Phase II of Hyundai’s attack on the luxury auto market, the Hyundai Equus will drop in 2010 as Hyundai’s new full-size, flagship sedan. Expected to ride on a slightly elongated version of the platform currently underpinning the Hyundai Genesis, the Hyundai Equus will unseat the Genesis as the reigning heavyweight with an 8-sp automatic transmission and a 5.0L V8 rumored to output over 400 horsepower. The 2010 Equus will also get many luxury upgrades befitting the Mercedes which it mocks, including Vehicle Stability Management System (VSMS2 – numerically noted to indicate second generation), Hyundai’s Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), and a Pre-Safety Seatbelt System so called for its preemptive locking of all engaged safety belts when sensors indicate a collision is imminent.
Formally dubbed the 2010 Hyundai Equus VI, the 2010 RWD premium Equus will replace the current FWD Equus initially released in the Korean market in 1998. Further details are scant (though it’s not like we’re chomping at the bit for Hyundai news anyway), but we did manage to stumble across a few