2013-07-16 13:26:30

2014 Hyundai Equus Cost Grows $1,750

Hyundai is going to charge a $1,750 extra for its brand-new 2014 Equus flagship sedan.

The starting cost for the Korean exclusive vehicle is $61,920 featuring delivery, which buys you the “Signature” trim. “Ultimate” trim variants carry an extra $7,000. The 2014 model year brings with it an upgraded variant of the Equus that features a long list of enhancements.

Hyundai announced bold claims about the Equus during the New York Motor Show earlier this year, telling it’s the most shopped premium luxury sedan. That announcement would put the vehicle above the Audi A8, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and few others.

Among the upgrades, refreshed 19-inch wheels, a new bumper and an enhanced grille while LED fog lamps are included as regular equipment. But the majority of tweaks happen inside the vehicle.

Fresh tech details and an upgraded instrument panel are the most significant changes. The shifter, the dashboard, the door panels have all been enhanced. Shelling out for the “Ultimate” model receives you a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster — a trend seen in other luxury vehicles featuring the Jaguar XJ. There are also two 9.2-inch displays for rear passenger entertainment.

But Hyundai that’s not the end. The vehicle’s air suspension has also been massaged to provide a smoother ride and sportier handling. Normal and sport options allow the driver to pick and choose for a more tailored driving experience.

This is an upgrade, and the same 5.0-liter V8 works under the hood to provide 429 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque.