On April. 1, 2010, Hyundai introduced a luxury car- 2011 Equus. It will compete with the best luxury sedans in the world on all levels including amenities, performance, advanced technologies, design and ownership experience when it arrives at select Hyundai dealerships late this summer.
The design of the Equus is handsome and pleasing to the eye. A chrome surround and widely spaced bars in the grille lend to a stately presence, and LED parking lights suggest modern luxury. The rear fenders stick out a little too much from the body, an element that makes the car recognizable but not in a flattering manner. LED turn signals are inside the HID headlamps along with an adaptive front lighting system with white LED position lamps.
The Equus' performance capabilities is Hyundai's Tau 4.6-liter V8 engine, a two-time Ward's 10 Best Engine winner, mated to a ZF 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual control. The Tau V8 delivers an estimated 385 horsepower and 333 lb-ft of torque (378 horsepower and 324 lb-ft using regular fuel) to fit the demands of luxury consumers.
* Type of engine: 4.6-liter V-8
* Transmission: 6-speed automatic
* EPA fuel economy: 15 mpg city/23 mpg (highway)
* Displacement: 4.6 liters/4,627 cc
* Price (est): $58,000