Hyundai Equus (Centennial in the Middle East) is a full-size luxury 4-door sedan from South Korean manufacturer. It is currently in second generation and even though it was updated last year, 2015 Hyundai Equus might bring more updates to follow. This will be done so it would further improve its position on the market.
Coming in two trims, Signature and Ultimate, Equus has Tau 5.0 liter V8 engine that delivers up to 429 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque and comes only in RWD configuration. This model comes fitted with only 8-speed automatic transmission with shiftronic which allows manual shifting and higher control if desired.
Redesigned Hyundai Equus
Exterior received some changes last year and might continue this trend next year. It will probably keep its stripe chrome grille mounted on low riding front beak, but might get new sets of headlights, tail-lights and wheels. It might also get some new exterior accents, but beside that, there’s nothing more to be changed, at least for the time being.
Interior of 2015 Equus will be spacious as always and furbished with high-quality leather, wood and metallic trim. It was refurbished last year and it might be too soon to do that again, but new color schemes aren’t excluded. Dashboard is sharply designed and cut in a way that intertwines with center stack under 90-degree angle. It features 12.3-inch TFT LCD instrument cluster display screen, while center board has huge 9.2-inch LCD screen. Navigation system and audio controller are standard on Signature trim and are coupled with 598-watt Lexicon audio system with 17 speakers. In fact, there are so many features available on lower tier that it seems nothing can be left for upper one.
Ultimate trim though, comes with twin-screen rear-seat entertainment system, power soft-close system for doors and the trunk lid and few more features. Safety features are also heavy and plenty, and besides airbag system, Equus comes with front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, rearview camera, lane-departure warning system, collision-warning system, blind-spot monitors with cross-traffic alerts and surround-view camera and a head-up display.
2015 Hyundai Equus Price
With direct injection and 8-speed transmission, some would expect greater numbers than 15 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway, but strong 5.0L V8 takes its toll. For many potential buyers it would be interesting to see hybrid model that would significantly improve fuel economy figures. Prices shouldn’t rise much and 2015 year Signature model will be available for around $62,000. Ultimate trim, on the other hand should have a price tag of some $69,000.
The 2015 Hyundai Equus is superbly outfitted luxurious sedan which offers both luxury and functionality. It is a fine choice and its lower tier feels as a real bargain compared to competitors’ equipment packages. Main competitors include German car makers like Audi, Mercedes and BMW so it will be hard for Hyundai to prove itself in this category. Have in mind the significantly lower price tag of it and you will see where the chance of this model is.