2017 Hyundai Equus New Generation — Changes & Rumors
The upcoming generation of the Hyundai Equus is in the development phase. The flagship sedan should be released as a 2017 model. The current version is pretty attractive and it has some nice results in the full-size sedan market niche, but the 2017 Hyundai Equus is going to be significantly better. As the automaker decided to make the new generation perfected, they had to perform a major makeover. Truth be told, the modest information about the upcoming Equus can’t reveal all the aspects of the future pride of the Hyundai lineup. However, there’s just enough to anticipate the features of the 2017 Equus. It seems that their idea is to make the sedan more attractive and more competitive. That’s why the redesigned 2017 Hyundai Equus won’t be just improved in the field of appearance. The exterior will certainly be better, but the elements which can’t be seen at first glance — the platform and the powertrain — will also be significantly improved.
2017 Hyundai Equus Appearance
The appearance of the 2017 Hyundai Equus will be pretty attractive. It will, reportedly, be based on the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language. Both the Sonata and the Geneses, the latest Hyundai models, follow the same idea, but the 2017 Equus will perhaps be the most prominent example of the new design language. It will be made as a combination of gentle curves and smooth surfaces, but it will be bold enough to show a bit of its muscles. Of course, the main premise of the Equus’ exterior will be elegance. After all, the 2017 Hyundai Equus is a luxury sedan and it has to come with highly-sophisticated style.
Platform And Its Influence Of Fuel Economy
The basic architecture of the 2017 Hyundai Equus will be borrowed from the latest Geneses. Needless to say, the Equus’ chassis will be noticeably longer, adjusted precisely for a full-size sedan. The new platform will provide better underpinning, perhaps a bit larger interior and more comfortable ride, but it will also contribute to the fuel economy, which hasn’t been impressive. Since the car’s fuel efficiency is really an important topic, the manufacturer will do their best to make the 2017 Hyundai Equus more efficient. Therefore, the need to make the sedan lighter brought the new platform of the Genesis to be the base for the next-gen Equus.
2017 Hyundai Equus Engine Options
Made as a powerful sedan, the current version of the Hyundai Equus has a 5.0-liter V8 engine, a mill whose power output is 429 horsepower. Unfortunately, this comes with a price. The current model’s EPA fuel economy is 15 mpg/city and 23 mpg/highway. This powerplant may, actually, be one of the engine options offered with the 2017 Hyundai Equus. However, it’s certain that the V8, if used for the next generation, won’t come with the same EPA ratings. The expectation are that they will work on it in order to make it more efficient. According to some unofficial sources, the 2017 Hyundai Equus could have a 3.8-liter V6 engine as an option. Powered by this engine, whose power output hasn’t been revealed yet, the new Equus might have drastically better fuel economy.
The rumors about the 2017 Hyundai Equus claim that this sedan will have standard all-wheel drive. Although it’s not known for sure whether the all-wheel drive will be optional or standard, the idea of it is exciting enough. As for the transmission, it’s expected that they install an eight-speed automatic.
2017 Hyundai Equus Price And Release
Although nothing is official yet, the speculations about the price of the 2017 Hyundai Equus said that the sedan won’t be drastically more expensive. The new generation could have a bit higher price, but it would be a surprise if it appears to be much above the current price. The current model’s starting price is around $61,000. As for the release, the sedan will probably be released sometime during 2016 as a 2017 model.