2017 Hyundai Equus Release Date, Review and Info

For consumers who want to break the bank on a full size luxury sedan purchase, the new and redesigned 2017 Hyundai Equus is definitely the perfect choice for them. The vehicle offers the following highlights: an extremely quiet and refined cabin; comfortable seats that offer appealing legroom; a generous list of standard features; expansive rear legroom; a slew of safety features.

For 2017, buyers should look forward to a hands-free trunk and mild exterior and interior tweaks.

2017 Hyundai Equus front angle, grille and headlights

Otherwise, the new Equus returns unchanged. Some of us can remember the surprise that came when Hyundai announced that it could it bring the model to the U.S and many people wondered whether a sedan that has long been associated with SUVs and economical sedans could build a vehicle fit enough to rival the German behemoths like BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

When it did finally come, the Equus proved its worth through offering of an exceptional feature content, a remarkable indulgent, quiet, comfortable, and an affordable price. And five years down the line, the story is still the same.

2017 Hyundai Equus exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

Soft-touch plastics, wood trim, and a creamy leather, and others have enabled the Equus make a footprint on the market dominated by well-known and respected brands.

Additionally, it comes with a feature galore ranging from a navigation system, power rear shade, ventilated front seats to a whopping 17-speaker Lexicon sound system. Other nice features include the rear seat entertainment feature, 360-suround view camera, and several optional packages.

In overall, the Equus seems to have hit the right notes. However, the vehicle unfortunately comes with some lackluster features including a lack of additional engine choices and an all-wheel-drive, a disappointing stopping distance, and a lack of a sophisticated suspension tuning.

2017 Hyundai Equus rear view, taillights and tailpipe

That said, it is only natural that you sample other alternatives that the segment offers. Some of them include the 2017 Kia K900, 2017 Cadillac XTS, and the 2017 Lexus LS.

Available Trims – Hyundai Equus

For 2017, the fresh 2017 Hyundai Equus is available in only two well-equipped trims: base Signature, and the top-of-the-line Ultimate trims.

Interior Concept & Exterior Rendering – 2017 Hyundai Equus

The Signature model long list of features includes LED foglights, automatic wipers, an adjustable air suspension, 19” wheels, front and rear parking sensors, a sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, a windshield wiper de-icer, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, an adjustable air suspension, rear parking sensors, and auto-diming rearview camera.

2017 Hyundai Equus gear shift knob and steering wheel

Interior wise, the Signature trim gets you a 10-way passenger adjustability, a leather upholstery, a power rear sunshade, heated and power-reclining rear seats, auto-dimming rearview camera, driver memory settings, extended leather interior trim, separate rear seat controls, automatic climate control (tri-zone), and a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel.

2017 Hyundai Equus interior, lcd screens and leather seats

Electronic features include Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a blind-spot monitoring system, a lane departure warning system, a 9.2” central display, a 17-speaker Lexicon audio system, Hyundai’s Link telematics system, rear cross traffic alert, a blind-spot monitoring system, and an auxiliary audio input.

2017 Hyundai Equus steering wheel, gear shift knob and dashboard

Opting for the top-rated Ultimate trim gets you a 360-surround view camera, a full LCD instrument panel, a rear seat power lumbar adjustment, a hands-free power trunk lid, rear vanity mirrors, rear seat head-restraint adjustment, and a steering wheel-mounted controller.

Engine Specs – 2017 Hyundai Equus Review

Under the hood of the two trims: Signature and Ultimate, come equipped with a 5.0L V8 engine rated at 429 hp and 376 pounds of torque. A rear wheel drive is the default drive system, as the eight-speed automatic transmission system.

During our own test drive, the redesigned 2017 Hyundai Equus sauntered to 60 mph from standstill in just 5.6 seconds.

According to Hyundai, the Equus returns fuel economy ratings of 15/23/18 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Hyundai Equus engine V8

Safety wise, some of the standard items include rear parking sensors, antilock disc brakes, a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, remote vehicle access, geo-fencing, stolen vehicle recovery, rear-cross traffic alert, lane-departure warning system, and a blind-spot monitor.

Price & 2017 Hyundai Equus Release Date

For those planning to buy the new 2017 Hyundai Equus, you should expect to be set by an around $61,500. As for the release date, expect the vehicle to go for sale during the second half of 2016.

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2017 Hyundai Equus interior, back seats

2017 Hyundai Equus interior, lcd screens and back seats

2017 Hyundai Azera Release Date, Review, News

The new 2017 Hyundai Azera tags along a comfortable ride, feature rich interior, serene ride at top speeds, and a conservative design.

Some of the defining attributes for the Azera include a smooth ride, a long warranty coverage, spacious and quiet cabin, a large trunk and a feature galore. Its release date should be expected during the 2nd Q of 2016.

2017 Hyundai Azera exterior, alloy wheels and headlights

Install for you for the 2017 Azera model is a stop-start technology, adaptive cruise control, an automatic vehicle hold function, an electronic parking brake, and mild exterior tweaks.
Not long ago, buying a large sedan felt like purchasing a rental car.

Finally, that is now in the past, thanks to intricately designed and well-appointed vehicles like the new 2017 Hyundai Azera. The vehicle comes with a substantial improvement in many areas including a refreshing style and a sense of appeal, lots of practicality, and lots of functionality.

2017 Hyundai Azera side angle, black color

Sharp creases and lines define the exterior design while the cabin offers a lot of features and technologies that make it an appealing, functional car. Nothing was left to chance when the Azera was designed, and the rental fleet-ish mentality about the new Azera from Hyundai is no more.

Buyers who opt for the base model will also be surprised by the stuff they find there, including a slew of safety features and technologies like rear cross traffic alert and blind-spot warning system. Taking things to a whole new level is the top-rated Azera Limited trim that tacks in adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning system, and frontal collision warning.

2017 Hyundai Azera front view, grille and headlights

Additionally, every Azera comes standard with upscale features like Pandora, Siri Eyes Free, and a navigation system. Moving on, under the hood, buyers should expect a base 3.3L V6 engine that makes moving the large Azera gutsy and confident on the highway.

Some users may find the six-speed automatic transmission a little bit unresponsive but it moves the sedan with effortless smoothness. There is a nice balance between control and comfort, while a cavernous trunk and a rear-and front passenger room means you have enjoyable and comfortable long trips.

2017 Hyundai Azera rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

It is imperative to note that the redesigned 2017 Hyundai Azera competes in its own world, and the competition available is nothing formidable. Some of the rivals include the 2017 Chrysler 300, 2017 Buick LaCrosse, and the 2017 Kia Cadenza.

Available Trims – Hyundai Azera

2017 Hyundai Azera exterior, alloy wheels

The five-passenger full-size 2017 Hyundai Azera sedan is available in two trims: base and the top-of-the-line Limited trims. The 2017 Hyundai Azera Hybrid is reviewed separately.

Exterior Pictures & Interior Brochure – 2017 Hyundai Azera

2017 Hyundai Azera interior, leather seats and gear shift knob

Standard equipment to expect from the base model include automatic climate control (dual-zone), keyless entry and ignition, automatic headlights, 18” alloy wheels, leather upholstery, foglights, 12-way power driver seat, an 8-way power front passenger seat, seat bottom extension, power lumbar adjustment, driver memory settings, blind-spot monitoring, a power adjustable telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a 60/40-split folding capability, a chilled glovebox, ventilated and heated front seats, and heated rear seats. Electronic features include integrated smartphone app, an 8” touchscreen interface, auxiliary audio inputs, a rearview camera, HD and satellite radio, Hyundai’s Blue Link emergency communications, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a 14-speaker sound system, and a rearview camera.

2017 Hyundai Azera front angle, headlights and grille

The top-of-the-line 2017 Hyundai Azera comes equipped with xenon headlights, automatic hold function, LED foglights, 19” alloy wheels, ambient interior lighting, manual side-window sunshades, a panoramic sunroof, an electronic parking brake, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam control, stop-start stability, rear parking sensors, forward collision warning systems, and lane-departure warning system.

2017 Hyundai Azera interior, steering wheel and leather seats

Engine Specs – 2017 Hyundai Azera

A 3.3L V6 engine rated at 293 hp and 255 pounds of torque comes under the hood of the new 2017 Hyundai Azera. A six-speed auto transmission system is the default system, as is the front-wheel drive.

During Edmunds 2017 Hyundai Azera test drive, the Azera was able to sprint from 0-60 mph in just 6.8 seconds.

2017 Hyundai Azera engine

According to Hyundai, the EPA fuel economy ratings for the base model stand at 20/29/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined. On the other hand, the base Azera returns 19/28/22 mpg.

Release Date & 2017 Hyundai Azera Price

Expect the new 2017 Hyundai Azera to go for sale for an MSRP starting from $34,100. As for the release date, expect the vehicle in dealerships during the 2nd Q of 2016.

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2013 Hyundai Azera Reviews, Prices and Specifications in UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt
2013 Hyundai Azera Reviews, Prices and Specifications in UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt

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2016 Hyundai Sonata Release Date, Info & Specs

The newest and improved 2016 Hyundai Sonata can perhaps be the top running family sedan of the year with its amazing fuel efficiency and a spacious interior. The car has been updated quite significantly for the upcoming year and will be a good prospect for any customer who wants to find a family vehicle for long drives or actually any type of a given situation.

2016 Hyundai Sonata exterior, front view

The Hyundai Sonata enters in its seventh generation of production and does so in a magnificent fashion as it needs to deal with a very tough competition of four door sedans, starting with the Toyota Camry car. The 2015 year saw a very nice update for the car which added a more elegant but conservative look which also adds some higher refinement levels to the brand. The first predictions were that the design was not going to hold up for very long but the claims were completely false. Both the interior and exterior design that was imposed last year manages to hold up for this year and will even maintain itself longer than you might think.

2016 Hyundai Sonata side angle, alloy wheels

The upgrades imposed on the 2016 Hyundai Sonata model are not just going to be aesthetic, although few for that matter, but are also very functional. The inside gets some newest technological additions while safety has been made even higher with several aluminum suspension components added and emergency braking to the forward collision warning system. The car promises to be a very good choice which will topple the competition and hold its position firmly. The review will help you understand just how the new Sonata has changed.

2016 Hyundai Sonata exterior

2016 Hyundai Sonata front angle, headlights and grille

Compared to before, the exterior of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata is without question a more sophisticated but a more conservative vehicle at the same time. There was a lot of criticism that stated that the look may prove to be too bland, but in fact it has fewer faulty surfaces that crash against one another and does not include any awkward lines, making it bold and magnificently designed. This design has been derived from the Hyundai’s latest Genesis car which saw some alterations and changes to the Hyundai’s new original theme. The saber line gives the new Sonata a wide shoulder look which this time does not dive to the front wheel part but goes straight down the body side. The added horizontal lines are there to calm down the shape of the car which includes a lip spoiler at the back and chrome surround. The chrome part has also been added to the tip part of the dual exhaust tips

2016 Hyundai Sonata rear view, taillights and tailpipe

The newest 2016 Sonata is perhaps the standout vehicle in the whole current production line that comes out from Hyundai. It has a more distinctive front-end of the car that combines with the side rocker extensions and an added body chrome trim to result with a very suitable design of a family vehicle. If you decide to go with the Sport model you will see a redesigned version of the rear bumper fascia and quad exhaust tips at the back. Add to that the new 18-inch alloy wheels and you get a very nicely designed and balanced vehicle in this trim as well.

Interior

2016 Hyundai Sonata steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata’s interior has been very nicely trimmed down. It includes some good grade plastic additions and some leather inserts to combine for a very nice and good looking inside of the car. There are some printed woodgrain pieces added which do not look convincing at all but in fact the textured look manages to copy a carbon fiber and an aluminum look that manages to dress up the sober den of the car. The dashboard has been designed with some horizontal lines where every control cluster has been grouped in a single area or segment. The center screen has been framed with a trapezoidal shape which exemplifies a completely German design look with a stack of knobs and buttons positioned directly underneath it. The base version has a steering wheel design which is very sport looking but the 2.0T models go even further with a flat-bottom steering wheel design which is even sportier.

2016 Hyundai Sonata interior, leather seats

Engine

As the 2016 Hyundai Sonata is one of the lighter models in their class it was also the first one which has switched to an all four-cylinder engine lineup. Thus the base engine for the 2016 model is a 185-horsepower 2.4-liter four which also has a twin-scroll turbo. The second option that you get with the Sonata is a 245-hp 2.0-liter four which is a free rewing engine that delivers the power with a fair amount of vibration and is thus very quiet. Both engine options will use the six-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic manual controls that enables smooth transmissions between gears. The Sport 2.0T is the one which has paddle shifters while all Sonata vehicles have a three-mode driving selector that enables you to change between Eco, Normal, and Sport modes.

2016 Hyundai Sonata engine

Price and release date

The car makes its debut on the market in the upcoming year and it is going to be available for sale at your local dealers immediately. You can start making plans of obtaining the car around April when the release date is set. The base MSPR price is given at 21,750 USD, or 27,350 for the Limited trim.

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