Hyundai Equus

Hyundai Equus

Hyundai seems to be teasing the U.S. with its largest sedan, the Equus. Hyundai has been making various generations of this car for over a decade mostly for the home market in Korea, and it has done a good job of keeping it of North America’s radar, until now. At the beginning of the year there was a teaser sketch , and now official pics and a press release (in English) has surfaced.

Hyundai Equus revealed; might come to USA

So, is Hyundai thinking about giving the Genesis sedan a big brother in America? Time will only tell. What we do know is that the new Equus will come with the 268 hp 3.8-liter V6 and 360 hp 4.6-liter V8 from the Genesis. Hyundai may also enlarge the V8 to 5.0-liters for the large sedan. The Equus should be in Korean showrooms by next month.

Full press release after the jump

Hyundai’s actually got something bigger than the Genesis. It’s called the Equus, and it’s been for sale in select markets (not the U.S.) for almost a decade. In this short time its already up for its fourth restyle, and Hyundai has released some official sketches of what can be expected. Just like the its smaller siblings the Azera and the Genesis , the next Equus will trade in boxy looks for some shapely curves.

The car should receive a 400+ hp 5.0-liter version of Hyundai’s Tau V8 engine, as well as an eight-speed automatic transmission. While the largest of Hyundais is set to go on sale in February of 2010, there is no word yet if that will also mean in U.S. dealerships.

Source: Hyundai Blog

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