2014 Hyundai Equus previewed

Although its U.S. arm has yet to formally confirm the vehicle seen here is the 2014 Hyundai Equus, this modestly revamped version of the Korean automaker's mid-size luxury performance sedan has just gone on sale in the home market. The latest iteration displays what Hyundai refers to as a more refined and modern appearance, largely as the result of some tasteful de-chroming of the car's front fascia, a new vertical-blade grille, restyled LED rear combination lamps and revised alloy wheel designs. While no powertrain changes were made, the suspension has been tweaked a bit to ensure a more comfortable and composed ride over uneven road surfaces.

Inside, the Korean-spec Equus gets more stylish trim appointments, including double-stitched leather-covered seats, along with a TFT-screen instrument cluster and an improved Smart Cruise Control system as well as offering a Head Up Display, Blind Spot Detection, Haptic-feedback steering wheel and an all-around-view monitor. At least some if not all of these upgrades seem likely to make it to the U.S. For now, all Hyundai will say is that it plans a "luxury concept reveal" next month in Detroit.

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