30 de março de 2013

Hyundai Equus also got revealed at the New York International Auto Show


The South Korean company took advantage of the New York International Auto Show to present the redesigned Equus. The luxury sedan had several improvements in vehicle dynamics, material selection, driver technology and safety features, besides the aesthetic improvements found in the exterior and interior.

Starting with the exterior, Hyundai now offers a new 19 inch turbine-blade alloy wheels and the LED fog lights are now standard. The redesigned parts include the front grille that now has thinner chrome bars, side mirrors and the tail lamp light scheme. The overall size remains the same. 203.1 inches (5159mm) in length, 74.4 inches (1890mm) wide and 58.7 inches (1491mm) high.

On the inside, the company based in Seoul wanted to create a more sporty and premium environment, so they redesigned and used higher quality materials in the instrument panel, rear console and center stack.

In the fight to get the bigger screen inside a car, Hyundai added a 7 inch TFT LCD center cluster display for the Signature models and a larger 12.3 inch screen for the Ultimate models. In both models you have a 9.2 inch LCD instrument panel. And those screens weren't enough, the Ultimate model is fitted with two high-resolution 9.2 inch monitors in the back of the front seats.

The rear-wheel drive car comes equipped with the 5.0 liter Tau DOHC V8 engine that produces 435PS (429hp or 320kW) and 510Nm (376b/ft) mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Combined fuel consumption is rated at 18 USA mpg (21.6 UK mpg or 13.1l/100km).