Hyundai has introduced the facelift for its Equus flagship model to this year’s New York Auto Show. It rides on a new set of turbine-blade 19-inch polished silver alloy wheels and wears a new paint entitled Night Shadow Brown. There are new side mirrors, updated front fascia, LED fog lamps as standard, along with modified tail lamp graphics. Inside, the cabin is adorned by a new ivory leather finish and we also notice real wood trim, different rear seat center console controls and an updated instrument panel plus center stack. The Signature variant has a 7-inch cluster display while Ultimate brings a larger 12.3-inch fully-digital screen.
Powering the 2014 Hyundai Equus facelift is a Tau DOHC V8 5.0-liter engine producing 429 hp (320 kW) and 509 Nm (376 lb-ft) of torque. This engine works together with an 8-speed SHIFTRONIC transmission which enables the premium sedan to return 15 mpg in the city, 23 mpg on the highway and 18 mpg in the combined cycle.
Hyundai says the cabin is considerably quieter than before and the car has an almost 50/50 weight distribution. Safety equipment includes heads-up display, multi-view camera system, electronic active front head restraints, lane departure warning system, vehicle stability management, electronic stability control, blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert and nine airbags.