NAMYANG, SOUTH KOREA – Not many vehicles in recent memory have garnered as much anticipatory ink as Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd.’s Equus. Fortunately, an early drive of the large luxury sedan, due in the U.S. in late summer, shows it lives up to the hype. The Equus follows the 2008 launch of the Genesis sedan as another attempt by the South Korean auto maker to move up-market. Hyundai hopes to show Americans it can make a high-quality $50,000-plus sedan as ably as it can a $20,000 Sonata. ...

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