New York Live – 2014 Hyundai Equus (a.k.a. Centennial) scores high on luxury quotient [Images Updated]


Nithyanandh K,

As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I’m, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!

The 2014 Hyundai Equus (called as the Centennial in the Middle East) has just been unveiled at the New York Motor Show.

2014 Hyundai Equus rear three quarter2014 Hyundai Equus badge

The luxury flagship saloon from Hyundai gets a midlife facelift along with a copious addition of luxury features. The three year old design is left untouched but the head and tail lamp elements have undergone modernization.

2014 Hyundai Equus rear fascia 2014 Hyundai Equus side profile

Features of the 2014 Hyundai Equus

  • Powered by a 290 PS 3.8 litre V6 petrol engine or 435 PS 5.0 litre GDI V8 petrol engine depending on the market
  • Both the engines are bolted to a 8-speed automatic transmission which was introduced in the MY2012
  • Shift by wire transmission technology

2014 Hyundai Equus dashboard 2014 Hyundai Equus rear seat

  • Fully adaptive LED headlamps and reprofiled LED tail lamps
  • New 18″ alloy wheels (19″ alloy wheels are optional)
  • Card type smart key

2014 Hyundai Equus front seats 2014 Hyundai Equus front fascia

  • Multimedia infotainment system with a 9.2″ touchscreen display and driver information system
  • New TFT LCD display replaces the old analog instrument panel
  • Premium analog clock in the center console

2014 Hyundai Equus grille 2014 Hyundai Equus headlight

  • Three theme options for interior – Black one-tone, Brown two-tone and Creme Beige two-tone
  • Rear entertainment system with individual screens for the passengers
  • Rear relaxation seat mode liberates more leg room by pushing the front passenger seat forward and it also deploys the thigh support

2014 Hyundai Equus front three quarters 2014 Hyundai Equus side mirror

  • Rear center armrest has a cooling/warming compartment
  • Rear seats get powered lumbar supports

The added luxury features would help the Hyundai Equus to take the fight towards mighty German luxury saloons.

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