We?ve followed the progress of the Korea-only Hyundai Equus for a while now, and even though it?s not likely to make it overseas, we?re still pleased to see Hyundai competing at the top level ? even if only in Korea.
A couple of leaked images of what is presumably the production Equus have surfaced online, and it?s a genuine looker. With styling cues clearly inspired by the likes of Mercedes-Benz and Lexus ? and even a little helping of Bentley ? there?s no doubting the Korean giant?s intentions with the third-gen Equus.
The 2010 Hyundai Equus will be available with two engine options: the 216kW (290hp) 3.8 litre Lambda V6 with 315Nm (233lb-ft) of torque, and the 4.6 litre Tau V8 making 273kW (366hp) and 440Nm (324lb-ft) of torque. Both engines are also found in the Genesis luxury sedan. Hyundai is also expected to add a more powerful 5.0 litre V8 to the lineup.
The Equus, as the flagship of the Hyundai range, also plays host to a range of technological first for a Korean car, such as Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Parking Guidance System (PGS), Pre-Safe Seatbelts (PSB), Advanced Front Lighting System (AFLS), and TFT-LCD dashboard cluster with visual warning system.
With these leaked images, there?s likely to be a lot more visuals and information to come in the next week or so. If you?re interested in cars you?ll probably never drive except maybe on holiday? stay tuned.