Hyundai equus NAMED A Top 10 Summer Sizzler BY kbb.Com
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 12, 2010– Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com named the 2011 Equus to its Top 10 Summer Sizzlers list, a compilation of all-new early arrivals from the automotive class of 2011. The Equus is Hyundai’s newest flagship, built on world-class rear-wheel-drive architecture and powered by the award-winning 4.6-liter Tau® V8. Equus competes with the best luxury sedans in the world on all levels including amenities, performance, advanced technologies, design and ownership experience.
“With its cutting-edge technologies, bold style and unparalleled combination of luxury and value, Equus will attract a new type of buyer to the Hyundai brand,” said Scott Margason, director of Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Equus will help translate Hyundai’s successful formula for intelligent luxury into the retail and service environment so that owners get a high-end experience at a more affordable price point.”
The Top 10 Summer Sizzlers list profiles the 10 new vehicles that are most likely to excite consumers as the new 2011 model year begins. This summer, automotive manufacturers from around the world have opened one of the most diverse and intensive product launch schedules in their collective history. Intent on jump-starting sales to accelerate the nascent auto industry recovery, they have begun filling U.S. showrooms with 2011 model-year rides.
“From redesigned longtime success-stories to all-new entrants to the marketplace, many hot 2011 model-year cars are coming through the product pipeline this summer,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com. "It's never been a better time to be in the market for a new car, because auto manufacturers have stepped up their game to offer more choices than ever.”
“A daring move by Hyundai to step up in class, the new Equus sedan seeks to directly confront luxury cruisers like the Lexus LS460 and Mercedes-Benz S-Class,” said kbb.com editors. “Based on a stretched Genesis platform, this high-minded Hyundai matches tasteful exterior styling with a megaload of premium interior appointments. Mechanically, the Equus offers a 385-horsepower/4.6-liter V8, six-speed Shiftronic automatic transmission, variable air suspension and comprehensive vehicle dynamics package.”
Joining the Equus on the kbb.com Summer Sizzler list are the BMW 5 Series Sedan, Cadillac CTS/CTS-V Coupe, Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Fiesta, Honda CR-Z, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Mazda MAZDA2, Saab 9-5c, and Subaru Impreza WRX/STI. For more information about the Top 10 Summer Sizzlers list from Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com, visit http://kbb.us/2010sizzlers.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through about 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and 5-years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.