2013 NY Auto Show Preview: 2014 Hyundai Equus

During the week leading up to the 2013 New York International Auto Show, The Driving Life will focus on the big news to expect from automakers, including vehicle launches and model updates.

After a previous unveiling in Korea, the 2014 Hyundai Equus will be making its North American debut during the press preview days at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. Hyundai even teased a photo of the vehicle in the days leading up to the official stateside debut.

Hyundai Motor America said that the “significantly enhanced” 2014 Equus will include “more than 30 new and enhanced features, including exterior and interior design elements; ride, handling and vehicle control dynamics; interior material quality; driver technology displays and advanced safety features.”

Early reports indicate that some of those features on the redesigned Equus will be a head-up display, a blind-spot detection system and a haptic-like feedback system on the steering wheel. Those were some of the features on the South Korean Equus, and the U.S. version shouldn’t be much different.

The full-size Equus, which carries a starting MSRP over $60,000, competes directly with the other “big boys” of the luxury class, such as the Audi A8, the Lexus LS 460 and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Hyundai’s press conference will take place at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.

[Source: Edmunds]

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