This system helps maintain consistent vehicle height and pitch regardless of load and road conditions, resulting in a consistent, comfortable ride. An available upgrade on the Lexus LS 460, Electronically-controlled Air Suspension is standard on the Equus.
The high-pressure die-cast engine block is entirely aluminum. A Tuned Intake System (TIS) maximizes power, while Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) improves both low-end torque and high-end horsepower. Further details like the timing chain drive system, serpentine belt and iridium double-tipped spark plugs help make the Equus more efficient.
Hyundai engineers designed this high-performance transmission with precise gear ratios and lightweight components to make it highly responsive and a perfect complement to the Tau® 429-hp V8. The Equus also features an Overdrive Lock-up Torque Converter for higher efficiency at freeway speeds.
Much more sophisticated than typical shocks, CDC is an electronic damping system that noticeably improves ride comfort and overall driving dynamics at the same time. Sensors monitor values for body, wheel, and lateral acceleration, then use them to generate the ideal damping forces for each wheel on a continuous basis. This minimizes body roll and makes acceleration and deceleration stable, steady and smooth. Like a more high-performance feel? Select Sport mode for firmer damping and a more responsive ride.
Stylish LED turn-signal indicators frame the front High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights. The Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFLS) turns with the vehicle’s steering angle so that upcoming curves and intersections receive illumination. The sophisticated auto-leveling headlights also keep light parallel to the road surface regardless of vehicle load. The result is that the driver enjoys light coverage at all times.
Equus features lighting accents to highlight the exterior design and deliver a sense of premium quality and functionality. At the front, LED fog lights help you maintain a clear view of the road ahead. The LED tail lights make those behind you aware of your position and progress.
The Equus engineers had the enviable task of setting a new design standard for an entire line of vehicles. Starting with the distinctive front grille, deliberate lines continue from the hood through the body to show off the staggered-width 19-inch multi-spoke wheels. HID headlights with LED turn-signal indicators, sculpted front LED fog lights and the distinctive air intake further set the Equus apart in a field of conventional rivals.
The 9.2-inch display screen is the Driver Information System (DIS) and navigation interface. The large, easy-to-read screen is intuitive for primary driving functions, quick data recognition and driver control. Navigation is a snap with full map functions and a simple, comprehensive interface. The 9.2-inch screen also displays a 360-degree view around the vehicle using the Multi-view Camera System..
The 12-way power adjustable driver seat is heated and cooled. Seat height, rake, seatback recline and seat cushion adjustments are easily controlled from the upper door panel that memorizes the preferences of multiple drivers. Equus also employs thermoelectric technology that controls the heating, cooling and humidity of the seat surface for optimal comfort.
The Equus Ultimate offers its driver a massively brilliant 12.3-inch LCD instrument cluster that is impressive in its beauty and function. This fully digital display changes screen color themes depending on the driving mode selected. Options include Sport, Normal and Snow modes.
Supple leather, in abundance. Microfiber suede headliner. Premium wood trim. A premium navigation system. 598-watt Lexicon® 7.1 Discrete Surround Sound Audio System. And a 12-way power-adjustable driver seat that is heated and cooled. The Equus represents a new kind of luxury.
All of the comforts of a home media room now appearing on an interstate near you. This Ultimate Package feature offers control of the rear-seat entertainment system and either of the two 9.2-inch LCD rear-seat multimedia display screens. Rear-seat passengers can also adjust the angle, position and temperature of the heated and cooled rear seats. Experience the power lumbar adjustment. Even, change the heating, air conditioning and fresh air flow.
Starting with 17 speakers standard, the Lexicon 7.1 Discrete Surround Sound Audio System includes a 13-channel digital amplifier that produces 598 watts. The audio experience delivers higher highs, lower lows and rich mid-range for audiophile-level quality. It also has SiriusXM Satellite Radio with over 170 digital channels*, HD Radio™ technology, and iPod®/USB and auxiliary input jacks.
Covers repair or replacement of powertrain components (i.e., selected engine and transmission/transaxle components), originally manufactured or installed by Hyundai that are defective in material or factory workmanship, under normal use and maintenance. Coverage applies to original owner only, effective with 2004 model year and newer model-year vehicles. On 1999-2003 model years, coverage applies to original owner and immediate family members (i.e., wife, husband, daughter, son, stepdaughter, stepson).
Equus has more standard airbags than the Lexus LS 460 or the BMW 750i. Nine total. Two advanced dual front airbags; a driver’s knee airbag; two front and two rear seat-mounted side-impact airbags; and two roof-mounted side-curtain airbags for front- and rear-seat passengers.
Stop playing hide-and-seek on the highway. Expand your awareness with this essential safety technology that detects vehicles traveling in your blind spot. When an obstruction is detected, this system delivers an audible and visual warning so that you’re more fully informed about where other vehicles on the road are hiding.
VSM optimizes the function of all active and passive safety features. VSM incorporates Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and a Lane Departure Warning (LDW). The comprehensive Vehicle Stability Management system links and prepares all safety systems in potential collision situations. This fully integrated system also incorporates the Electronic Parking Brake (EPB), Smart Cruise Control (SCC), seatbelt tensioning system, instrument panel warning lights and alerts for Lane Departure Warning.