2011 Hyundai Equus full specs announced for U.S.

4759354 300x165 2011 Hyundai Equus full specs announced for U.S.

Hyundai has released the final specifications for the 2011 Equus.

The entry-level Equus Signature comes with leather upholstery, an Alcantara headliner, a massaging driver seat, heated and cooled front seats, a heated steering wheel, wood trim, a glass sunroof, power reclining and heated rear seats, and power rear sunshades.

The range topping Equus Ultimate adds individual rear seats, a rear passenger-side seat massage system, cooled rear seats, a rear-seat entertainment system (with an eight-inch monitor), a rear center console refrigerator, and a power trunk lid.

Both cars feature Smart Cruise Control, passive entry, GPS navigation, a 608-watt Lexicon 7.1 Discrete surround-sound audio system, XM Satellite Radio, iPod/USB/Bluetooth connectivity, and an Apple iPad which doubles as an owner’s manual.

Under the hood, power is provided by a 4.6-liter V8 with 385 hp (287 kW / 390 PS) and 333 lb-ft (451 Nm) of torque. Connected to a six-speed ZF automatic transmission, the engine enables the Equus to accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than 6.4 seconds.

According to John Krafcik, Hyundai’s America president and CEO, “When you’re spending this much for a new car, you don’t want to feel like you’ve been shortchanged on engineering, technology or features. Equus Signature has the technology and content of fully-optioned flagship models from Lexus and BMW, while Equus Ultimate delivers a specification approached only by our competitors’ low-volume, special-order models.”

Pricing information wasn’t released, but potential customers can test drive the Equus with the “Your Time, Your Place” at-home vehicle demonstration program. If they decided to purchase the car, they’ll be treated to the “Valet Service program” which provides at-home pickup for service and maintenance.

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