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EQUUS — Hyundai's flagship rear-drive premium luxury sedan sets new standards in refinement, performance, dynamics, safety and distinctive design.

•  Hyundai's most powerful engine ever, the new 5.0 GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) DOHC Tau
   V8 engine producing 429 horsepower replaced the 4.6L engine
•  A new in-house eight-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® has replaced the
   six-speed automatic transmission, providing more power and refinement
•  Side window Daylight Opening trim has been upgraded to a more premium Satin Chrome
•  Power rear side-window sunshades are Standard on the Ultimate model

SIGNATURE — model code E0422R85-01


  • 5.0-liter DOHC Tau® Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) V8 is one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines for 2011:   
    1. 429 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm (premium)
    2. 376lb.-ft. of torque @ 5,000 rpm (premium)
    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. Hydraulic Valve Lash Adjustment (HLA): reduces maintenance
    6. Steel timing chain: service interval inspection at 105,000 miles
    7. Iridium double-tipped spark plugs: replacement at 105,000 miles
  • Performance rear-wheel drive orientation with fully independent suspension
  • 2012 Equus upgrades to an 8-speed electronic automatic transmission
  • 19-inch chrome alloy wheels with P245/45R19 (front) and P275/40R19 (rear) tires
  • Dual asymmetrical exhaust with chrome tips integrated into the rear bumper
  • Premium leather seating surfaces
  • 12-way power driver’s seat with lumbar adjustment, seat cushion extender and massager system; seat adjustments are door mounted
  • 10-way power front passenger’s seat: seat adjustments are door mounted
  • Heated/cooled front seats
  • Microfiber suede headliner
  • Integrated Memory System (IMS) for driver-side seat, outside mirrors and steering wheel position
  • 60/40 power reclining outboard seats: include adjustable side headrest bolsters, center armrest with control console and drink holders, window privacy screens and heated seats (bottom and back)
  • Premium navigation system with Driver Information System (DIS) and multimedia controller: easy to operate; includes vehicle settings
  • Lexicon® AM/FM/HD/in-dash 6-disc CD changer Discrete surround-sound audio system with 608 watt maximum and 17 speakers
  • Auto Volume Control (AVC): speed sensitive volume
  • iPod®/USB and MP3 auxiliary input jacks and iPod connection cable
  • Bluetooth® hands-free phone system
17 Lexicon speakers

  • Remote and Proximity Key entry with push-button start
  • Dual Automatic Temperature Control with Air Quality System (AQS): automatically senses outdoor air pollutants and switches to recirculation air mode to minimize them 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) with
    3.5-inch Thin Film Transistor LCD screen
  • Power windows with auto-down/up on all four windows: driver can operate each rear side sunshades with a second “lift” of the rear window control
  • Electrochromic auto-dimming inside rearview mirror with
    HomeLink® and compass
  • Sunroof: power tilt-and-slide glass
  • 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
  • Rain-repelling front side windows: improves visibility
  • Acoustic-laminated glass on the windshield and front and
    rear door windows: helps reduce wind noise
  • Solar glass blocks UV rays up to 99% — keeps vehicle warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer
  • 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

ULTIMATE — model code E0422R85-02
Adds these features for unique first-class back seat experience.

  • 50/50 split Rear Seats with power reclining function
  • Reclining right-side rear seat includes leg support and remote operated massage system
  • Heated and cooled Rear Seats: enhances comfort in all weather conditions
  • Rear-seat entertainment system with 8-inch monitor
  • Thermoelectric rear console refrigerator: eco-friendly cooling system uses thermoelectric elements in the rear console to provide refrigerated storage for beverages or food independent of air conditioning operation
  • Rear side-window sunshades: window controlled and operated,
    second-up operates the sunshade
  • Rear seat power up/down head restraints with manual tilt and side bolsters
  • Rear seat illuminated vanity mirrors and reading lights
  • Power trunk lid with vehicle lock function
  • Forward-view Cornering Camera: when forward camera is on, wide-angle image is displayed on the navigation screen at low parking speeds so driver sees what is directly in front of the vehicle; above parking speeds, navigation screen mode resumes (The only exterior difference in the two models is the forward-view camera.)


Advanced Safety Technology

  • Electronically Controlled Air Suspension
  • Continuous Damping Control (CDC)
  • Vehicle Ride Height Control
  • Lane-Departure Warning System (LDWS)
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) System with Pre-Collision Warning
  • Smart Cruise Control (SCC)
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Electro-Hydraulic Power Steering (EHPS)
  • High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights with LED turn signal indicators
  • Fog lights
  • Visibility Features: wiper deicer: rain-sensing wipers and auto-defogger; humidity and rain sensors 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 serious accident
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EQUUS Functionality
Proximity Key—Different Ways to Unlock and Access

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.

Driver Information System Controller—It Controls the following
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. 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

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

There are two 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.

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