Hyundai Motor Group announced today to the Korean media that it will release a completely revamped version of its flagship sedan, the 2017 Equus in December for its local market.
[ads id=”0″ style=”float:left;padding:9px;”]The South Korean carmaker hopes the new 2017 Equus will help to improve its sluggish sales amid competition with other large sedans of imported brands such as the recently released BMW 7-series, Lexus LS and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
The new 2017 Equus will take the latest iteraction of brand’s 2.0 Fluidic Sculpture design and its also confirmed that will use for the first time and as we said exclusively, a new 3.3-liter Turbo with gasoline direct injection (T-GDi) engine, making it 15 percent more fuel efficient than its predecessor, the final output it has not been revealed yet, but according to the specs table used by Hyundai, this engine will have 365 hp.
First released seven years ago and partly modified in 2009, the Equus sold over 10,000 units a year until last year. The US-market debut could arrive earlier 2016, at the Detroit International Motor Show. Alongside this confirmation, we also received a new set of spy pictures while we can see more about the interior of Hyundai’s new flagship sedan.
The current Equus has 420hp with the only engine it’s offered with in the U.S. If it’s going to come here, 365hp is only going to be enough for a base engine. They’re going to have to work with the Tau, so I hope that maybe they will downsized and turbocharged it or do something to make it a bit more competitive. It’s a great engine that shouldn’t be abandoned so soon after its birth.