The Hyundai Equus took over the American luxury car market with its U.S. release back in 2011. Drivers who sought out luxury and refinement in a full size sedan, were pleasantly surprised with the level of quality the Equus provided. The Equus is the largest sedan in the Hyundai lineup, and also the most expensive.
Hyundai broke into the luxury full-size sedan segment with unique offerings, such as an Apple iPad containing the Equus owner's manual. Hyundai immediately set out to impress American car buyers, and their efforts paid off.
The 2016 Hyundai Equus is now in it’s second generation, and offers its drivers a unique driving experience tailored to their environment. With unparalleled safety technology and Hyundai’s Connected Care package, Equus drivers will always be safe on the open road.
The luxury Equus also comes with Hyundai’s luxury ownership experience, unlike any other in automotive history.
2016 Equus drivers can choose between two different driving dynamics that offer ride handling like never before. Normal, Sport, and Snow modes allow drivers to choose the best option for their particular driving experience.
Normal: This option provides an enhanced ride comfort while simultaneously allowing for well-controlled vehicle handling
Sport: For a more controlled damping, drivers will appreciate this air suspension driving mode.
Snow: This drive mode system function helps drivers easily navigate through snow and ice, and other adverse weather conditions.
Aside from drive modes, the 2016 Equus also comes with precise wheel articulation with five-link front and rear suspension geometry. Complicated mountain and country roads are easily navigated with this technology, and the standard 19-inch alloy wheels with staggered width tires.
The engineers behind the 2016 Equus paid particular attention to how the full-size sedan would maneuver in and out of parking spaces, and through narrow corridors. Electro-hydraulic steering, electronic parking guide assist, and variable effort steering system, all work together to provide easy maneuverability and a 36.9 foot turning circle.
Safety is embedded into the core of the 2016 Hyundai Equus. With a long list of advanced safety technology, drivers will feel confident behind the wheel of their luxury sedan, and passengers will feel comfortable knowing they are safe.
At the foundation, the 2016 Equus is built on a reinforced unibody construction, and features an entire Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system that works to ensure that all safety features are working as they should. With nine standard airbags, a traction control system, and electronic stability control, the Equus is a safe-driving vessel.
Other advanced safety features include:
Lane Departure Warning: Haptic, visual, and audible warnings are delivered to the driver to alert of any unintended lane departures while the car is in motion. Drivers can see a visual of their vehicle within the intended lane, and if it drifts out of that lane without using a turn signal, the lane departure warning system is employed.
Smart Cruise Control with Stop/Start Functionality: Drivers specify a pre-determined distance, and the Equus will automatically maintain that amount of space between it and vehicles on the road ahead. Radar technology judges the Equus’ distance, as well as the speed of the car in front of it. The sedan will automatically accelerate or utilize the brakes to maintain a safe distance - and can even come to a complete stop without any driver interference.
Blind Spot Detection: When a vehicle is in your blindspot, this system uses audio and visual warnings to let the driver know not to change lanes.
Electronic Brake-Force Distribution and Brake Assist: By balancing braking forces at each wheel, the Equus is able to stay in control during abnormal braking situations. Brake Assist works by detecting emergency braking, and applying the maximum force for minimal stopping distances.
Along with the above active safety features, Hyundai also offers drivers its Hyundai Blue Link safety, service, and infotainment telematics system. The 2016 Equus comes standard with Blue Link Connected Care, providing complimentary services for an entire year. They include:
Automatic Collision Notification (ACN) and Assistance
SOS Emergency Assistance
Enhanced Roadside Assistance
Monthly Vehicle Health Report
Automated Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification (
Blue Link App with a smartphone
The 2016 Hyundai Equus is unlike any other luxury sedan available in today’s automotive market. The vehicle itself is packed full of incredible features, amenities, power, performance, and luxury appointments, but Hyundai did not stop with the luxury details when the Equus was driven off the lot.
The Korean automaker is making a big splash in the luxury sedan segment with it’s one-of-a-kind Ownership Experience. Check out all that owning a 2016 Equus entails below:
Valet Service: When it comes time for an Equus to be serviced, drivers simply pick up their phone, or use Blue Link to contact Hyundai. A Courtesy Replacement Vehicle will be sent to the driver’s home, and a Hyundai representative will take the Equus in for service, returning it when completed. Maintenance was never as low-maintenance as it is today.
Complimentary Maintenance: For the first three years, or 36,000 miles of ownership, drivers will enjoy complimentary regularly scheduled maintenance. Oil changes, and all parts and labor are included in this impressive ownership perk.
Blue Link Connected Care: For the first year of ownership, Equus owners will enjoy the complimentary service that includes important safety benefits such as Remote Vehicle Access, Valet Alert, and Destination Search powered by Google.
Customer Connect Center: Equus drivers are able to connect to a customer care specialist seven days a week when questions regarding features, functionality, warranty coverage, or scheduling maintenance comes up.
Best Warranty in America: Hyundai’s famous 10-Year or 100,000 mile Powertrain Limited Warranty is the best in the nation. Offering drivers peace of mind that the automaker will maintain their Equus to the highest level of quality and reliability.
The 2016 Hyundai Equus is a full-size luxury sedan that offers incredible features, for under $62,000.