Wednesday, January 5, 2011

First Look: 2011 Hyundai Equus



The New Hyundai Equus is a car with presence. This car is big, luxurious, and says "I have it all, but I'm smart with my money". It looks and drives great! This is third example of Hyundai vehicles reaching upmarket status and giving Premium nameplates a run for their money literally. At first glance it looks like a mix of several different big body luxury sedans, after closer inspection there is a design language all it's own. Taking cues from the Genesis sedan, which it shares a platform with, the Equus (pronounced Eck-wiss) has bulging rear fenders to accentuate it's rear wheel drive drivetrain and a ton of chrome to take on the Mercedes and Lexus crowd. It drives great with auto leveling air suspension that can change responsiveness in less than a second to adjust for road conditions, and has plenty of power with it 385 hp, 4.6 liter (tau) V8 engine. Hyundai has done it again with a base price of $58,000 with a "ULTIMATE" packaged Equus topping out at $65,000. All that with a 10 year/ 100,000 mile powertrain warranty makes this luxo sedan a "no brainer".

Performance:


  • 4.6 liter - 385 HP/ 333 lb/ft V8
  • Dual CVVT
  • Variable Intake System
  • Iridium double-tipped spark plugs
  • Dual integrated asymmetrical exhaust
  • ZF - 6 Speed automatic transmission
  • Shiftronic manual shift capability
  • Air Suspension with ride height and quality control
  • Rear Wheel drive construction
  • Dual stage electronic assisted steering
  • Too many features to list
Appearance:



  • Chrome accents everywhere
  • Fog Lights
  • 19" Chrome Wheels
  • LED Taillights
  • LED side marker repeaters on side mirrors
  • Premium fit and finish
  • Premium Colors and Paint Quality
  • Too many features to list

Comfort & Convenience:


  • Power Seating
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Heated/Air conditioned for all seating surfaces
  • Front and Rear parking cameras
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Radar assisted Cruise Control
  • Navigation
  • Rear DVD screen
  • Rear passenger window shades
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Alcantara Suede headliner
  • Rear massaging seat
  • Too many to list



Economy:



  • 18 mpg city driving / 24 mpg highway driving (up to 29 mpg!)
  • Low Coefficient of drag
  • Eco friendly refrigerator
  • Low rolling resistance tires
  • LED lighting
  • Low Emission Rating
Reliablity:



  • World class award winning top 10 ever "TAU" engine
  • Timing chain
  • 10 Year / 100,000 mile powertrain warranty
  • 5 year/ 60,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty
  • 5 year / unlimited mile roadside assistance package with trip interruption

Safety:


  • 9 Air bags
  • Steel beam reinforced doors
  • high tensile steel door panels
  • Lane Departure Warning System wakes you up if you are falling asleep
  • Front and Rear parking cameras
  • Front and Rear proximity sensors
  • Too many to list
Technology:
  • Navigation
  • Front & Rear Cameras
  • Bluetooth with phonebook sync
  • XM/FM/CD/DVD/USB/iPOD connectivity
  • Too many to list

Call me with any questions Joe Macedone 801-623-1392














1 comment:

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