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Not long ago, Hyundai expanded its lineup with the rear-wheel-drive Genesis — a car intended to emulate midsize luxury cars like the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class for less money. Hyundai has a sort of super Genesis in the Equus, an even larger sedan that aims to take on the BMW 7 Series and Lexus LS at a price point one rung lower. Toward that end, the Equus, which can seat up to four or five people depending on the trim level, might be cross-shopped against sedans ranging from a 5 Series or an E-Class to an Acura RL or a Volvo S80. It has received some minor updates for 2014, including different lights front and rear, new mirrors and a handful of interior upgrades.
ExteriorBased on the rear-drive Genesis platform, the Equus is longer and more luxurious, but its styling is not all that different. The Equus features:
InteriorFor 2014, the Equus features a new center console design and a new trim level covers more interior pieces in leather. New for the rear seat are two touch-screen display monitors built into the front seat headrests, replacing the single screen on the rear of the center console. Interior features include:
Under the HoodThe powertrain is unchanged for the 2014 update, but suspension tuning has been revised to provide more differentiation between Sport and Normal modes. Mechanical features include:
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