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The New Hyundai Equus

The new 2016 Hyundai Equus is a standout amongst the most luxurious and efficient cars released by its manufacturer to date. By introducing their all-new concierge service, which is said to set the vehicle apart from its competition Hyundai opted for better luxury and performance. The concierge service brings a test drive anytime you wish – whether you’re at your work place or at relaxing at home and have a craving for driving the new Equus. The service center will also come directly to the home of Owners for upkeep and regular vehicle checkups. This is unheard of level of service from Hyundai that should make consumers feel acknowledged and luxurious.

Details

The Equus, with a starting MSRP of $61,500, is an utterly luxurious car designed for those seeking a classier ride around town. While the price tag associated with such a vehicle may initially turn some people off, the features included are more than enough to make up for the cost. Of course, if you are not at all stressed about the car, there is also an Ultimate Edition, with features like:

  • Heads-up Display
  • Smart trunk with auto open
  • Multi-view Camera System
  • 3-inch LCD
  • Back Seat Entertainment w/Dual 9.2-inch Monitors
  • Forward-view corner camera

Features

Regarding features, the 2016 Hyundai Equus comes fitted with a 429-HP V8 engine, which is stronger and more efficient than its direct competition like the Lexus LS 460. The interior space looks lovely at 126 cubic ft. While the LED fog lights, 19-inch wheels, LED turn-signal indicators and HID headlights provides a safe, reliable ride no matter your destination.

To a consumer, safety is always a primary concern, to this end, Hyundai is committed to offering some of the most dependable safety features currently obtainable in the market. The 2016 Equus comes fitted with reinforced body construction, nine airbags, and a Vehicle Stability Management system, which guarantees all safety features are always working as efficiently as possible.

For most people, driving is an entertaining experience that can be improved ten times over through the necessary incorporation of new technology. The 2016 Equus comes stock with an assortment of neat little features, such as the hands-free smart trunk, which allows you to open the car trunk just by getting near it. However, for this feature to work, you must hold your key for more than three seconds near the trunk.

The instrument display panel also includes trip data, like your average speed while driving, your estimated time of arrival, and how far you have left to go on said trip.

The Competition

Hyundai is exceptionally quick to clarify how their 2016 Equus is superior to the opposition. They also include a small narrative with almost every feature they have listed, detailing how the car is better than a particular car currently on the market. An example is, the interior space is larger than that of the Mercedes-Benz S550, the engine is more efficient than the Lexus LS460, and it has a more affordable price than both options.

Mileage

Mileage is the place a few shoppers might be wary of the 2016 Hyundai Equus. Its stock version receives 23 miles per gallon while driving on the highway and 15 miles per gallon in the city. This mileage is beat by a couple of contenders, though Hyundai plans to compensate for the low mileage the with the power of the engine and various other features as well. They are going for the luxury model instead of the fuel efficiency.

Pros/Cons

With regards to the advantages and disadvantages of the 2016 Hyundai Equus, many push this vehicle in ahead of its competitions, but a lot of areas where the manufacturer could have exceeded expectations also hold back serious aspects of the car.

For starters, one of its advantages is its luxurious packaging, which comprises all of the new technology included inside and out, the Concierge Service, and the safety features that will attract most consumers almost immediately. A nice touch is the free maintenance package, which covers you for three years or 36,000 miles.

As for the disadvantage, however, the low mileage is a deciding factor for most buyers, particularly with a price of over $60,000. Many customers will want to get as much mileage as possible, especially when fuel is costlier. Refilling the tank so frequently will turn a lot of potential consumers away from choosing the Equus.

In all, the unique features of the Equus should help set it apart from the competition. The few disadvantages it does have can be overlooked in favor of other, more interesting pieces of technology it offers.

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