Smart Cruise Control
  • Standard Lane Departure Warning System
  • Standard heated steering wheel
  • Standard power reclining rear seats
  • Standard heated rear seats
  • Standard premium Lexicon 7.1 Discrete surround sound audio system with 17 speakers
  • Available rear console refrigerator (only available on some competitors’ LWB models)

 

EXTERIOR FEATURE AND PLATFORM TECHNOLOGY COMPARISON

             Compared to its primary competitors, the Lexus LS460, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7 Series and Audi A8, the Equus delivers a remarkable advantage in technology and feature content.  Air suspension, 19-inch wheels, a collision warning system, nine airbags including rear seat-mounted side-impact airbags, a Lane Departure Warning System, Smart Cruise Control, HID headlights, AFLS, front and rear parking sensors, a rear backup camera and a proximity key with push-button start come standard on Equus Signature and Equus Ultimate.

 

          Features

Equus

Lexus LS460

MB

S-Class

BMW

7 Series

Audi A8

 Air suspension

S

O

S

S

S

 19-inch wheels

S

O

O

O

S

Collision warning system

S

O

S

O

O

Number of standard airbags

9

8

9

8

10

Rear seat-mounted side-impact airbags

S

O

S

-

S

Lane Departure Warning System

S

 (LWB ONLY)

O

O

O

Smart cruise control

S

O

O

O

O

 HID headlights

S

S

S

S

S

 AFLS

S

S

S

S

S

Front and rear parking sensors

S

O

O

S

S

 Rear backup camera

S

O

O

O

S

 Power trunk lid

O

O

S

O

S

Proximity key w/ push-button start

S

S

O

S

S

 

INTERIOR FEATURE COMPARISON

Equus delivers an extraordinary package of interior technologies and features including an Alcantara suede headliner, heated and cooled front seats, heated steering wheel, memory system, electronic parking brake, auto vehicle hold, navigation system, iPod connection, dual fully automatic temperature control, sunroof, power rear side-window shades, driver-seat massage, power reclining rear seats (60/40), heated rear seats and a power rear sunshade.

             Of special appeal to audiophiles is the Equus’ standard, industry-leading 608-watt audio unit, the Lexicon® 7.1 Discrete surround sound audio system featuring 17 speakers.

 


 Features

Hyundai
Equus

Lexus LS460

MB

S-Class

BMW

7 Series

Audi A8

  Suede headliner

S

O

S

O

O

  Heated and ventilated front seats

S

O

S

O

O

  Heated steering wheel

S

O

O

O

O

  IMS

S

S

S

S

S

  Electronic parking brake

S

S

S

S

S

  Auto vehicle hold

S

S

S

S

S

  Navigation system

S

S

S

S

S

  Navigation monitor

8"

7"

8"

10.2"

7"

  Premium branded audio

S

O

S

O

S

  Standard number of speakers

17

10

15

10

14

  iPod connection

S

S

S

O

S

  Dual FATC

S

S

S

S

S

  Sunroof

S

S

S

S

S

  Power rear side-window sunshades

S

LWB - O

-

O

S - Manual

  Forward-view cornering camera

O

-

-

O

-

  Rear console refrigerator

O

LWB - O

-

-

-

  Driver-seat massage

S

-

O

-

O

  Power reclining rear seats (60/40)

S

O

O

-

-

  Heated rear seat

S

O

O

O

O

  Power rear sunshade

S

O

S

O

S

  50/50 split seats

O

LWB - O

-

LWB - O

-

  Rear-seat massag

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