HYUNDAI EQUUS NAMED TO WARD’S 10 BEST INTERIORS LIST

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 10, 2014 – The 2014 Hyundai Equus was named to this year’s “Ward’s 10 Best Interiors” list by the editors of WardsAuto.com. The 2013 Santa Fe Sport, 2012 Azera and 2012 Accent have won the award previously.

“The Hyundai Equus Ultimate has everything you would expect from a $120,000 ultra-luxury car, for about $50,000 less,” said Drew Winter, Editor-in-Chief, WardsAuto World magazine. “While there is plenty of fine craftsmanship and sumptuous leather to go around, WardsAuto editors were most impressed with the limousine-like rear seating area of the Equus. A button on the rear armrest is labeled ‘relax.’ Push the button and the front passenger seat moves all the way forward while the rear seat reclines all the way back like a business-class airline seat. Even with a sticker approaching $70,000, that’s really special.”

Eight WardsAuto editors selected the 10 winners from a field of 41 vehicles with all-new or redesigned passenger compartments. Editors spent two months evaluating the vehicles’ features including ergonomics, driver information, fit-and-finish, materials, value, safety, comfort and design harmony. There was no price cap on entries. Ultimately, WardsAuto editors are looking for interiors that raise the bar not only for that particular brand but also for that vehicle’s segment.

“Equus, Hyundai’s flagship premium sedan, offers a roomy, attractive cabin filled with luxury features that offer maximum driver comfort,” said Christopher Chapman, chief designer, Hyundai Design North America. “Like the performance and the exterior design of the vehicle, the inside also impresses. Quality fabrics and straightforward controls help the Equus look sleek and modern.”

In the redesigned 2014 Hyundai Equus, the themes of premium and performance greet the driver behind the wheel. The entire instrument panel and center stack was redesigned with more premium materials and an ergonomically-correct layout, with new button iconography for quicker and easier feature recognition. The center console and shift lever offer more premium material selection and contemporary premium-luxury design cues. Steering wheel control layout features new low-sheen button designs and icons. Similarly, rear passengers enjoy a rear console and button layout, with available dual 9.2-inch, high-resolution, adjustable seatback video screens to enjoy movies, audio media, HVAC or seating functions.

Joining Equus on the Ward’s 10 Best Interiors list are Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Chrysler 200C, GMC Sierra Denali, Jeep Cherokee Limited, Kia Soul+, Mazda3, Mercedes-Benz S550, Rolls-Royce Wraith and Volkswagen GTI. The 2014 interior winners will be honored in a ceremony at this year’s WardsAuto Interiors Conference, to be held April 21 at The Henry Hotel in Dearborn, MI.

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 more than 820 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 limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance Connected Care that provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for three years. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

For more details on Hyundai Assurance, please visit www.HyundaiAssurance.com

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