SpringBreak: Hyundai Equus Prototype Stuck In Snow
New vehicles have to undergo some serious testing before they are finally made available to the buying public.
The 2017 Hyundai Equus is currently being put through its paces, and was spied, under heavy camouflage, being tested on winter roads.
The third generation of the Hyundai flagship sedan is set to be released sometime next year, and as this spy video reveals, this version looks as though it is going to be considerably different than the model that represents the current generation.
You can see the fingerprints of chief designer Peter Schreyer all over this new model, with a larger front grille and a flatter roofline on display.
The increased size of the third side windows seems to indicate that interior cabin space could be getting a boost, thanks in large part to an extended wheelbase.
Take a look at the spy video below and you will also see that an autonomous braking system was being tested.
It did not appear that things were going very well, though, as the test vehicle went through the barrier.
The camouflage was not able to hide the LED lights in front and back, or the large exhaust tips at the rear of the vehicle.
The new Hyundai Equus will come equipped with rear-wheel drive, but there is also talk that an AWD option will be made available, so that the Equus can better compete with the likes of the A8, 7-Series and S-Class.
Other than what we have already revealed, little else is known about the next-generation 2017 Hyundai Equus redesign.
It is expected that the vehicle will come with a 10-speed automatic transmission and a new multi-link rear suspension.
The finished vehicle should be officially unveiled before the end of the year.
2017 Hyundai Equus Spy Video
Stay tuned for more news on Hyundai future cars and SUVs.