Ever since the Hyundai Equus has been introduced to the US market back in 2010, the vehicle has been gaining popularity and has been expanding on its fan base. It makes perfect sense that the car should receive an update and a new model that will be available in the US as the people there are certainly willing to pay that a luxury full-size sedan demands. The recent spy shots that we have been getting show us that a 2018 Hyundai Equus is on the verge.
The photos that have emerged show us a wrapped Equus vehicle that is doing its cold-weather testing near the Arctic circle. The first sight of the car shows us that it has gone fairly along its development and will be nearing completion really soon. As Hyundai has already announced its lineup for the 2016 model year, it is fair to assume that the Equus is scheduled for the next one as a 2018 model.
Compteriors like Mercedes and Lexus have already produced their vehicles for the upcoming 2016 model year and we must say that they are a tough act to follow. With the recent development and rise of the Hyundai Equus is the luxury mid-size department we can say with certainty that this car has got what it needs to be even better. As we are waiting for the official release date to be given you can study the review and find out all about the potential price of the car and its specs that it will produce.
2018 Hyundai Equus exterior
With the debut of the Hyundai Equus in 2010 the car presented some groundbreaking points that were an impossible feat for the competition to follow. The car presented a massive breakthrough in luxury and size and was something that people were amazed immediately on release. But in fact it was a step back in the design properties that the car had. Well they have been building up to a point when this could be changed as it was something that affected this car and what did not allow it to become even greater that it should be.
The new 2018 model will have a more aggressive stance to it and will be a massively updated and redesigned vehicle. The car is going to adopt some of the characteristics of a Genesis Sedan car and will have more aggressiveness and attitude that way. As see so far, the new Equus will have a more upright grille design and some horizontal LED headlights. The back part of the car will include the new vertical taillights, similar to the ones seen in the Mercedes S-Class, and multi-spoke wheels and integrated exhaust outlets with add more style to the car. It will have squared-off roofline which will leave the car with a profile similar to a Camry vehicle.
2018 Hyundai Equus Interior
The inside is the part which has been leased discuss so far. But as this is going to be a 2018 release, there is still time to get better acquainted with the inside setup of the upcoming Hyundai Equus vehicle. What we do know is that the car is going to use the same styling points that are seen in the Genesis Sedan and the next-gen Sonata cars. It will employ some high-strength steel and lightweight aluminum which will add to the rigidness of the car but at the same time make the car smoother and quieter. They are not going to disappoint when it comes to the luxury of the cabin and also we are assuming that a fully technologically upgraded inside is something that will happen. Let just wait some more to see what Hyundai is going to announce about the inclusion inside.
The story so far for the Hyundai Equus vehicles that have been introduced in the US market is that they have all used the same drivetrain so far, the 5.0-liter V-8, an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. Not to say that it is a bad engine setup, but it is perhaps one of the faults as they have not managed to introduce another engine option for this long as it seems that this is something that the fans would really enjoy. But it seems that the 2018 model may address this issue and introduce a new engine option. All cars are set on it being the 3.3-liter twin-turbo V-6 as well as the HTRAC all-wheel-drive system. There are even some talks of improving the current engine and making it more fuel efficient. The vehicle will certainly get a refresh in the 2019 model year when the 10-speed automatic will be introduced for the next-gen Equus but for now they are going to stick to a current eight-speed automatic transmission for sure.
2018 Hyundai Equus Price and release date
As this is all based on assumptions and the spy photos that have been introduced, we can expect the next Hyundai Equus to appear in the first quarter of 2018. The car already looks as if it is nearing completion so it will not take too long to develop completely. The current price of the Equus is around $60,000 and people who have afforded to buy the previous one will certainly opt for the new one upon its release. We assume that the figure will rise this time to no more than $70,000 for the 2018 Hyundai Equus.