Friday 28 October 2016
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2016 Hyundai Equus Gets Smart Trunk

2016 Hyundai Equus Gets Smart Trunk

If you’ve been dying to know all about the new 2016 Hyundai Equus, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got all the just released details for you. Big picture, it comes with a few minor tweaks including a hands-free smart trunk. But major changes won’t come until an all-new Equus debuts in 2017.

The 2016 comes in a Signature model line that will start at $61,500 and an Ultimate line that will start at $68,750. The Ultimate features a host of cool features including that Smart Trunk system we mentioned, where drivers simple have to walk up with the key for it to pop open.

Inside, the Signature offers a standard 9.2-inch center LCD display and the bump up to Ultimate comes with 12.3-inch, fully-digital Thin-film Transistor LCD display. The Ultimate also comes standard with dual 9.2-inch rear seat entertainment screens. The interior also offers such standard features as a three-zone climate control system, a Navigation system, a Lexicon surround-sound audio system with 17 speakers, heated front seats, and a tilt-and-slide sunroof.

The exterior comes with 19-inch turbine-blade alloy wheels in a silver finish. It also has a thin chrome bars on the front grille to contrast the blacked-out portions for a sporty look. The headlamps are in a jewel design with chrome and contrasting black-out finishes to make them pop. LED fog lamps are also standard.

This premium rear-wheel drive sedan comes standard with a 5.0-liter Tau DOHC V8 engine that packs 429 horses and 376 pound-feet of torque that uses Hyundai’s Shiftronic eight-speed automatic transmission. For maximum fuel economy and power it features a high-pressure direct injection engine system for an estimated of 15 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.

Drivers can choose between Normal, Sport, and Snow driving modes, each designed to optimize performance and handling. With Sport mode, the air suspension provides a more controlled damping as opposed to Normal mode that has a focus on ride comfort and controlled handling. As its name suggests, Snow mode is designed to for getting around safely in, well, snow.

Safety wise, it comes with a Blind Spot Detection system and a Driver Information System that provides navigation, radio, and hands-free calling to minimize distractions. The Ultimate model also adds a high-visibility Heads-up Display that displays things like directions and cruise control indicators. A multi-view camera system also adds to safety.

A release date should be coming out soon, but expect it to arrive no later than this fall.

Photo Credit: Hyundai