2012 Hyundai Equus

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What's New for 2012:
  • New V-8 engine
    • New 8-speed automatic transmission
      • Power sunshades for rear side windows standard on all models

        Exterior Features
        The Hyundai Equus is a 4-door, full- luxury sedan offered in two trim lines--Signature and Ultimate. Nineteen-inch wheels are standard.

        Interior Features
        The 2012 Hyundai Equus seats 4-5 passengers, depending on the rear-seat configuration, and offers 16.7 cubic feet of trunk space. The base Signature trim comes equipped with a long list of amenities, including leather upholstery, adaptive cruise control, rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated seats, navigation system, and Bluetooth connectivity. The upgraded Ultimate trim replaces the rear bench seat with two reclining bucket seats and a center console featuring a mini refrigerator, and adds a rear-seat DVD entertainment system. A premium 17-speaker sound system is standard on both trims.

        Optional Features
        Hyundai does not offer stand-alone options or additional package groups for the 2012 Equus. The Signature trim comes standard with Equipment Package 1 and the Ultimate has Equipment Package 2 as standard.

        Under the Hood
        All 2012 Hyundai Equus models are fitted with a 5.0-liter V-8 engine rated at 429 horsepower. A new 8-speed automatic transmission delivers the power to the rear wheels.

        Fuel Economy
        EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2012 Hyundai Equus are 15/23/18 mpg (city/highway/combined).

        Standard safety features of note on the Hyundai Equus include active front head restraints, lane-departure warning system, and driver-side knee air bag.

        To date, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not tested the 2012 Hyundai Equus. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Equus received a \"Good\" rating--the Institute's highest--for both frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection.


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  • Name Signature (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 59000.00 Engine 5.0L/307 City/Hwy MPG 16/24
  • Name Ultimate (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 66000.00 Engine 5.0L/307 City/Hwy MPG 16/24
  • Heated/cooled pwr front bucket seats -inc: 12-way pwr driver, 10-way pwr front passenger seat, driver lumbar adjustment, electronic active front head restraints w/pwr controls, driver seat massage system, driver seat memory
  • 60/40 pwr reclining heated rear seats
  • Premium leather seating surfaces
  • Front door map pockets w/tilt-out feature
  • Rear center armrest w/dual cupholders & control console
  • Illuminated scuff plates
  • Premium front/rear floor mats
  • Heated wood-trimmed/leather-wrapped pwr tilt/telescopic steering wheel -inc: memory, audio controls, cruise controls, trip/display vehicle info controls, Bluetooth controls
  • Instrumentation -inc: speedometer, tachometer, coolant temp, fuel level, odometer, trip odometer, electroluminescent display
  • Indicators -inc: PRND, cruise control, turn signal/hazard, high beam, vehicle stability management system, electronic stability control, traction control system, tire pressure monitoring system
  • Warning lights -inc: oil pressure, battery, door ajar, airbag, seatbelt, low fuel, trunk lid open, brake, check engine, ABS
  • Warning chimes -inc: key-in-car w/door ajar, seatbelt
  • Electroluminescent cluster w/3.5" TFT LCD screen
  • Smart cruise control
  • Pwr windows w/auto-down/up
  • Proximity key entry w/push-button start
  • (2) proximity fobs
  • Anti-theft engine immobilizer
  • Remote keyless entry w/anti-theft system
  • Trip computer -inc: average fuel economy, average speed, range to empty, trip timer, trip distance
  • Dual auto temp control w/air quality system -inc: rear seat temp controls, rear seat heat ducts
  • Auto defogging windshield w/humidity sensor
  • Electronic rear window defroster w/timer
  • (3) 12V pwr outlets
  • Leather-wrapped dash
  • Real wood interior trim
  • Illuminated interior door handles & armrests
  • Electrochromic auto-dimming rearview mirror -inc: HomeLink, compass
  • (4) assist grips
  • (2) rear coat hangers
  • Illuminated driver/front passenger visor vanity mirrors w/visor extension
  • Lighting -inc: front map lights, rear reading lights, glove compartment light, cargo area light, ashtray light, illuminated push-button start, rear seat footwell light
  • Microfiber suede headliner
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob w/woodgrain insert
  • Premium trunk cargo mat
  • Luggage net
  • Energy absorbing steering column
  • 50/50 pwr reclining heated/cooled split rear seats -inc: first-class seat w/leg support & massage system, rear seat pwr up/down head restraints w/manual tilt
  • Fixed rear center console storage
  • Forward-view cornering camera
  • Pwr trunk lid
  • Rear seat illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Pwr rear/side-window sunshades
  • Thermoelectric rear console refrigerator
  • 19" x 8.0" front & 19" x 9.0" rear 9-spoke chrome alloy wheels
  • P245/45R19 front & P275/40R19 rear tires
  • 18" alloy wheel w/T155/80R18 temporary spare tire
  • Pwr tilt & slide glass sunroof
  • Roof sun shield
  • Body color bumpers w/chrome insert molding
  • Chrome window belt moldings
  • Chrome bodyside moldings
  • Body color rocker panel sill
  • Chrome accent grille
  • Auto on/off HID headlights w/LED turn signal indicators -inc: adaptive front lighting system (AFLS) w/auto-leveling, LED position lamps
  • Fog lights
  • Center high mount LED stop lamp
  • Dual pwr-folding heated auto-dimming side mirrors w/memory -inc: turn signal indicators & approach lamps
  • Acoustic laminated windshield & front/rear side windows
  • Solar control tinted glass
  • Variable speed intermittent/speed sensitive/rain-sensing wipers
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
  • Chrome insert door handles
  • 5.0L DOHC GDI Tau V8 engine
  • 8-speed automatic transmission w/SHIFTRONIC -inc: lock-up torque converter
  • Rear wheel drive
  • 180-amp alternator
  • 100-amp/hr battery
  • Electronically controlled air suspension -inc: continuous damping control (CDC), front/rear stabilizer bar
  • Electro-hydraulic pwr steering (EHPS)
  • 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes
  • Electronic parking brake w/auto vehicle hold
  • Dual asymmetrical exhaust tips
    • Electronic stability control (ESC) w/traction control (TCS) & brake assist
    • Vehicle stability management system (VSM) w/pre-collision warning
    • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD)
    • Shift interlock system
    • Front & rear crumple zones
    • 5-MPH bumpers
    • Hood buckling creases & safety stops
    • Bodyside reinforcements
    • Daytime running lights
    • Advanced dual front airbags
    • Front passenger airbag on/off switch
    • Front/rear seat-mounted side-impact airbags
    • Front/rear roof mounted side-curtain airbags
    • Driver knee airbag
    • Front/rear parking assistance system w/rearview camera
    • Electronic front seatbelt pretensioners & force limiters
    • Lower anchors & upper tether anchors (LATCH)
    • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
    • Lane-departure warning system (LDWS)
    • First-aid kit (PIO)
    • Rear door child safety locks
    • Emergency trunk release
    • Lexicon 7.1 discrete surround-sound audio system -inc: AM/FM/HD Radio/XM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD/DVD changer, (17) speakers, iPod/USB/MP3 aux input jacks, iPod connection cable, speed sensing volume control
    • Navigation system -inc: 8" display, driver information system (DIS), multimedia controller
    • Bluetooth hands-free phone system
    • Lexicon 7.1 discrete surround-sound audio system -inc: AM/FM/HD Radio/XM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD/DVD changer, (17) speakers, iPod/USB/MP3 aux input jacks, iPod connection cable, speed sensing volume control, rear seat audio controls
    • Rear seat entertainment system w/8" monitor

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