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MSRP: $61,500-68,750

2016 Hyundai Equus news, pictures, specifications, and information


Hands-Free Smart Trunk wîth Automatic Opening Adds to the Premium Customer Experience

FOÚNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 27, 2015 – The 2016 Equus premium luxury sedan continues to offer superior exterior and interior design, superb vehicle dynamics, material selection, driver technology displays and advanced safety features. Equus has been an impressive success story for Hyundai, bolstering its brand wîth consistently strong sales success and elevated customer satisfaction processes. For 2016, Equus adds the availability of Hands-free Smart Trunk wîth Automatic Opening to the Últimate model, for even more luxurious convenience.


The Equus exterior conveys a premium-sport design message, wîth a 19-inch turbine-blade alloy wheel design in a polished silver finish that relays motion whether parked or on the open highway. The front grille chrome bars are thin, wîth sharp contrast to the blacked-out portions of the grille for a sporty look, while the front fascia offers a modern premium appearance that includes lower fascia opening strakes. The headlamps offer jeweled design elements and include chrome contrasted wîth black-out finishes for a distinctive appearance and LED fog lamps are standard. Side mirrors offer enhanced aerodynamics and tail lamp graphics for a horizontal thémé.


Equus driving dynamics minimize traditional ride and handling compromises, wîth Normal and Sport modes each taking on a differentiated ride and handling character. The air suspension Sport mode offers more controlled damping, while Normal mode offers enhanced ride comfort while retaining a well-controlled handling demeanor. For those customers that experience adverse weather conditions such as ice and snow, a Snow mode function for the drive mode system helps both safety and ease of control in challenging road conditions.

In urban areas, Equus is easy to maneuver and park, thanks to electro-hydraulic §teering and front and rear parking assistance system. While the Equus is large, it doesn't feel over-sized or clumsy due to its 39.6 foot turning circle and variable-effort §teering system.

On winding country and mountain roads, the Equus benefits from the precise wheel articulation delivered by its five-link front and rear suspension geometry. This geometry is maximized through Continuous Damping Control (CDC), which continually monitors road and driving dynamics and optimizes damping force accordingly. The standard 19-inch alloy wheel and tire package wîth staggered width tires (P245/45R19 front P275/40R19 rear) offers excellent grip and precise control.


All Equus driver-interface displays are generous, wîth a large, 7-inch Thin-film Transistor (TFT) LCD center cluster display for Signature models, a 12.3-inch, fully-digital TFT LCD center cluster display for Últimate models, and a standard 9.2-inch center instrument panel LCD display. Dual high-resolution 9.2-inch rear seat entertainment monitors are available to rear passengers in the Últimate model. All of Equus' displays are large and legible, featuring premium-quality, high-resolution graphics. The Últimate model's large, fully-digital LCD display offers various driver menus that can be accessed directly via §teering wheel haptic dial control, helping to keep the driver's hands on the wheel for minimal driving distraction.

The climate control system offers three distinct cabin temperature zones for driver, passenger, and rear passengers. The standard smart cruise control system includes a full 0-mph stop-and-start function. The smart proximity key includes both key-fob and card-key types of vehicle entry for driver convenience. Últimate models feature an automatic power door closure assist function; once a door manually approaches full closure, a power function slowly and quietly ensures the door is fully secured for peace of mind. Also on the Últimate model, both rear outboard passengers have power lumbar support.


The 2016 Equus is powered by Hyundai's 5.0-liter Tau DOHC V8 engine, producing 429 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 376 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,000 rpm, wîth a higher specific output (85.8 hp/liter) than its normally-aspirated premium luxury competitors. The Tau V8 engine creates this high output level while retaining exceptionally smooth power delivery throughout its rpm range, without the turbo lag and surge exhibited by some forced-induction engines.

The 5.0-liter Tau also features direct injection technology. This high-pressure direct injection system (over 2,200 psi) dramatically increases power and torque, while reducing fuel consumption and emissions. The 5.0-liter Tau has a high 11.5:1 compression ratio for greater thermal efficiency and output. It also has a bed plate for improved block rigidity and lower NVH, as well as camshaft carriers and a roller timing chain to improve valvetrain stability.

This V8 engine offers premium engine technologies, including Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT), a tuned variable induction system, and low-friction diamond-like coatings (DLC) on piston skirts, rings and tappets. Even wîth these impressive power increases, EPA fuel economy is estimated at 15 mpg city, 23 mpg highway and 18 mpg combined.

The Tau V8 engine is coupled wîth a Hyundai-developed eight-speed transmission wîth SHIFTRONIC® manual shift capability for enhanced acceleration and overall efficiency.


Vital Stats
Engine : 5.0 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 429 hp
Torque: 376 ft-lbs

8-speed Automatic
Hyundai will continue to offer its unique ownership experience for Equus customers, including tailored dealership showrooms, 'Your Time, Your Place' at-home vehicle demonstrations, 'At Your Service' valet service appointments and an interactive owner's manual app for Apple iPad®.

The sales and service experience for Equus is unlike any other in the , wîth a special focus on the customer's time and convenience. Prospective buyers can participate in the 'Your Time, Your Place' valet test drive program, where a specially-trained Product Champion will deliver an Equus to their home or office for a personalized, convenient shopping experience. Equus also features the 's first interactive owner's manual app, providing a convenient and simpler way for owners to become familiar wîth the full capabilities of the vehicle.

Another benefit of Equus 'At Your Service' is completely free maintenance services for three years or 36,000 miles. During this period, all maintenance is fully covered by Hyundai, providing exceptional peace of mind to Equus owners. When maintenance is required, Equus owners can schedule an appointment through a simple online system or from the interactive owner's manual. An Equus owner can also choose to have their vehicle picked up at their home or business, wîth a complimentary loaner dropped off. Once maintenance is completed, the owner again chooses the time and location for the vehicle to be delivered.


Equus is the third rear-wheel-drive product in Hyundai's lineup and boasts near perfect front-to-rear weight distribution for exceptional handling balance and more refined §teering characteristics. Equus reduces interior noise levels and improves ride and handling wîth a rigid, lightweight body structure. The use of advanced high-strength steel in critical areas throughout the unibody provides Equus wîth significantly higher dynamic torsional rigidity and a lower body structure weight, despite having a spacious interior cabin.


For 2016, the Equus Últimate now offers Hands-free Smart Trunk wîth Automatic Opening, for even greater convenience. This feature enables the owner to open the trunk, hands-free, by simply standing for a few seconds within a few feet of the Equus trunk wîth the Equus key in their pocket or purse. This feature is especially helpful when the owner's hands are full from shopping or anything else they might be carrying. The hands-free function is easier to use than many competitors that require the driver to kick near a sensor below the trunk to activate the hands-free operation.

The busy executive as well as the couple heading out on the town will feel right at home in the Equus due to abundant luxury touches and passenger comfort features. This ambience begins wîth superior quality materials and design layout. The leather upholstery, Microfiber suede headliner, genuine wood trim and leather-wrapped French-stitched instrument panel showcase the richness of the Equus interior.

The seats are fully adjustable wîth plenty of width and support. Thermoelectric devices located in the seat backs and bottom cushions provide control for heating, cooling and humidity. There is ample leg and head room for drivers over six-feet tall. In fact, Equus has more leg, head and shoulder room in the front and rear seats than the Lexus LS460.

The driver's cockpit boasts an abundance of features and premium services. The Driver Information System (DIS) provides navigation, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, HD Radio technology, hands-free Bluetooth® phone system, Blue Link® telematics, and much more.


Equus offers a number of technologies that help reduce the potential for distracted driving by helping drivers to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. A Blind Spot Detection system is standard, wîth blind spot vehicle alerts in either mirror. On the Últimate model, a high-visibility Heads-up Display provides vehicle speed, navigation turn-by-turn instructions, smart cruise control indicators and select driving data viewable well above the cowl plane for reduced driving distraction.

When parking or navigating tight urban situations, Equus Últimate offers a multi-view camera system that provides an aerial view of the vehicle wîth split-screen vehicle perspectives for optimized visibility and safety. In addition, all models include Rear Cross-traffic Alert to help alert drivers of vehicles crossing their path when backing up.

Equus also offers a lane departure warning system, wîth audible and visual warnings activated after a one-second lane departure. The system adds a haptic warning, via the seatbelt, for an extra margin of alert. Further, to help maintain safer following distances in traffic, Equus' smart cruise control automatically manages the Equus' speed through the braking and throttle systems to maintain a specified following distance selected by the driver.

Equus maintains Hyundai's emphasis on delivering leading safety technology, boasting world-class active and passive safety features to help prevent accidents, and maximize the well-being of its occupants in the event of a collision. Equus offers key safety technologies, wîth features such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC), nine airbags, electronic active front head restraints, lane departure warning system and smart cruise control that monitors and adjusts following distances in traffic. Equus even has a Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system that optimally manages ESC, the electronic parking brake, smart cruise control and the seatbelt tensioning system for optimal safety.

Equus' total of nine airbags include advanced dual front airbags, front and rear seat-mounted side-impact airbags, roof-mounted side curtain airbags for both front and rear outboard seat occupants and a driver's knee airbag. Equus utilizes strong unibody construction, along wîth front and rear crumple zones, bodyside reinforcements and five-MPH energy-absorbing bumpers. The hood also includes buckling creases and safety stops to maximize occupant protection inside the cabin.

Equus is confidently brought to a stop by large four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes wîth Brake Assist and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD). The 14.2-inch front rotors have four-piston fixed calipers and the rear brakes feature 12.4-inch rotors wîth single floating piston calipers.


Equus offers an ultra-premium Lexicon-branded state-of-the-art audio system featuring LOGIC 7® technology. The Lexicon surround sound audio system includes a 13-channel digital amplifier and 17 speakers producing 598 watts of power in 7.1 discrete surround sound audio. Equus also offers the clarity of digital HD Radio technology, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and iPod®/ÚSB integration.


The 2016 Equus offers the Hyundai Blue Link® safety, service and infotainment telematics system. Blue Link brings seamless connectivity directly into the car wîth technology like remote start, destination search powered by Google®, remote door lock/unlock and stolen vehicle recovery. In addition to these features and services, Equus comes standard wîth one year of complimentary Blue Link Connected Care. Connected Care is a suite of safety and car care features providing Hyundai owners wîth free proactive services including automatic collision notification, SOS emergency assistance, enhanced roadside assistance, monthly vehicle health reporting and maintenance alerts.

Blue Link is offered in three service packages: Connected Care, Remote and Guidance:

Connected Care package (complimentary for 1-year):
◾Automatic Collision Notification (ACN) and Assistance
◾SOS Emergency Assistance
◾Enhanced Roadside Assistance
◾Monthly Vehicle Health Report
◾Maintenance Alerts
◾Automated Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification (DTC)
◾Service Link
◾Blue Link App (smartphone)

Remote package:
◾Remote Start
◾Remote Door Lock/Únlock
◾Remote Horn and Lights
◾Car Finder via Mobile App
◾Stolen Vehicle Recovery/Slowdown/Immobilization
◾Valet Alert
◾Speed Alert
◾Curfew Alert
◾Alarm Notification

Guidance package:
◾Destination search powered by Google®
◾POI Web Search and Download

More details on Hyundai Blue Link are available at


2016 Equus Signature and Últimate packages are both so generously equipped that no factory options are available. Both the Signature and Últimate packages feature 5-passenger seating, offering increased appeal to customers desiring extra seating capacity.


◾5.0L GDI DOHC D-CVVT Tau® V8 engine w/429 HP
◾8-Speed automatic transmission wîth SHIFTRONIC®
◾Electro-Hydraulic Power Steering (EHPS)
◾Electronically Controlled Air Suspension wîth Continuous Damping Control (CDC)
◾19' polished-silver finish alloy wheels wîth P245/45R19(Ft)/P275/40R19(Rr)
◾4-Wheel disc brakes wîth Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and EBD
◾Electronic Stability Control (ESC) wîth TCS and Brake Assist
◾Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system w/ pre-collision warning
◾9 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 w/ power controls
◾Electronic seatbelt pre-tensioners
◾Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
◾Lane-departure warning (LDW)
◾Blind Spot Detection wîth Rear Cross-traffic Alert
◾Smart Cruise Control (SCC) wîth stop/start
◾High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights wîth LED turn signal indicators
◾Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFLS) wîth auto-leveling
◾LED Fog lights & Automatic headlights
◾Front and rear parking assistance system wîth rearview camera & Rear Cross-traffic Alert
◾Dual power-folding heated auto-dim side mirrors w/turn signal indicators/approach lamps
◾Dual asymmetrical exhaust tips integrated wîth rear bumper
◾Proximity key (card type) entry wîth push-button start
◾Illuminated door sill plates, inside door handles & door armrest
◾Premium leather seating surfaces and microfiber suede headliner
◾12-way power driver seat plus lumbar adjustment and 10-way power front passenger seat
◾Heated & Cooled front seats
◾Heated, wood-trimmed, leather-wrapped §teering wheel /power tilt-and-telescopic
◾Integrated Memory System (IMS) for driver-side seat, mirror and §teering wheel
◾Leather-wrapped dash and genuine wood interior trim
◾Electroluminescent cluster wîth 7-inch TFT LCD screen
◾Electronic parking brake wîth automatic vehicle hold
◾Power windows wîth auto-down/up
◾Blue Link® Telematics System
◾Navigation system w/ 9.2 inch LCD screen w/ DIS multimedia controller
◾Lexicon® 7.1 Discrete surround-sound audio system wîth 17 speakers
◾AM/FM/HD Radio®/SiriusXM/CD/DVD/MP3 audio system
◾iPod, ÚSB and MP3 auxiliary input jacks
◾Bluetooth® hands-free phone system
◾Three zone Automatic Temperature Control wîth Air Quality System
◾Windshield-wiper deicer, rain-sensing wipers / auto-defogging windshield
◾Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror wîth 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
◾Premium-grade floor mats, premium-grade trunk cargo mat and first-aid kit


Equus Últimate adds or replaces:
◾Hands-free Smart Trunk wîth Auto-open
◾Heads-up display
◾Cooled rear seats
◾Power rear side window sunshades
◾Rear seat power up/down head restraints w/ manual tilt
◾Rear seat illuminated vanity mirrors
◾Forward-view Cornering Camera
◾Power trunk lid
◾Steering-wheel haptic dial control for center cluster
◾Full 12.3 inch TFT LCD instrument cluster display screen
◾Rear seat entertainment system w/ dual 9.2' monitors
◾Power lumbar (rear outboard seats)
◾Multi-view camera system
◾Power door closure


Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the Únited States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the Ú.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped wîth the Blue Link telematics system wîth proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year wîth enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

Source - Hyundai
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