It’s really no secret that Hyundai is studying the large-luxury-sedan market in North America very closely in order to bring its Equus over the United States. The Hyundai Equus made its first U.S. debut at the 2009 New York Auto Show earlier this year. The Korean automaker later confirmed that 100 units of the Equus will make it to U.S. dealerships this summer to “quietly gauge what American customers think about the model.” Alex Krafcik, Hyundai Motor America CEO John Krafcik’s son, later posted photos of a black Equus on Flickr (with or without his fathers permission).
An insider has now confirmed that Hyundai is planning on bringing the Equus to the U.S. in July 2010. The sources said that the model will compete with the Lexus LS 460 and will be priced under $60,000.
The Hyundai Equus, the largest sedan build by the company, is based on the rear-wheel-drive platform from the Genesis sedan. Sources that the Equus will come to the U.S. with V8 engines choices only. The 2010 Equus VS460 that made its debut in New York was powered by a 366-hp 4.6L Tau V8 mated to ZF 6-speed automatic transmission.
2010 Hyundai Equus hangs out in the United States:
– By: The Daily Auto Editor