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#81 of 162 Re: For sale when? [LASHAWN]
May 19, 2010 (5:52 am)
Nov/Dec is when you can expect to see a showroom example show up, but don't hold your breath in thinking you'll be able to purchase one till maybe Jan/Feb. This is exactly what happened with the Azera and the Genesis when Hyundai first rolled them out. Maybe they have learned their lesson and will do a better job with the Equus, but I think there's a method to their madness. Bring in a few, create a demand for them and folks start snatching up the ones they can get that are available. Once they've accomplished that...then they start bringing them en masse.
We shall see though...the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011 will be here before we know it!!!
#82 of 162 No hood ornament
May 25, 2010 (8:02 pm)
The US Equus will not have the hood ornament, and it will have the horizontal grill. It will also have the Hyundai "H" on the back. Shame on all three counts in my book, but I still like it.
Go to www.hyundaiequus.com and go to the gallery. I believe these depict the North American Equus with the exception of those photos labelled "pre-production."
#83 of 162 Re: No hood ornament [ffeelliixx]
May 26, 2010 (7:07 am)
I think I prefer the horizontal grille to be honest. The vertical grille reminds me of the Lincoln cars too much. The hood ornament isn't a big deal for me. If it came with it or not...it wouldn't be a deal-breaker for me. I think it should be offered as an option. As far as having the flying "H" on the back...I think it's GREAT!!! Just what the company needs for people to see so they can shake their head in wonderment and disbelief that it is actually a Hyundai. I still get that with my Azera after 4 years!!!
#84 of 162 Re: No hood ornament [allmet33]
May 26, 2010 (11:58 am)
I prefer no hood ornament and the vertical grille.
While I'm at it, let me comment on the price comparisons with the LS460. I keep reading everywhere that we are supposed to be comparing a $55K Equus to a $63K LS460. But the Equus should be compared to an LS460L, as the dimensions of the two are almost identical. If the base Equus is equiped as I think it will be, I think a comparable LS460L would be about $80K. That's enough difference to get a lot of people's attention.
#85 of 162 Re: No hood ornament [rcf8000]
May 26, 2010 (12:05 pm)
I think everyone will have their own preference as to those things and maybe they'll offer the "other" grille upon production to give folks a choice.
With the dimensions of the Equus already being almost identical to the 460L, I wonder what target the Equus LWB model would be. I know they are trying to figure if a long wheel base version of the Equus would be a viable move or not.
$80k vs. $55k...yeah, who wouldn't want to pocket $25k?
#86 of 162 Re: No hood ornament [allmet33]
May 26, 2010 (1:48 pm)
With the low volume they are projecting for the Equus, why not offer both grilles? Let is be a dealer installed option, at least.
I don't see why they'd need an LWB version.
#87 of 162 Re: No hood ornament [rcf8000]
May 28, 2010 (4:29 am)
LWB model would work for those that want to be chauffeured around, but would like to save money vs. traditional limo type cars. Why would anyone need the 460L vs the regular 460?
#88 of 162 Re: No hood ornament [allmet33]
May 28, 2010 (5:38 am)
High-level executives expect to be chauffeured with lounge-out leg room and all the amenities available to them...
#89 of 162 Re: No hood ornament [cadillacforums]
Jun 03, 2010 (6:03 am)
actually the comment was meant to show that a LWB version would probably be welcomed by mid-level executives that want to be chauffeured around with lounge-out leg room and all the amenities available to them...and not have to pay what those high-level execs. are paying.
#90 of 162 When will the Equus drop?
Jun 10, 2010 (10:07 am)
* 2011 Hyundai Equus: This new flagship sedan will go on sale this summer with a price tag around $55,000. It's larger and more luxurious than the current Genesis and will feature a V8 engine only.
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