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Facelifted 2014 Hyundai Centennial aka Equus Stars in New Videos

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Hyundai has released a new trio of videos of its updated Centennial, which is just another name for the Equus luxury sedan that will make its U.S. debut in facelifted form at this month's New York Auto Show.

We'll have to wait for specific details for the North American model, but we suspect it will benefit from the same design and technological upgrades as the already available Korean version – also named Equus (the Centennial moniker is used in the Middle East).

In the styling department, the Korean luxury rear-wheel drive sedan gets a redesigned front grille and less chrome, while inside; there are new trim pieces, different buttons and switches, as well as a new shifter that is reminiscent of that found on BMWs.

Inspired by other big luxury cars, Hyundai has also rid the Equus of its analog gauge cluster, replacing it with an LCD unit. Many posh cars now feature similar setups, and since the Equus is more of an image-booster for the brand, they are keen to feature all of the latest and most eye-catching pieces of tech on their cars.

Other new features include a reworked adaptive cruise control, a HUD (head-up display), all-round view cameras, selectable driving modes, as well as Blind Spot Detection – a must nowadays.


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9 Comments:

Wielding the Ugly Stick said... »March 12, 2013

Damn, it damn ugly!!!

mccarluvr123 said... »March 12, 2013

Nice car, but I think I'll prefer the new Genesis when that comes out.

Coll Raceovski said... »March 13, 2013

Facelifted 2014 Hyundai Centennial aka Equus Stars in New Videos aka Mercedes S Class.

bloggin said... »March 13, 2013

What an awkward looking car. From front to back, it's like pieces of several different cars stuck together. Starting with the front grill from the Lincoln Continental to the trunk lid from Lexus LS.

It's also odd that with a focus of it being a 'professional' car in China with a driver, why the safety features were those you can get on a Ford Focus in China.

UPGRAYEDD said... »March 13, 2013

I have to agree. Too much chrome in the front grill reminds me of early cheap Kias.

Mobis21 said... »March 13, 2013

All for the refresh but at the end of the day, does it drive, ride and handle 100 percent better than the current model to justify the higher MSRP?

bd005 said... »March 13, 2013

Sorry, but Lexus no longer makes the LS430.

bd005 said... »March 13, 2013

The grill isn't new - it's the one used for the Korean and overseas markets other than NA.

Coll Raceovski said... »March 22, 2013

:)

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