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Luxury where you least expect it By ,

Pros: All the luxury and amenities you’d expect from a more expensive German brand, in a more affordable and much less ostentatious package.  

Cons: There’s no brand recognition in owning a Hyundai Equus. Your neighbours will not realize you’re driving a high-end luxury vehicle, in fact some may not know what model you’re driving at all since the Equus symbol is not the standard Hyundai flying “H.”

2015 Hyundai Equus Price and Fuel Economy: With Hyundai’s new pricing now in full effect thanks to the trade agreements between Canada and Korea, the two Hyundai Equus models are now even more attainable. 

  • 2015 Hyundai Equus Signature $63,900
  • 2015 Hyundai Equus Ultimate $71,000

There’s about $1,300 in savings on each one, which ain’t bad when you’re in this price range. 

As for fuel economy, the 2015 Hyundai Equus Signature and Ultimate both return the same numbers: 13.7L/100km in the city, 8.6L/100km on the highway, with a combined rating of 11.4L/100km. 

Powertrain: One engine sits in both Hyundai Equus models, a 5.0L GDI V8 that produces 429 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels, and the only available transmission is an 8-speed SHIFTRONIC automatic with manual shift mode. 

Changes and Improvements: The 2015 Hyundai Equus is unchanged from the previous model year. 

Cargo Capacity: Along with seating for five, the 2015 Hyundai Equus offers up 473 litres of cargo space in the trunk. 

Safety: The 2015 Hyundai Equus comes equipped with all manner of standard safety equipment and airbags, along with ESC and traction control system, vehicle stability management with pre-collision warning, lane departure warning system, smart cruise control, as well as 4-wheel ABS and brake assist. 

Comparing the 2015 Hyundai Equus: Lexus LS, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Jaguar XJ, Audi A8.