The digital ink has yet to dry on some of our Geneva Motor Show coverage, and we're already shifting gears getting ready for the New York Auto Show. To help get us in the New York state of mind, Hyundai has released this shadowy image hinting at the refreshed 2014 Equus that it will be unveiling at the end of the month at NYC's Javits Center.

While we can't make out any major changes in this single image, Hyundai promises at least 30 updates to its flagship sedan including improvements to styling, cabin materials and ride and handling as well as advancements in advanced safety features and "driver technology displays." If we had to guess, the latter sounds like it might be something along the lines of a digital, reconfigurable gauge cluster. The only major difference we can actually see in this image are the new multi-spoke wheels, but we're sure Hyundai will be dropping some more hints before the official introduction on March 27.
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NEW YORK, Mar. 27, 2013 – Hyundai Motor America today will introduce the significantly enhanced 2014 Equus premium luxury sedan in a North American debut at the New York International Auto Show. The Equus freshening includes more than 30 new and enhanced features, including:

- - Exterior and interior design elements
- - Ride, handling and vehicle control dynamics
- - Interior material quality
- - Driver technology displays
- - Advanced safety features


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      increaseby1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks the same only darker
      MrMonkaroo
      • 1 Year Ago
      I've actually seen the updated interior. It's a big improvement over current one. especially if you see the changes in the dash and the rear seat areas versus the old one. Here it is on youtube. The show the interior about a minute 1:20 into the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUBquxTlP4w
      Matt
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's funny that Hyundai makes a better-looking Mercedes than Mercedes does.
        redgpgtp97
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Matt
        Looks better than Mrcedes but don\'t believe it has the quality, performance, or reliability of one.
          wiredmafia
          • 1 Year Ago
          @redgpgtp97
          Agreed. It has the looks, but that's about it. Spend your money on something proven and reliable.
          Matt
          • 1 Year Ago
          @redgpgtp97
          I never claimed as such. Hyundai makes appliances that are good values for the money, nothing more.
      IBx27
      • 1 Year Ago
      Surprise, it's the same knockoff W220 crossed with an '08 elantra it always was.
      timber
      • 1 Year Ago
      This car lacks class
      JasonERF
      • 1 Year Ago
      I've never been drawn to Hyundai but I am very curious to see how this car evolves with each iteration... They could be a steal for value on the used market
      carnut0913
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope the leather is better than what was in my Genesis. Steering wheel needed a 2nd replacement at 25K miles and the seats were already showing wear that should not be showing until 75K or so miles. NOT impressed. It will be a while before I consider Hyundai again.
        IBx27
        • 1 Year Ago
        @carnut0913
        Were you expecting a hyundai to be made from quality materials?
        carnut0913
        • 1 Year Ago
        @carnut0913
        It WAS a lesson learned. Never a warranty issue when it was a mechanical problem but the wheel and seats they kept arguing were \'wear and tear\'. So, I told them fine- then I shouldnt expect any issues with turning the car in at end of warranty. But yeah, I did expect materials that would be as good as chevy/ford. did not happen. I really enjoyed the GC 3.8GT other than those issues. Steering was more twitchy than on my GLI but i always enjoyed opening it up.
        FIDTRO
        • 1 Year Ago
        @carnut0913
        People think that Mercedes charges a hefty premium because of their badge. To some extent that might be true, but when you compare the Hyundai iteration of the S-Class, and the real thing, you start to see what your extra dollars go towards.
      Jonathan
      • 1 Year Ago
      $50k+ For a Hyundai? No thanks. I know I know, "It has everything the S class has, but it's cheaper." THAT IS NOT THE POINT OF OWNING A LUXURY CAR. That and, there's this. Person A: I bought a $50,000+ car. Person B: Me too. Person A: I bought a Mercedes. Person B: I bought a Hyundai, but let me explain... No. Just... no.
        Smilez1105
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jonathan
        ummm, Person B did not buy an S class for 50k. 100k is more realistic...maybe.
        chonnes
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jonathan
        Considering that an entry-level C-class can easily hit $50,000 there really is no explanation necessary for someone that may choose a top-of-the-line, full-size, Hyundai Equus.
        bK
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jonathan
        I agree! One of the most annoying thing about people who get the Genesis or the equus is that they go all out to try to defend their status of not getting a real luxury car. I'm like I couldn't care less why you got a Genesis, stop explaining how its better than Bmw etc..
      PiCASSO
      • 1 Year Ago
      I see very little difference... no need for a teaser shot.
        Smilez1105
        • 1 Year Ago
        @PiCASSO
        You see very little difference in a blackened out photo? How perceptive.
      SamerIraq
      • 1 Year Ago
      its funny that they officially launch the car here in Middle East and then after 3 weeks they give a teaser to the US???!!!! what the hell they are thinking? http://ksa.yallamotor.com/news-views/2014-hyundai-centennial-review:-first-drive-414
        VDuB
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SamerIraq
        The dash looks great. Hopefully this transfers into the new Genesis also.
      rkeeeballs
      • 1 Year Ago
      ....Black is a great color that will hide a car....nice job !...next !
      Mark
      • 1 Year Ago
      IMO If they want to compete with the likes of other Asian luxury makers "Infinity, Acura, Lexus" in the US they need to split the name of Hyundai and add a name to its lux division that is more in the line like "Genesis" or whatever they come up with. How awkward would it be to hear Nissan M37 or Toyota LFA... Just sayin.
        Awhattup
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mark
        Nissan GTR, also Lexus used to wear Toyota badge until not so long ago.
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