Luxury Doesn’t Come Only From Germany, Look At The Exceptional 2015 Hyundai Equus
It is hard to think off the Korean full size limousines when the best limousines you see on every road and on every driveway on Beverly Hills come from the Germans. Hyundai is among many who try hard to reach the level of perfection and the brand value of the German manufacturers such as BMW, Mercedes and Audi. When they’ve revealed the second gen Equus back in 2009 it was hard to imagine that this car will live on for six year. But it did and with a major overhaul for the 2014 model year, the Hyundai Equus remained one of the most impressive vehicles produced by the Korean manufacturer. It is basically a full size luxury sedan with elements that position it in the same segment with cars such as the BMW 7 series, or the Mercedes Benz S-class. However, the Equus is much more affordable, yet it doesn’t lack the usual qualities the drivers of full size luxury limousines sought after.
The 2015 Hyundai Equus is absolutely the same as the one from the year before. That means that all improved elements in comparison with the one revealed back in 2009 stayed the same. The interior is still a nice place to be. With generous space offering, nice materials on the dash, the doors with exquisitely crafted elements in front and the back seats; this Korean limousine represents the luxury in the purest sense. The looks of the car clearly show what Hyundai is up to.
With Generous LEDs on the front and nicely sculpted back lights, this large vehicle really dominates the streets and demonstrates its alpha-male behavior in every sense you can think of. Apart from looking rather aggressive, the burble of the V8 five liter engine shows what this car is all about. With 430 HP on tap and exceptional eight speed transmission (the tranny and the engines are shared with the Genesis), the 2015 Hyundai Equus is absolutely comparable with any German limousine that pops into mind. Official specs say that the car is able to accelerate to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds which is impressive for a car that measures more than 200 inches in length. Still, fuel efficiency stays at 15 mpg city and 23 on the highway which isn’t great but if you are thinking about a luxury cruiser then you should be able to live with 15 mpg value rather easily.
That said, it is clear the 2015 Hyundai Equus can be compared with the Germans in terms of propulsion and driving systems. However, we have to point out that advanced safety systems, the producers of today’s best luxury cars (Lexus, German trio and Caddy) are known of, are not a part of the Equus. It lacks highly advanced intelligent cruise control (even though it has a smart cruise control system on board), but that is compensated with luxury equipment that includes the best leather seats available, real wood inserts, HomeLink infotainment system, 17 speaker audio system, the best navigational software Hyundai can offer (with the best trim level named Ultimate), rear seat entertainment including integrated 9,2 inch touch screen and the like.