Hyundai has dropped a pair of videos detailing the facelifted 2014 Equus (a.k.a. Centennial) ahead of the luxury sedan's official debut at the New York Auto Show later this month. New adaptive LED headlamps are matched with redesigned LED taillamps, along with new 18-inch alloy wheels at all four corners (19s are optional). Buyers will get to enjoy a card-type smart key and a shift-by-wire gear change indoors. More importantly, the vehicle's forward cabin is now dominated by a 9.2-inch screen mounted in the center of the dash.

The old analog gauges have also gone by the wayside in favor of a new TFT LCD display. Mechanically, the 2014 Equus will continue to offer a standard 3.8-liter V6 engine or an optional 5.0-liter V8, depending on the market (the US-spec car is currently only available with the V8). The vehicle can be configured with a total of three driving modes, including Normal, Snow and Sport, which can adjust multiple systems, including the vehicle's electronic dampers. You can check out two computer-generated videos of the four-door below.







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      Matt
      • 1 Year Ago
      0:45 in the second video "19" Sputtering Wheels"...something got lost in translation there. "Sputtering" isn't a word you want associated with your flagship luxury sedan.
      diffrunt
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like a lincoln-----should .
      Jay Sheu
      • 1 Year Ago
      lexus-head light, Benz tail light, not surprise it is Hyundai
        Awhattup
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jay Sheu
        are you blind?
          Brex
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Awhattup
          Agree - tail lights not even close to a S-Class but almost every luxo sedans' headlights appear to be interchangeable.
      Noah Kaczor
      • 1 Year Ago
      this car comes pre-riced.
      maninmbl
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's so funny how people comment on bad a car is without ever owning one, let alone even driving one. I have a white 2012 Equus that is amazing. After having 5 Mercedes (C, ML, (2) E, GLK), I left them and their cars are now some of the ugliest on the road. The Equus has awesome power and it's unique. Everyone has a Benz, Lexus, or BMW. I get questions and positive comments on my Equus all the time. I love every minute I'm behind the wheel. I've had it since August, 2012 without one bit of trouble. If I still have the same great reliability and performance by the time I'm ready to trade I'll get another one. All auto manufacturers copy design cues from each other. Why is Hyundai any different? I don't care if people know the car is a Hyundai or not, because I tell them. I gladly paid $60K for this car and saved $30K from an S-Class. The other luxury car manufacturers need to be on their A-game, because Hyundai is gunning for them. Might take some time for them to get there, but it's coming...
        IBx27
        • 1 Year Ago
        @maninmbl
        Wow, seven whole months without a problem, that clearly shows how bulletproof-reliable your unfortunate choice of car is.
          maninmbl
          • 1 Year Ago
          @IBx27
          Clearly your opinion, and you're welcome to it. My C-class was in the shop 5 times in less than a year, and a 2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 had over 6 trips for the same problem. When you make my car payment, feel free to choose the type of car I drive for me.
      mone223
      • 1 Year Ago
      This car stinks of I wanna be a Lexus LS... the interior looks cheap and just because u put a huge nav screen, bright lights, big wheels and a shiny thing on the hood...... doesn't make it something special.
      over9000
      • 1 Year Ago
      Seems like what a chinese car maker would make
        M-M
        • 1 Year Ago
        @over9000
        *This Exactly* It just has that overall cheap look to it.
      BC
      • 1 Year Ago
      No improvement.
      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      The car nobody asked for.
      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      looks like another cut and paste job...
      FIDTRO
      • 1 Year Ago
      So, the Genesis copied the S-Class, the Quoris copied the 7-Series/5-Series GT, and the Equus copied the Lexus LS. Things seem to be progressing normally at Hyundai/Kia.
      merlot066
      • 1 Year Ago
      Didn't take them long to copy Acrua's new Jewel Eyes from the RLX http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3tcben/
        MrMonkraroo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @merlot066
        I wouldn't use the RLX to compare anything. It's bonnet is so Infiniti G (now Q series). It uses a 6 speed when it's competitors are using 8 speeds including this Hyundai. And it has no V8 option. Even the V6 is less powerful than Hyundai's 3.8 liter.
          Greg
          • 1 Year Ago
          @MrMonkraroo
          Why is Honda always far behind the competition with transmissions? I'm surprised they're not still using a 5 speed transmission.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @merlot066
        [blocked]
          merlot066
          • 1 Year Ago
          The Centennial didn't get these headlights until this year. Honda inroduced their jewel eyes in 2010 at the Beijing auto show. Sorry about it.
        Taylor
        • 1 Year Ago
        @merlot066
        Actually, the design of the headlights has been in Korea on the Centennial for nearly a year now in production cars, so those headlights were in R&D far before Acura enveiled it's RLX.
        Awhattup
        • 1 Year Ago
        @merlot066
        KDM Genesis and Equus already had jewel LED headlamps years ago.....
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