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Hyundai's flagship luxury sedan offers unsurpassed refinement while exceeding expectations with advanced luxury amenities and modern premium design

New Features for 2016 Equus

• New for 2016, the Ultimate model now includes the intelligent hands-free smart trunk function.
   — The new smart trunk system is designed to open the trunk automatically if the smart key is
       detected in a pocket or purse within a few feet of the rear bumper for longer than three
       seconds, for maximum hands-free ease of opening when desired. This system allows the
       driver to keep both feet comfortably on the ground, simply waiting by the trunk a few
       seconds for it to open automatically. The Smart Trunk system also provides an audible
       warning and flashing light prior to opening.

• 2016 Equus deletes Saddle (Brown) leather seats

A rear-drive premium luxury sedan setting new standards in refinement, performance, dynamics, safety and distinctive design

Hyundai Firsts Competitive Advantages*
Rear Cross-traffic Alert Most comprehensive set of standard safety & convenience features in the Premium Luxury class
Power door closure Advanced Heads-up Display (HUD) with Blind Spot Detection indicator (Ultimate model)
Proximity key — additional card type Standard exclusive Lexicon Premium audio system
Power lumbar (rear driver side seat) Hands-free Smart Trunk with Auto Open
Multi-view camera system Extraordinary cabin volume
Smart Cruise Control with stop/start Doesn't require premium fuel
9.2 inch center stack LCD Screen  
7 inch color TFT display  
12.3 inch color full TFT IP display  
Steering wheel haptic dial control  
LED fog lights  
Dual rear 9.2 inch monitors  
*NOTE: Competitive Advantages based on comparisons against core competitors: Lexus LS460, BMW 750i, Mercedes S550, Audi A8, Cadillac XTS

• Sculpted, refined, and
• LED fog and rear turn
  signal lamps
• Adaptive front Xenon
   HID headlamps

• Fascia-integrated dual
 asymmetrical chrome
  exhaust tips
•Luxurious and sporty
 19-inch, premium alloy
  wheels with staggered
  fitment, ultra-wide
  245/275mm, low-profile

Traditional craftsmanship, genuine materails, superior design and optimal ergonomics all combine to further distinguish the Equus interior


• Genuine premium wood trim accents and leather-wrapped instrument panel
• Lexicon® 7.1 Discrete surround-sound audio system with 17 speakers, premium navigation
  system with integrated Driver Information System (DIS)
• Dual power, driver memory, heated and cooled front seats
• Power rear side window and rear sunshades
• Outboard rear seats with power recline and lumbar adjustment

Comfort and Convenience
• Standard Hyundai BlueLink® telematics system and BlueLink® Connected Care
• Supervision instrument cluster w/7-inch LCD TFT
   screen (Signature)
•12.3-inch full TFT LCD instrument cluster display
• 9.2-inch upper center stack LCD navigation
• Climate control system offers three distinct cabin
   temperature zones
   — Driver, passenger & rear compartment
• Standard smart cruise control with stop/start
   (from 0 mph)
• Proximity smart key with both key FOB and card-
   key types
• Dual 9.2-inch rear seat entertainment monitors
• Power door closure
• Power lumbar for rear outboard seats
• Power trunk lid and Hands-free smart trunk with auto open

• Electronically-controlled air suspension with ride height selection and Continuous Damping
  Control including driver-selected Sport damping mode
  — Normal mode receives enhanced ride comfort
  — Sport mode receives crisper damper tuning for improved body control
  — Snow mode added to drive mode system

Advanced Safety
• Standard Blue Link Connected Care (1-year complimentary service)
• Standard Rear Cross-traffic Alert
• Standard Blind Spot Detection (BSD)
• Heads-up display (HUD) designed for reduced driving distraction. Information items project
   directly on the windshield in the driver's line of sight. Can be turned on and off at driver's
   — Vehicle speed
   — Turn-by-turn navigation
   — Smart cruise control
   — Lane departure warning system operates at speeds above 43 MPH
   — Blind spot detection
• Vehicle multi-view 360° camera system — front, side & rear views

Blue Link™ Telematics System

What is Blue Link?
 Blue Link is Hyundai’s innovative telematics solution that combines safety, service and infotainment into a complete package. It works to both help simplify Hyundai owners’ lives and reduce distracted driving.

What does Blue Link Offer?  Blue Link offers 25 features in three packages, which provide customers a multitude of telematics services for their vehicle. You can learn more about Blue Link on www.HyundaiBlueLink.com.

Blue Link Connected Care Package (1-Year Trial)

  • Automatic Collision Notification
  • Enhanced Roadside Assistance
  • SOS Emergency Assistance
  • Monthly Vehicle Health Report
  • Auto Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Notification
  • Service Link
  • Maintenance Alert
  • Recall Advisor
  • Blue Link App (smartphone)

    Remote Package (3-month trial)

  • Remote Door Lock/Unlock
  • Remote Horn and Lights
  • Car Finder
  • Remote Start*
  • Alarm Notification
  • Panic Notification
  • Stolen Vehicle Recovery
  • Stolen Vehicle Slowdown
  • Vehicle Immobilization
  • Valet Alert
  • Geo-Fence
  • Speed Alert
  • Curfew Alert

    Guidance Package (3-month trial)

  • Destination Search powered by Google
  • Point-of-Interest Web Search and Download
  • Turn-by-Turn Navigation**

    *   Requires Push-button start and either A/T or DCT. Climate Control feature requires
         fully-automatic temperature control.

    ** For vehicles without factory-installed navigation

    BlueLink Telematics Video Guide    Blue Link consumer website    

    BlueLink Competitive Comparison   Blue Link Packages/Content/Fees    

    Blue Link Operations Chart     See below for more Product Links


    • 5.0-liter DOHC Tau® Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) V8:   
      1. 429 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm
        (premium fuel)
        421 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm
        (regular fuel)
      2. 376 lb.-ft. of torque @ 5,000 rpm (premium fuel)
        365 lb.-ft. of torque @ 5,000 rpm (regular fuel)
      3. Dual Continuously Variable Valve
        Timing (D-CVVT): Provides more
        responsive performance in all driving situations
      4. Tuned Intake System (TIS): increases low- and high-speed power output in
        all weather and altitude conditions
      5. Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI): Provides increased performance, improved fuel efficiency and lower emissions
      6. Hydraulic Valve Lash Adjustment (HLA): Reduces maintenance
      7. Steel timing chain: Service interval inspection at 105,000 miles
      8. Iridium double-tipped spark plugs: Replacement at 105,000 miles
    • Performance rear-wheel drive orientation with fully independent suspension
    • Premium 19-inch turbine-blade polished alloy wheels with P245/45R19 (front) and P275/40R19 (rear) tires
    • Dual asymmetrical exhaust with chrome tips integrated into the rear bumper
    • Ultra-premium leather seating surfaces
    • Power windows with auto-down/up: On all four windows
    • Microfiber suede headliner


    • 12-way power driver’s seat with lumbar adjustment, seat cushion extender; seat adjustments are door mounted.
    • 10-way power front passenger’s seat:
      seat adjustments are door mounted.
    • Heated/cooled front seats
    • Integrated Memory System (IMS):
      Programmable for 2 people. Programs driver-side seat, outside mirrors and steering wheel position; engine must be running.
    • For ease of entry/exit, Equus automatically retracts the steering wheel inward and moves the seat rearward when the driver's door is opened. Program under personal settings.


    • 60/40 power reclining outboard seats: Include adjustable side headrest bolsters, center armrest with control console and drink holders and outboard heated rear seats (bottom and back).
    • Power rear sunshade: With controls in front and rear seat areas; once activated, the screen will automatically go down when the transmission is placed in reverse.

    • Premium navigation system with Driver Information System (DIS) featuring a 9.2-inch display and multimedia controller: Easy to operate; includes vehicle settings.
    • Lexicon® 7.1 Discrete Logic 7® surround sound system: AM/FM/HD Radio™/
      SiriusXM®/in-dash DVD changer, 598-watt Lexicon® 13-channel digital external amplifier and 17 speakers
    • Auto Volume Control (AVC): speed sensitive volume
    • iPod®/USB and MP3 auxiliary input jacks
    • Bluetooth® hands-free phone system
    • 17 Lexicon speakers

    • Remote and Proximity Key entry with push-button start, now also includes a card-type proximity key for 2015MY.
    • Three-zone Automatic Temperature Control with Air Quality System (AQS): Automatically senses outdoor air pollutants and switches to recirculation air mode to minimize pollutants from entering the vehicle.
    • Heated, wood-trimmed and leather-wrapped steering wheel: Heating element stays on for 30 minutes after activation:   
      — Steering wheel includes audio, smart cruise control,
          voice recognition, Bluetooth® phone, Lane
          Departure Warning System (LDWS) and trip
          computer controls.
    • Power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel
    • Leather-wrapped dash and real wood interior trim
    • Electroluminescent instrument cluster (Supervision): Signature has a 7.0-inch TFT LCD screen, while Ultimate models have a full 12.3-inch
      TFT LCD instrument cluster display that changes
      screen color themes depending on the driving mode that the vehicle is in.
    • Sunroof: Power tilt-and-slide glass
    • Solar glass
    • Acoustic-laminated glass: On the windshield and front and
      rear door windows: helps reduce wind noise.
    • Premium-grade floor mats: Front and rear
    • Trunk can be opened four ways: keyless remote, micro-switch (if car is unlocked or Proximity Key is present), interior remote and using the mechanical key.
    • Trunk includes cargo net, 18-inch alloy wheel/tire, first aid kit and cargo mat.
    • Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror with HomeLink® and compass
    • Rain-repelling front side windows: improves visibility.


    • Multi-view camera system: Provides a 360-degree visual around the entire vehicle.
    • Forward-view cornering camera provides an extra margin of safety for negotiating tight urban alleys and parking areas with poor visibility.
    • Two side cameras are installed in the side mirrors.
    • Standard rearview camera is integrated for the rearview angle:
      — When the multi-view camera system is turned on, the default image displays an aerial

      — The multi-view camera system can be toggled between front, rear and side camera
    • Hands-free smart trunk with auto open
    • Power trunk lid with vehicle lock function
    • Steering wheel haptic dial control
    • Full 12.3 inch TFT LCD instrument cluster display screen
    • Power Rear side-window sunshades: Window controlled and operated; second-up operates the sunshade.
    • Power lumbar: Rear outboard seats
    • Power door closure
    • Heated and cooled rear seats: Enhance comfort in all weather conditions.
    • Rear-Seat Entertainment System: With dual 9.2-inch LCD monitors
    • Rear-seat power up/down head restraints: With manual tilt and side bolsters
    • Rear-seat illuminated vanity mirrors and reading lights

    Heads-Up Display:

    Information is projected directly on the windshield
        in the driver's line of sight. Includes vehicle speed,
        turn-by-turn navigation, Smart Cruise Control,
        Lane Departure Warning System and Blind Spot
    — Projected items can be turned on and off at the
        driver's discretion.


    Advanced Safety Technology

    ACTIVE ADVANCED SAFETY (Accident Avoidance)
    • Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)
    • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
      System with Pre-Collision Warning
    • Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with Stop/Start Feature
    • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
    • Blind Spot Detection (BSD) (image shown)
    • 4-wheel disc brakes
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • Traction Control System (TCS)
    • Electro-Hydraulic Power Steering (EHPS)
    • High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights with LED turn signal indicators
    • Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFLS) with auto-leveling and automatic headlights
    • LED fog lights
    • Visibility features: Wiper deicer, rain-sensing wipers and auto-defogger humidity and rain sensors are located behind the interior mirror

    • Electronic Parking Brake (EPB)
    • Automatic Vehicle Hold
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
    • Parking Guide System (PGS)
    • Dual power-folding heated auto-dimming side mirrors

    (In Case of Accident)
    • Nine Airbags: Advanced dual front airbags, front and rear seat-mounted side-impact airbags, driver knee airbag, roof-mounted side-curtain airbags
    • Electronic active front head restraints with power controls: activate electronically to protect against neck injury; when the seat slides forward or rearward, the height of the headrest automatically adjusts, increasing both comfort and stability in a rear impact
    • Electronic seatbelt pretensioners :take the slack out of seatbelts in the event of a certain collision
      Product Links

    Fast Facts       Equus Guide      Equus Source    Equus Consumer Site  

    Warranty Comparison      Warranty Details     Video Ref Guide DIS Reference Guide

    Quick Ref. Guide - QRG (w/ Maint. Sched.)     Premium Edge Newsletter - Spring 2016


    2016 Equus delivers premium luxury amenities, powertrain refinement, advanced technologies, sophisticated design and uncompromised safety.

    Premium Luxury Amenities
  • Genuine premium wood trim accents and leather-wrapped instrument panel
  • Lexicon® 7.1 Discrete surround-sound audio system with 17 speakers, premium navigation
       system with integrated Driver Information System (DIS)
  • Dual power, driver memory, heated and cooled front seats
  • Power rear side window and rear sunshades & hands-free smart trunk
  • Outboard rear seats with power recline and lumbar adjustment

    Powertrain Refinement
  • 5.0L Tau GDI V8 429 HP (estimate) engine
  • Performance-oriented rear-drive configuration
  • 8-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®

    Advanced Technologies
  • Electronically-controlled air suspension with ride height selection and Continuous Damping
        Control including driver-selected Sport damping mode
  • Multi-view camera system
  • Adaptive front Xenon HID headlamps w/LED fog lights
  • Smart Cruise Control with stop/start and Front Collision Warning system
  • Supervision instrument cluster w/7" LCD multi-information screen
    •  12.3" full TFT LCD instrument cluster

    Sophisticated Design Cues
  • Sculpted, refined, and sophisticated
  • Luxurious and sporty 19-inch premium
        alloy wheels with staggered fitment,
        ultra-wide 245/275mm, low-profile tires
  • LED front and rear turn signal lights
  • Fascia-integrated dual asymmetrical
       chrome exhaust tips

    Uncompromised Safety Technologies
  • Nine airbags — Dual front, front and rear torso side-impact, side air curtain and driver knee
  • Seatbelt Tensioning System — integrated sensors
        provide early detection of potential collisions and
        retract seatbelts in addition to providing haptic
        feedback via seat belt vibration
  • Hyundai's first Lane Departure Warning System
    •  Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear Cross-
        traffic Alert
    •  Heads-up Display (HUD)
  • Fully-integrated Vehicle Stability Management
        (VSM), including ESC, TCS, ABS, EBD and
        Brake Assist

    EQUUS Functionality

    When you push the Unlock Button on Proximity Key fob, it activates Approach Lamps that are located under the outside mirrors; when doors are opened, Entry Lights also add illumination to aid driver and passengers into the vehicle.

    The feature, "Press once to unlock all doors" can be programmed through the DIS system. Default is set to “Press once to unlock driver’s door.” Refer to your Owner’s Manual for more information.

    Image shows proximity range to each door and trunk:
    • If you open the driver door, only the driver 
       door unlocks.
    • If you open any other door, all the doors

    Unlock: Pull the handle to unlock.
    Proximity Key must be within range.

    Lock: Press the door
    handle lock button.
    Note: The lock button will not unlock the door.

    Scrolling through controller: Push to the left, right, backwards, forwards or diagonally; diagonal movement is only used on the map screen. Turning the controller: Turn the controller until the desired menu item is highlighted.
    Pressing the controller: Confirm a highlighted menu item. Toggle left and right for split screen navigation.


    There are four ways to unlock the trunk on EQUUS:
    1. Use the manual key
    2. Touchpad: Press to open, Proximity Key needs to be within
    3. Press and hold the button on the key FOB.
    4. Press the release button in the vehicle.
    The valet trunk lockout button is used to prevent unauthorized access to the trunk.

    To activate the valet lockout system:

    1. Open the glove box.
    2. Press the trunk lock button off. In the off position, the trunk
        can only be opened with the mechanical key.
    3. Remove the mechanical key from the Proximity Key.
    4. Close and lock the glove box with the mechanical key.

    Without the mechanical key, the Proximity Key can only start the engine and operate door locks.

    Trunk Operation—ULTIMATE

    EQUUS Ultimate has two additional trunk features:
    a power trunk and power trunk lock.

    There are three ways to activate the power trunk opener:

    1. Press Proximity Key TRUNK button.
    2. Power trunk main control button in the
       vehicle: Press to open, press and hold to close.
    3. Use the touchpad button on the read deck lid.

                                         2013MY image shown

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