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2014 Hyundai Equus

The Hyundai Equus is a  luxury car built on the same platform as the midsize Genesis sedan. Equus takes features and interior materials to the next level, with refined, sophisticated driving characteristics designed to appeal to prestige buyers looking for a roomy freeway cruiser. When the Equus launched two years ago, many were skeptical at the notion that the Hyundai could produce a luxury sedan to compete with the likes of BMW, Mercedes, Lexus and Infiniti. But time has proven that Hyundai’s gamble is paying off. According to Hyundai, Equus sales are on the rise. This is in part because of the innovative technology that Equus has to offer, and the 2014 model is no exception.

2014 Hyundai Equus Screen 2014 Hyundai Equus Technology

The central infotainment screen has been resized to 9.2-inches, making it easier to see navigation and entertainment information, and the all-digital LCD instrument cluster has also grown to seven inches in the entry-level Signature trim and a massive 12.3 inches for the decked-out Ultimate model. A convenient control dial on the steering wheel lets the driver easily toggle through a wide range of vehicle info in the center of the instrument cluster, while a choice of a knob or redundant buttons on the dashboard can be used to control navigation, climate and stereo settings.

The Equus is also fitted with Hyundai’s BlueLink telematics service, which can provide voice text messaging, point-of-interest web search and download and automatic collision notification in addition to traffic, weather, restaurant and nearby gas station information.

On the safety front, a standard blind spot monitoring system with cross-traffic alert warns the driver of approaching cars when backing up. Also standard is a lane departure warning system that provides a notification via haptic seatbelt feedback or audio/visual alerts when the Equus drifts into an adjacent lane.

To see the 2014 Hyundai Equus in person and to take a test drive, visit Chapman Hyundai in Scottsdale.