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2014 Hyundai Equus Changes Revealed Ahead of New York Debut

2014 Hyundai Equus Changes Revealed Ahead of New York Debut

By Jeff Youngs, March 18, 2013
In advance of the vehicle's debut at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, Hyundai has released information about its updated 2014 Equus luxury sedan, which receives subtle styling modifications, new technologies, and more.

The 2014 Hyundai Equus looks similar to the 2013 model it replaces, but slight design changes front and rear combined with new 18-inch and 19-inch wheel selections give the 2014 Equus a more distinctive appearance. It has adaptive LED headlights and LED taillights and new paint color choices are also offered.

Changes are more evident inside the 2014 Equus. New perforated leather upholstery with contrast piping is available, and the vehicle's gauges, center stack controls, driver information system controls, infotainment display, and steering wheel are redesigned.

The new Equus is equipped with a modern-looking steering wheel fronting new Thin Film Transistor (TFT) LCD gauges that change color and graphics depending on whether the driver has selected the vehicle's Normal, Snow, or Sport driving modes. A new 9.2-inch center dashboard display resides atop the redesigned center stack controls, controlled by a revised center console control knob and satellite command buttons. A square analog clock is also new for 2014, and rear-seat occupants can enjoy an available entertainment system that now offers dual viewing screens embedded into the front seatbacks.

The 2014 Equus is also equipped with a new smart key that resembles a credit card, which provides passive access and starts the 429-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-8 engine. A new shift-by-wire transmission is standard in the updated Equus, offering a gear selector similar to that found in some BMW models. In other of its global markets, Hyundai offers a 3.8-liter V-6 in the Equus, but that engine is unlikely to be installed in vehicles destined for the United States.

More details about the updated 2014 Hyundai Equus will be available closer to its official introduction at the New York Auto Show next month.

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