Until today, we truly believed we would never encounter a press release as uninteresting as that which accompanied the 2010 Lexus LS600h at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Alas, we were wrong. Unveiled today in what would have been a precursor to its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show had Hyundai not canceled, the 2010 Hyundai Equus Limousine marks the first such vehicle to ever be developed in-house by the Korean automaker. Designed to accommodate the most discerning businessmen and heads-of-state, the Equus Limo boasts all the luxury amenities of the Equus sedan while packing 11 extra inches in length.
Beneath the hood the Equus receives the same engine options as its standard-size sedan brethren, including the 290-horsepower Lambda 3.8L V6 and the 400-horsepower Tau 5.0L V8. Also like the standard Equus, pricing for the Equus Limousine is nearly quadruple what the average consumer would be willing to pay for a Hyundai with prices starting at a whopping $113,000 USD.
Bottom line: much like the Louis Vuitton luggage set you scored for a song from that street vendor in Chinatown, regardless of how superb the construction it’s still just a high quality knock-off. Pinch your pennies and save up for a Rolls.