Motor Co. Ltd. announces a long-wheelbase version of its Equus flagship sedan for the Korean market, with a larger version of its Tau V-8 engine.
The stretch Equus will be powered by a 5.0L V-8 making 395 hp and 369 lb.-ft. (499 Nm) of torque. The 4.6L V-8 Tau, the base engine for the regular wheelbase Equus and a Ward’s 10 Best engine, also is available.
The long-wheelbase Equus, which will compete against the Lexus LS 460L and the Mercedes S500L, gains 11.8 ins. (30 cm) in both length and in its wheelbase from the base Equus.
will introduce a variety of features on the car to differentiate from the standard-wheelbase Equus, including a horizontal cross-bar radiator grille with centered emblem. It also says it has developed a bullet-proof version in-house, and given three of such vehicles to the Blue House, South Korea’s presidential residence.
The long-wheelbase Equus, which a Hyundai Motor America spokesman says is not U.S.-bound, will range from $113,000-$122,180 (135 million won-146 million won).
Hyundai plans to bring the standard-wheelbase Equus to the U.S. late next year.