The 2017 Hyundai Equus has been spied inside-out in a basement parking lot in South Korea. Currently the flagship sedan is in its second generation and with the MY2017 model, it will be completely redesigned based on Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language.
The spy shots reveal that the next-gen model gets new sleek headlamps, the large hexagonal Audi singleframe-like grille borrowed from the Genesis, LED fog lights, spiral wheel design, Continental tyres and new vertical taillamps. The interior was already spied in March, revealing its all new dashboard, generous rear leg room, luxurious seats and premium wood trim.
The next-gen Equus is said to be underpinned by a modified version of the second generation Genesis’s platform. It will likely be powered by V6 and V8 petrol engines, matched with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The company is also developing 10-speed automatic transmission that, if available in time, could be offered on the flagship model.
A report released by Korean media in March says that partially autonomous driving feature called Highway Driving Assist (HDA), similar to Toyota’s Automated Highway Driving Assist (AHDA), will also be offered on the all-new Equus. As per this report, the new feature is a part of the company’s plans to offer highly automated driving by 2020 and fully automated driving by 2030.
2017 Hyundai Equus – Image Gallery [Spy Shots]
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