The Equus engineers had the enviable task of setting a new design standard for an entire line of vehicles. Starting with the distinctive front grille, deliberate lines continue from the hood through the body to show off the staggered-width 19-inch multi-spoke wheels. HID headlights with LED turn-signal indicators, sculpted front LED fog lights and the distinctive air intake further set the Equus apartin a field of conventional rivals.
Equus has been engineered from the ground up. The 19-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels with staggered-width tires in front and not only give the Equus a formidable look, but ensure superior handling.
For added visibility, safety and security, Equus offers a Multi-view Camera System featuring four cameras that provide a 360-degree view around the vehicle. Initially, the system offers an aerial view. Front, rearand side camera views can also be selected. All views are displayed on the central in-dash navigation screen at low parking speeds. At higher speeds the view switches to navigation mode.
Stylish LED turn-signal indicators frame the front High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights. The Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFLS)turns with the vehicle's steering angle so that upcoming curves and intersections receive illumination. The sophisticated auto-leveling headlights also keep light parallel to the road surface regardless of vehicle load. The result is that the driver enjoys light coverage at all times.
Equus features lighting accents to highlight the exterior design and deliver a sense of premium quality and functionality. At the front,LED fog lights help you maintain a clear view of the road ahead. The LED taillights make those behind you aware of your position and progress.
Each switch engages with authority. The materials aresuperb. Every stitch, every tolerance is executed in perfect alignment. It is an environment ruled by a healthy obsession to detail and orchestrated for your satisfaction.
Supple leather, in abundance. Microfiber suede headliner. Premium wood trim. A premium navigation system. 598-watt Lexicon 7.1 Discrete Surround Sound Audio System. And a 12-way power-adjustable driver seat that is heated and cooled. The Equus represents a new kind of luxury.
The 12-way power adjustable driver seat is heated and cooled. Seat height, rake, seatback recline and seat cushion adjustments areeasily controlled from the upper door panel that memorizes the preferences of multiple drivers. Equus also employs thermoelectric technology that controlsthe heating, cooling and humidity of the seat surface for optimal comfort.
The Front and Rear Parking Assistance System uses the rearview camera and a simple, superimposed graphic with parking guidelines todirect the driver into even the tightest parking spots. Front and rear parking sensors offer an extra line of protection in case you get too close to another car or object. Rear Cross-traffic Alert detects vehicles that cross therearward path of the Equus and provides both an audio and visual alert when an obstruction is detected.
The power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel with Integrated Memory System (IMS) remembers each nuance of your and another driver'spreferences. Trimmed in premium wood, the leather-wrapped steering wheel is heated for those chilly mornings, and the entire steering column automatically moves in and out of the way to make getting in and out of the driver seat even easier.
The 9.2-inch display screen is the Driver Information System(DIS) and navigation interface. The large, easy-to-read screen is intuitive forprimary driving functions, quick data recognition and driver control. Navigation is a snap with full map functions and a simple, comprehensiveinterface. The 9.2-inch screen also displays a 360-degree view around thevehicle using the Multi-view Camera System.
Never miss a thing. With Heads-up Display, your vehicle's most crucial information is conveniently projected directly onto the surface ofthe windshield. The Equus Ultimate features advanced capability in heads-upmode and information items can be turned on or off at the driver's discretion. Monitor vehicle speed, turn-by-turn navigation, Lane Departure Warning (LDW),Blind Spot Detection (BSD) and Smart Cruise Control (SCC)-in real time, and never take your eyes off of the road.
Cutting out the sun or prying eyes has never been so easy and stylish. Rear side-window sunshades that operate smoothly and quietly at the touch of a button are standard on the Ultimate.
Starting with 17 speakers standard,the Lexicon 7.1 Discrete Surround Sound Audio System includes a 13-channel digital amplifier that produces 598 watts. The audio experience delivers higher highs, lower lows and rich mid-range for audiophile-level quality. It also has SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with over 170 digital channels*, HD Radio™ technology, and iPod®/USB and auxiliary input jacks.
The Equus Ultimate offers its driver a massively brilliant12.3-inch LCD instrument cluster that is impressive in its beauty and function.This fully digital display changes screen color themes depending on the drivingmode selected. Options include Sport, Normal and Snow modes.
All of the comforts of a home media room now appearing on aninterstate near you. This Ultimate Package feature offers control of therear-seat entertainment system and either of the two 9.2-inch LCD rear-seat multimedia display screens. Rear-seat passengers can also adjust the angle, position and temperature of the heated and cooled rear seats. Experience thepower lumbar adjustment. Even, change the heating, air conditioning and freshair flow.
The Equus is powered by an impressive Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) 429-horsepower V8 engine. The advanced 8-speed automatic transmissiondelivers smooth power in an instant or efficient interstate touring as the driver demands. And a well-balanced, rear-wheel-drive layout gives Equus the foundation to perform less like a traditional luxury car and more like ahigh-performance sports sedan.
This system helps maintain consistent vehicle height andpitch regardless of load and road conditions, resulting in a consistent,comfortable ride. An available upgrade on the Lexus LS 460, Electronically-controlledAir Suspension is standard on the Equus.
The high-pressure die-cast engine block is entirelyaluminum. A Tuned Intake System (TIS) maximizes power, while Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) improves both low-end torque and high-endhorsepower. Further details like the timing chain drive system, serpentine beltand iridium double-tipped spark plugs help make the Equus more efficient.
Hyundai engineers designed this high-performancetransmission with precise gear ratios and lightweight components to make ithighly responsive and a perfect complement to the Tau® 429-hp* V8. The Equus also features an Overdrive Lock-up Torque Converter for higherefficiency at freeway speeds.
Rear Wheel Drive For Balance And Control. The very nature of Rear Wheel Drive shifts the Equus closerto a more ideal 50/50 front-to-rear weight distribution. This means the engine,transmission, driveshaft and rear differential provide better dynamic balance. The larger rear tires and suspension take on their fair share of the workload, offering a smoother, more stable ride and enhanced handling and traction.Continuous Damping Control (CDC)Much more sophisticated than typical shocks, CDC is anelectronic damping system that noticeably improves ride comfort and overalldriving dynamics at the same time. Sensors monitor values for body, wheel, andlateral acceleration, then use them to generate the ideal damping forces foreach wheel on a continuous basis. This minimizes body roll and makes acceleration and deceleration stable, steady and smooth. Like a morehigh-performance feel? Select Sport mode for firmer damping and a moreresponsive ride.
Hyundai has always been committed to safety. Equus steps upthis tradition with nine airbags, reinforced unibody construction and an entire Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system tasked with making sure all activeand passive safety features work optimally.
Equus has more standard airbags than the Lexus LS 460 or the BMW 750i. Nine total. Two advanced dual front airbags; a driver's knee airbag;two front and two rear seat-mounted side-impact airbags; and two roof-mountedside-curtain airbags for front- and rear-seat passengers.
An advanced steel unibody with energy-dispersing crumplezones forms the core of the Equus passive-safety system. The reinforced steelframe enhances safety and handling by creating a more rigid and lightweight body structure. Crash-durable adhesives in critical areas increase dynamictorsional rigidity, enabling better ride and handling.
VSM optimizes the function of all active and passive safety features. VSM incorporates Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction ControlSystem (TCS), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and a Lane Departure Warning (LDW). The comprehensive Vehicle Stability Management system links and prepares all safety systems in potential collision situations. This fully integrated system alsoincorporates the Electronic Parking Brake (EPB), Smart Cruise Control (SCC),seatbelt tensioning system, instrument panel warning lights and alerts for Lane Departure Warning.
Lane Departure Warning is designed to alert drivers ofunintended lane changes. Audible, visual and haptic warnings are triggered tore store the driver's attention in cases where the car drifts or changes lane swithout using a turn signal.
SCC is designed to detect vehicles within a driver-specified distance, and automatically maintains a consistent following distance. Operating like your normal cruise control when no other vehicles are near,radar judges the distance and speed of vehicles in front of you, and accelerates or brakes to help maintain a driver-selectable distance. Withstop/start functionality, when the vehicle ahead of you comes to a complete stop the Equus will automatically come to a full stop. The Equus will thenautomatically begin to start moving again, if the vehicle ahead starts moving forward within three seconds.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration analysis estimates that passenger cars equipped with ESC may experience 35% fewersingle-vehicle crashes and 30% fewer single-vehicle fatalities. ESC sensors measure the difference between a driver's intended path-when a turn is less ormore than intended-and applies appropriate brake-force to individual wheels to help regain control. ESC also includes Traction Control System (TCS), whichreduces wheelspin when accelerating.
Stop playing hide-and-seek on the highway. Expand your awareness with this essential safety technology that detects vehicles travelingin your blind spot. When an obstruction is detected, this system delivers anaudible and visual warning so that you're more fully informed about where othervehicles on the road are hiding.
By reducing wheel spin in various adverse tractionconditions, including inclement weather, Traction Control gives more stable andpredictable acceleration characteristics for a more confident, controlleddriving experience.
EBD balances braking forces at each wheel when the car isdynamically loaded. This helps the driver maintain confident control indifficult braking situations. In emergency braking situations, many drivers maynot apply sufficient braking force to achieve the shortest possible stopping distance. Brake Assist helps detect emergency braking and ensures the maximum braking force is immediately applied to minimize stopping distances.
Behind the wheel, information comes at us in a torrent. Somuch to take in, process, then act upon-often in milliseconds. That's when innovative thinking and advanced features like these can make a difference.
Equus offers a Multi-view Camera System featuring four cameras that provide a 360-degree view around the entire vehicle. This system includes a forward-view cornering camera mounted on the front grille, two cameras incorporated into the side mirrors and a rearview camera. When the Multi-view Camera System is on, the driver sees an aerial view of the Equus. The system can then be controlled to offer front, rear and side camera views. All camera views are displayed on the central in-dash navigation screen at lowparking speeds, then switch back to the navigation mode at higher speeds
Imagine a car so convenient that it can sense your presence and open its trunk automatically so that you can load it easier. The Equus isavailable with a hands-free smart trunk that will automatically open when youst and within 3 feet behind the vehicle with your key for more than threeseconds.
Imagine a car so ingenious that it can tell you when itneeds care or call for help instantly in the event of an accident. Well, that car is an Equus with Blue Link® Connected Care. It can even send you a Monthly Vehicle Health Report on your car via email. And best of all, Blue Link® Connected Care is complimentary, at no additional charge, for the first year asa trial (enrollment required).
Never miss a thing. With Heads-up Display (HUD), your vehicle's most crucial information is conveniently projected directly onto the surface of the windshield. The Equus Ultimate features advanced capability inHeads-up Display mode and information items can be turned on or off at the driver's discretion. Monitor vehicle speed, turn-by-turn navigation, Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Blind Spot Detection (BSD) and Smart Cruise Control(SCC)-in real time, and never take your eyes off of the road.
Stop playing hide-and-seek on the highway. Expand your awareness with this essential safety technology that is designed to detectvehicles traveling in your blind spot. When an obstruction is detected, this system delivers an audio and visual warning so that you're more fully informed aboutwhere other vehicles on the road are hiding.