Inside the New Hyundai Equus
The new 2016 Hyundai Equus is one of the most efficient, luxurious cars released by the car manufacturer to date. Hyundai opted for better luxury and performance by including their all-new concierge service, which is said to set the vehicle apart from its competition. What concierge service brings is a test drive whenever you wish – whether you’re at the office working or at home relaxing and feel like driving the new Equus. Owners will also have the service center come directly to their home for maintenance and regular vehicle check ups. This is a whole new level of service from Hyundai that should make consumers feel appreciated and luxurious.
With a starting MSRP of $61,500, the Equus is absolutely a luxury vehicle designed for those seeking a more elegant ride throughout town. While some of you may be initially turned off by the high price tag associated with such a vehicle, the features included stock are more than enough to make up the cost. Of course, if you are not worried about the car whatsoever, there is also an Ultimate Edition, which features:
- Smart trunk with auto open
- Forward-view corner camera
- 3-inch LCD display
- Heads-up Display
- Multi-view Camera System
- Rear Seat Entertainment w/Dual 9.2-inch Monitors
In terms of features, the 2016 Hyundai Equus comes stock with a 429-HP V8 engine, which is stronger and more efficient than its direct competition, such as the Lexus LS 460. The interior space is sitting pretty at 126 cu. ft. While the 19-inch wheels, HID headlights, LED turn-signal indicators, and LED fog lights provide a safe, reliably ride no matter where you’re driving.
As for safety, which is always a main concern for you, the consumer, Hyundai is dedicated to offering some of the most reliable safety features currently on the market. The 2016 Equus comes stock with nine airbags, reinforced body construction, and a Vehicle Stability Management system, which ensures all safety features are working as efficiently as possible at all times.
Of course, driving for most people is an entertaining experience that can be made ten times better through the necessary inclusion of new technology. The 2016 Equus comes stock with a variety neat little features, such as the hands-free smart trunk, which allows you to pop open the trunk simply by getting close to it. You must be holding your key for more than three seconds near the trunk for this feature to work, though.
The instrument panel also includes trip information, including your estimated time of arrival, your average speed while driving, and how far you have left to go on said trip.
Hyundai is very keen to explain how their 2016 Equus is better than the competition. With almost every feature they have listed, they also include a small anecdote detailing how it is better than a specific car currently on the market. For example, the engine is more powerful than the Lexus LS460, the interior space is larger than that of the Mercedes-Benz S550, and the price is more affordable than both options.
Mileage is where some consumers may be wary on the 2016 Hyundai Equus. The stock version of the new luxury vehicle receives 15 miles per gallon in the city and 23 miles per gallon while driving on the highway. This mileage is beat by a few competitors, though Hyundai is hoping to make up for the low mileage with various other features and the power of the engine itself. They are really going for the luxury model instead of the fuel efficiency.
When it comes to the pros and cons of the 2016 Hyundai Equus, there are quite a few that help push this vehicle ahead of the competition, but also hold back serious aspects of the car where the manufacturer could have excelled.
To start, the pros include its luxurious packaging, which includes the Concierge Service, all of the new technology included inside and out, and the safety features that will entice most consumers almost immediately. The complimentary maintenance package, which covers you for 3 years or 36,000 miles is quite a nice inclusion, too.
As for cons, however, the low mileage is a major turning point for most buyers, especially with a price tag over $60,000. Many of you will want to receive as much mileage as possible, especially when gas gets more expensive. Having to refill the tank so often will turn a lot of potential consumers away from actually driving off the lot with the Equus.
Overall, the unique features should help set the Equus apart from the competition. The few cons it does have can be looked past in favor of other, more interesting pieces of tech.