The Hyundai Equus is still one of our favorites — the ultimate sleeper car, it gives you serious V8 grunt, S-Class-level refinement and one of the two best stereos of any production car, all for about $30k less than you should expect to pay for that — but Hyundai is set to improve it anyway. A mid-cycle refresh of Hyundai’s flagship is set to debut at the New York Auto Show this month, and Hyundai has let the goods out early.
The changes mostly update the car’s electronics. Exterior changes are limited — the horse gets new adaptive LED headlamps and new LED taillights. It will ride on 18-inch alloy wheels, with 19-inchers available
Inside, a big new 9.2-inch screen takes over many controls. A similar LCD display takes the place of the old analog gauges.
Mechanically, the transmission is the only big change – a new shift-by-wire system promises quicker gear changes. Thankfully, Hyundai has done nothing to change the muscular Tau V8
Check out the videos below, and ignore the “Centennial” plate — that’s the vehicle’s name in other markets: