Hyundai has displayed its 2014 Equus luxury sedan at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, boasting about its new “premium-sport” design and variety of luxury features. In addition to the redesign, which is as much about modern visual updates as it is about improved aerodynamics, the vehicle has some new standard features and multiple driving modes. We have a gallery of the car after the jump.
Starting with the 2014 Equus’s exterior, drivers will find a 19-inch polished silver turbine-blade wheel design, as well as new side mirrors, grille design, front bumper fascia, and tail light graphics. LED fog lamps are now standard for the vehicle, and “Night Shadow Brown” has been added as a new exterior color option.
The interior has seen similar updates and improvements, with Hyundai completely redesigning the center stack and instrument panel, as well as the shift lever and the center console. The control layout on the steering wheel has been revised, and the rear seat’s console controls have been redesigned. There’s new wood trim options, as well as a new ivory leather interior design.
Features include climate control with three cabin temperature zones, a 7-inch cluster display in the Signature model, which increases to 12.3-inches in the Ultimate. The center stack has a 9.2-inch display, and in the back there are dual 9.2-inch displays as part of the entertainment system. The vehicle uses a smart key of both the card and fob varieties. There’s Standard Assurance Connected Care & Blue Link.
Under the hood, there’s a 5-liter Tau DOHC V8 engine with 429 horsepower at 6400 rpm, offering a tuned variable induction system and D-CVVT (Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing). The 2014 Equus gets 15mpg city/23mpg highway, combing for a decent 18mpg average.