2012 HYUNDAI EQUUS CONTINUES TO REDEFINE INTELLIGENT LUXURY
New 5.0-Liter Engine and Eight-Speed Transmission
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 28, 2011 -- Hyundai's flagship Equus successfully competes with the best sedans in the world, while adding a new level of customer experience to luxury car ownership. Since its introduction, Equus has outpaced its sales and market share expectations. Enhancements to the 2012 model build upon this momentum. Most notably, the 2012 Equus will now feature Hyundai's most powerful engine ever, the new direct injection 5.0-liter Tau V8 engine. The new engine produces 429 horsepower and is mated to a new in-house eight-speed transmission providing Equus drivers more power and refinement.
NEW EQUIPMENT HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2012
•5.0-liter gasoline direct injection (GDI) Tau V8 engine
◦Most powerful Hyundai engine ever with 429 horsepower
•In-house-developed eight-speed automatic transmission
•Satin chrome finish on side window daylight opening
•Power rear side-window sunshades standard on Equus Ultimate
THE POWERFUL 5.0-LITER TAU V8 ENGINE
The 2012 Equus is powered by Hyundai's new 5.0-liter Tau DOHC V8 engine, producing 429 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 376 lb-ft. of torque at 5,000 rpm, with a higher specific output (85.8 hp/liter) than its normally-aspirated premium luxury competitors. Maintaining its industry leadership position in 2011, the Tau V8 engine family was again named to the prestigious Ward's Ten Best Engines list for the third consecutive time.
The 5.0-liter cylinder bore was increased from 92 mm to 96 mm for a total displacement of 5.0 liters (5,038cc). In addition to the large displacement, direct injection technology has been added. This high-pressure direct injection system (over 2,200 psi) dramatically increases power and torque while reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Compression ratio has been increased from 10.4 to 11.5:1 for greater thermal efficiency and output. The Tau also receives a revised bed plate for improved block rigidity and lower NVH as well as camshaft carriers and a roller timing chain to improve valvetrain stability.
This new V8 engine still offers all of the premium engine technology from the 4.6-liter V8, including Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT), a tuned variable induction system, and low-friction diamond-like coatings (DLC) on piston skirts, rings and tappets. Even with these impressive power increases, fuel economy is estimated at 15 mpg city, 23 mpg highway and 18 mpg combined.
The Tau 5.0-liter V8 engine is coupled with a new Hyundai-developed eight-speed transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual shift capability. The new transmission adds two additional ratios to enhance acceleration, shifting smoothness, and transmission efficiency by more than six percent compared to last year's six-speed.
2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
2012 Genesis Coupe
Genesis Coupe is a purpose-built rear-wheel drive sport coupe featuring two performance-focused engines -- a 210-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a range-topping all-aluminum, 306-horsepower, DOHC 3.8-liter V6 engine.
GENESIS COUPE HIGHLIGHTS
•306-horsepower from enhanced 3.8-liter V6 from Genesis sedan
•210-horsepowerturbocharged, intercooled inline four cylinder achieving 30 mpg highway
•Platform-mate and sinister sibling of Car of the Year-winning Genesis sedan
Genesis Coupe is Hyundai's most dynamic performance car, appealing directly to the true driving enthusiast. Genesis Coupe uses the same flexible rear-wheel drive architecture developed for the Genesis sport sedan.
Two engines infuse Genesis Coupe with performance. The 3.8-liter Lambda DOHC V6 engine delivers 306-horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque on regular unleaded. This engine will launch the Genesis Coupe from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 5.5 seconds. To maximize the power band, the 3.8-liter engine utilizes DCVVT and a new Variable Intake System (VIS) that helps cylinders breathe more efficiently at both low and high RPM. Better-breathing results in outstanding off-the-line acceleration, passing performance and remarkable fuel efficiency. The V6 engine uses an alloy block and cylinder heads for lighter weight and thermal efficiency, and features durable timing chains with no scheduled maintenance.
The turbocharged, intercooled 2.0-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder benefits from CVVT on both the intake and Exhaust camshafts. The 2.0-liter turbo generates 210-horsepower and 223 lb.-ft. of torque, with a fuel economy rating of 21 mpg city and 30 mpg highway for the manual transmission (20 mpg city/30 mpg highway automatic transmission). It also features a cast-aluminum cylinder block and cylinder head. Both engines feature a free-flowing dual cat-back Exhaust and an available Torsen® limited-slip differential to put the power to the ground.
Genesis Coupe employs a MacPherson® strut dual-link front suspension and a five-link independent rear suspension setup.The front suspension is mounted to the body via a solid subframe which is lighter and stronger than a multi-piece component. To help reduce body roll and tune the Genesis Coupe's at-the-limit handling for maximum predictability, 24-mm diameter front and 19-mm diameter rear stabilizer bars are used.
While all Genesis Coupe models offer an engaging driving experience, the high-performance Genesis Coupe R-Spec and 3.8 Track models are the most willing partners for the true enthusiast. The track-tuned suspension features a stiffer front and rear spring rate and unique shock valving. The Genesis Coupe R-Spec and 3.8 Track models deliver a substantial increase in roll control over standard versions of the Genesis Coupe. Superb structural rigidity sets the foundation for precisely-tuned handling performance in all Genesis Coupes.
Both engines are mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission. The Genesis Coupe 2.0T offers an optional five-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC® while the 3.8-liter V6 offers a ZF® six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONICto handle the additional torque. Both automatic transmissions feature steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
HIGH PERFORMANCE BRAKING SYSTEMS
Brembo four-piston calipers clamp down on 13.4-inch ventilated front brake rotors and 13-inch ventilated rear rotors on R-Spec and 3.8 Track models. All other models get substantial 12.6-inch front ventilated rotors and 12.4-inch rotors in the rear with floating single-piston calipers.
Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track offers Xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights. The advantages of HID headlamps include greater lighting power, daylight-type lighting and reduced power consumption.
Music lovers will welcome the Genesis Coupe's standard auxiliary input jacks (3.5 mm mini-jack and USB input) to accommodate and charge audio devices such as iPods®. There is an optional in-dash navigation unit with a multi-gauge information display screen. This system includes Bluetooth streaming audio capability. This easy-to-use unit can be controlled via a 6.5-inch WVGA touchscreen or voice-recognition by headliner-mounted microphone.
2013 Hyundai Elantra GT
ELANTRA GT MAKES NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOW
Fun-to-Drive, Unsurpassed Fuel Economy and Five-Door Versatility
CHICAGO, Feb. 8, 2012 -- Hyundai Motor America today introduced the all-new 2013 Elantra GT in a North American debut at the Chicago Auto Show. Elantra GT brings five-door functionality and European driving dynamics to the expanding Elantra lineup and is slated to hit dealerships this summer. The lineup now includes Elantra Coupe - also making its world debut today and the popular Elantra sedan, the 2012 North American Car of the Year. Elantra GT is based on the new-generation i30 model designed for the European market.
"Elantra GT is a fun-to-drive, functional, five-door compact hatchback," said Mike O'Brien, vice president, Product and Corporate Planning, Hyundai Motor America. "Elantra GT is the latest example of how Hyundai is redefining the compact car and setting new standards in automotive design, efficiency and functionality."
The 2013 Elantra GT will compete with the Ford Focus, Mazda3 and Volkswagen Golf, featuring more interior volume than these models, unsurpassed fuel economy and Hyundai's Driver Selectable Steering Mode.
HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2013 ELANTRA GT
•'Fluidic Sculpture' design
•Powered by an advanced 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and in-house six-speed automatic or manual transmission
◦horsepower: 148 at 6,500 rpm (ULEV)
◦Best-in-class standard fuel economy estimated at 28 mpg city, 39 mpg highway (M/T)
◦Best-in-class specific output at 82.2 horsepower per liter
•Lightest five-door hatchback in the compact segment
•More passenger and cargo volume than Focus, Mazda3, Golf and Matrix
•Driver knee airbag- an Elantra first
•Hidden rear camera
•More aerodynamic than Impreza, Matrix or Golf
Elantra GT is the third vehicle in Hyundai's 7/11 product initiative (seven new or redesigned models in the next 11 months). The first two vehicles in the initiative were the Veloster turbo and refreshed Genesis Coupe. The fourth vehicle is the Elantra Coupe.
FURTHER EVOLUTION OF 'FLUIDIC SCULPTURE' DESIGN
The new Elantra GT represents further evolution of the Hyundai form language, 'Fluidic Sculpture' - the company's distinctive design DNA. The 'Fluidic' essence provides the Elantra GT with a slippery .30 coefficient of drag. Everything about Elantra GT is aerodynamic from the aggressive profile and low overall height, to the sleek side mirrors. Tire gaps are minimized while rocker panels are streamlined. Lower wind resistance translates into better fuel economy and a smoother ride.
Up front, Hyundai's signature hexagonal grille with chrome accents flows into the hood. The bodyside graphic features a chrome beltline molding to keep up with the sleek character lines. Sharp projection headlamps, fog lights and available 17-inch alloy wheels with chrome spears complete the modern design.
BEST-IN-CLASS STANDARD FUEL ECONOMY
Elantra GT's standard fuel economy is an estimated 28 mpg city, 39 mpg highway and 32 combined with the six-speed automatic transmission or manual transmission. These figures give Elantra GT a highway-only driving range of more than 500 miles and combined city/highway driving range of up to 448 miles.
LIGHTEST FIVE-DOOR HATCHBACK IN THE COMPACT SEGMENT
Elantra GT's widespread use of high-strength steel provides a 37 percent increase in body stiffness at a lower body weight when compared to the outgoing Elantra Touring model. High-strength steel allows the suspension to work optimally. At 2,784 pounds, the automatic transmission Elantra GT is lighter than its competitors, while offering more interior room than Focus, Mazda3, Golf and Matrix. Elantra GT is the lightest five-door hatchback in the compact segment. It is 175 pounds lighter than Focus, 151 pounds lighter than Mazda3 and 222 pounds lighter than Golf. This weight-efficient unibody architecture allows for Elantra to achieve an estimated 39 mpg EPA highway rating, without the need for a special eco model. Elantra GT's best-in-class fuel efficiency is driven by the Blue Drive strategy. A key to Elantra GT's extensive use of high-strength steel is an $8 billion dollar investment Hyundai made to become the only global automaker with its own fully integrated steel plant. Hyundai has 400 metallurgists focused on the task of developing optimized steel recipes for every part and panel in new vehicle architectures.
Hyundai RM500 Genesis Coupe 2012
RHYS MILLEN RACING CONVERTS HYUNDAI GENESIS COUPE INTO THE ULTIMATE TUNED SPORTS CAR WITH 5.0-LITER TAU V8 ENGINE
RM500 Genesis Coupe on Display at Hyundai's 2011 SEMA Show Booth
COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2011 -- Making auto enthusiasts' wishes come true at this year's SEMA Show, Rhys Millen Racing's (RMR) modified Genesis Coupe features Hyundai's most powerful engine under its hood -- the award-winning 5.0-liter Tau V8. The RM500 Genesis Coupe is a 450-horsepower machine with a distinct, production-ready look. This marks the fourth year of the partnership between RMR and Hyundai creating show-stopping vehicles for tuners and consumers alike.
"From the moment I saw the Tau V8 engine in the Genesis R-Spec sedan, I knew it would be a perfect fit for the Genesis Coupe, adding even more performance and power to the dynamic coupe," said Rhys Millen, owner, Rhys Millen Racing. "The sleek and practical exterior modifications would allow this Genesis Coupe to look good parked in your driveway or turning laps at the track."
In addition to the Tau V8, the all-black Genesis Coupe receives a custom RMR stainless Exhaust with GReddy rear section muffler and titanium tips, oil cooler and rear differential cooler. These mechanical enhancements give Hyundai's most powerful engine an extra 20 horsepowerBoost.
"The RMR RM500 Genesis Coupe is a natural home to showcase the performance capabilities of the powerful Tau V8 engine, available in the 2012 Genesis sedan," said Mike O'Brien, vice president, Product and Corporate Planning, Hyundai Motor America. "Rhys Millen Racing has taken the Tau's power and the Coupe's tuner-friendly driving architecture to create a true show-stopper for SEMA this year."
The RMR RM500 unveils a new line of RMR products for the Genesis Coupe, featuring a RMR carbon front lip, carbon spoiler, carbon rear diffuser, carbon side skirts, carbon fog light ducts and carbon grill. The Genesis Coupe also showcases HRE 793-RS 19-inch wheels, Hankook Ventus R-S3 tires and Brembo carbon ceramic rotors with Brembo six and four piston calipers. The inside of the vehicle features the RMR suede trim package and Sparco accents.
Mechanical components RMR modified include:
•Hyundai 5.0-liter Tau V8 Engine
•RMR Custom Stainless Exhaust with Greddy SE Rear Section
•RMR Custom Adapter Plate
•RMR Custom Light Weight Clutch & Flywheel
•K&N Panel Filter
•AEM Engine Management System
•Brembo Carbon Ceramic Rotors (Front -- 15.5-inch, Rear -- 15-inch)
•Brembo Six Piston Front Calipers Four Piston Rear
•HRE 793-RS II-Spoke Rims (Front -- 19x8.5, Rear -- 19x9.5)
•Hankook Ventus V12 Tires (Front -- 245/40ZR19, Rear -- 275/35ZR19)
Interior enhancements include:
•RMR Interior Suede Trip Package
•Sparco Chrono Sport Seats with RMR Accents
•Sparco Track Sliders
•RMR Seat Brackets
•Sparco Tecno Leather Shift Knob
•RMR 1-inch Steering Column Extension
RMR also made the following exterior enhancements:
•RMR Carbon Front Lip
•RMR Carbon Side Skirts
•RMR Carbon Rear Diffuser
•RMR Carbon Three Piece Spoiler
•RMR Carbon Grill
•RMR Carbon Overlay Roof
•RMR Carbon Fog Light Vents with Brake Ducts
•RMR Yellow Fog Light Covers
RHYS MILLEN RACING
World Champion driver Rhys "Mad Skills" Millen pilots the RMR Red Bull Hyundai Genesis Coupe in the Formula DRIFT Championship and the RMR Red Bull Hyundai Veloster rally car in the U.S. Rallycross Championship Series, including Summer X Games. Millen's driving credentials include movie stunts, multiple drifting championships, a Pikes Peak world record and his 2008 New Year's Eve Las Vegas truck flip at Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. Behind Millen's success in the driver's seat is a full team of engineers and fabricators that know how to maximize the potential of a race car. With more than 17 years of racing experience, Rhys Millen has established himself as one of the premier rally/drifting drivers in North America. Rhys is the son of famed rally and off-road racer Rod Millen. Rhys won the Formula Drift championship in 2005 and the Red Bull Drifting World Championship in 2008. In 2009 at the PPIHC, Millen won the Time Attack 2WD class in his carbon-bodied Hyundai Genesis Coupe.
2012 Hyundai Azera Statics
HYUNDAI MODERNIZES THE LARGE SEDAN WITH THE ALL-NEW AZERA
Fluidic Sculpture Design, Smart Technology, Performance and Safety
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16, 2011-- Hyundai Motor America today introduced the all-new Azera in a North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Azera is the fifth vehicle to adopt the company's signature Fluidic Sculpture design language.Tucson, Accent, Elantra, Sonata and Azera now all have a modern, sleek, sophisticated style, creating the illusion of constant motion. This flagship Fluidic Sculpture sedan also features a more powerful Lambda II 3.3-liter GDI engine, six-speed transmission, best-in-class combined fuel economy of 23 miles per gallon and a wide range of advanced safety equipment.
HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2012 AZERA
* All-new second generation Azera with Fluidic Sculpture design
* Powered by a new Lambda II 3.3-liter Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine and in-house six-speed automatic transmission
* horsepower: 293 at 6400 RPM
* Best-in-class combined 23 mpg
* Better combined fuel efficiency than Nissan Maxima, Ford Taurus, Lexus ES350 and Buick LaCrosse V6
* Best-in-class specific output
* Nine standard airbags -- includes knee airbag
* Impact-reducing front seat system
* Standard VSM, ESC, TCS, ABS with Brake Assist and EBD
* Best-in-class head and leg room for front-seat passengers
* Standard 18-inch alloy wheels and optional 19-inch alloy wheels
* HID Xenon headlights with LED accents
* Segment-exclusive standard navigation system with rearview camera
* Standard leather interior with heated front and rear seats
* Bluetooth(r) hands-free phone system with voice recognition
* Standard Blue Link telematics platform
* Segment-first manual side window sunshades
* Ventilated front seats
Azera is the seventh vehicle in Hyundai's 24/7 version 2.0 product initiative (seven new models in 24 months), on the heels of the all-newTucson, Sonata, Equus, Elantra, Accent and Veloster. The 2012 Azera represents a modern approach to the traditional large sedan segment by using an advanced powertrain, emotional design and luxury features offered with Hyundai's strong value proposition. This approach has been successful for the other Fluidic Sculpture vehicles.
2012 AZERA MEETS THE MECHANICS OF FLIGHT
Azera's Fluidic Sculpture design takes inspiration from the mechanics of flight. The exterior of the all-new Azera is long, light and low. The unique, undulating beltline allows for a long, sleek roofline accented by the third window and wraparound LED taillights. A monoform side profile includes flowing lines. The face is masculine with a large powerful chrome grille and HID headlamps that integrate precise details. The stance is completed by available 19-inch multi-spoke wheels.
2011 Hyundai Equus vs 2011 Bentley Mulsanne
Executive Editor Edward Loh and Senior Editor Jonny Lieberman find out if the luxury of Bentley's Mulsanne is worth the $330,000 pricetag compared to Hyundai's all-new $70,000 Equus.
Shot by: Jim Gleason
Edited by: Jim Gleason
The New 2012 Hyundai Equus is Here! | Heritage Hyundai Towson, MD Dealer
http://www.heritagehyundaibaltimore.com/ Check out this 2012 Hyundai Equus. Rivaling its European and Japanese counterparts, it comes with more amenities than you might expect for its price, such as automatic rain sensing wipers, a power moon roof, the homelink wireless system, a CD player with a multi-function steering wheel and hill start control. Improve your 2012 Hyundai Equus even more by adding heated front seats, satellite radio and Bluetooth as options. Don't let its luxury and appeal distract you from its impressive value. Once you drive it, you'll know it's the one for you! Experience it for yourself today, when you take it for a test drive! Put yourself behind the wheel of the new 2012 Hyundai Equus soon at Heritage Hyundai Towson. You will find us in Towson and convenient to Baltimore MD 21204.
2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the all new 2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
2012 Hyundai Equus Exterior and Interior at 2012 Toronto Auto Show
2012 Hyundai Equus Exterior and Interior at 2012 Toronto Auto Show - Canadian International AutoShow - CIA
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2012 Hyundai Azera
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