Touted as the most expensive sedan model in Hyundai’s lineup, the ‘2017 Hyundai Equus’ name was derived by the Latin word which means horse. The South Korean manufacturer, for their second installment, will implement changes so as to affect performance more than looks.
2017 Hyundai Equus: Redesign Exterior and Interior
At this time, not much is known about what changes might take place on the car’s body and interiors, but we’ll provide you with all the latest info to the best of our knowledge. 2017 Hyundai Equus was first spotted bearing heavy camouflage as it was undergoing tests in the chilly weather of the Arctic Circle. Despite being camouflaged, its exterior gave away the impression that the car might be headed towards boasting an aggressive body design. Horizontal headlights were noticed; vertical taillights were spotted alongside integrated exhaust outlets. As you may have already guessed, it is only normal that LED lights will get featured in this model.
Considering changes in its exterior, the interior of this car is also expected to go through similar level of changes and boast of upgraded luxury and comfort elements. The South Korean automakers will leave no stone unturned to make sure than their potential customers to provide the best experience one can have out of their model. We wouldn’t be surprised if we found TFT screen on 7 inches in its premium trim level. Seats will be refurbished with leather, which will enhance comfort factor, and at the same time will accentuate the luxury quotient.
As far as new technological implements are concerned, you can expect the 2017 Hyundai Equus to feature a high end stereo system, upgraded Navigation, Cruise control, Rear-parking sensors and well as parking cameras for the enhanced trim variant. Undoubtedly, there will be no shortage of safety equipment as we expect airbags for every passenger.
2017 Hyundai Equus: Engine Specs
It is possible that 2017 Hyundai Equus will feature the same engine as the current version available in market. The current version sports a Tau V8 engine that can produce a maximum of 429 horsepower and 509 lb ft of torque, and is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Standard drive version is on rear-wheels. Changes that we can expect may come in the form of 10-speed auto transmission system along with the possibility of two V6 engine variants in both 3.3 liter and 3.6 liter versions. This time around, four-wheel drive system may also make an entry with the release.
2017 Hyundai Equus: Release Date and Price
This is the part that is most obscure as we do not have any concrete information about when the car might release and at what price. It is likely that the South Korean manufacturer may bring 2017 Hyundai Equus on sale by mid 2016 with a price that is slightly higher than what the current version costs, that is around $ 60 000.