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2014 Hyundai Equus: New York Auto Show

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2013 Hyundai Equus

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What is it?

The Equus debuted for the 2011 model year as Hyundai's flagship luxury sedan. The 2014 Hyundai Equus is heavily revised, offering an updated exterior, interior and chassis. Outside, there's a new grille, LED running lights and new alloy wheels. Inside, there's a new instrument cluster and center stack. There's also a revised suspension, which now includes a "Sport" mode. Among the only things that carry over unchanged are the Equus's 8-speed automatic transmission and its 429-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 engine.

How much?

Final pricing hasn't been announced, but we wouldn't expect a huge increase over last year's $60,000 base price.

When can you get it?

Hyundai says later this year; we'd expect to see it at dealerships sometime this summer.

Add it to your shopping list because...

The 2014 Hyundai Equus is a bargain in the world of full-size luxury sedans. Its $60,000 base price is far below pricing set by rivals, some of which cost as much as 50 percent more. But the Equus feels world-class. There's an available 12.3-inch LCD screen in the instrument cluster and a standard 9.2-inch screen in the dash. The Equus also offers dual rear monitors, power door closers, a heads-up display and a multi-view camera system. Basically, it's a top-tier luxury car for drivers who don't mind the Hyundai badge. And the updates for 2014 make it even better.

Other cars to consider:

Audi A8: The latest A8 only comes close to the Equus's base price by offering a 333-hp, V6-powered 3.0T version. Its $73,000 base price is still a hefty hike over the Equus, but many buyers will prefer the Audi brand.

Jaguar XJ: A new V6-powered base model brings the 2013 XJ's starting price to $74,000, which is in the ballpark of the Equus. The XJ also offers bold styling and the cachet of the well-known Jaguar brand name.

Lexus LS 460: The LS 460 is among the Equus's closest competitors. The big Lexus, which was heavily updated last year, starts around $73,000 and trumps the Equus by offering available all-wheel drive.

Used Mercedes S-Class: The S-Class is still the gold standard of the full-size luxury car segment, and a new version is just a few months away. With a starting price above $93,000, it's far more expensive than the Equus. But certified pre-owned models with an extended warranty are priced like the Equus -- and have that all important three-pointed star up front.

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