Comments - Armored Equus for UN Sec-Gen

Published: Dec 19, 2012
Description: New York has had its share of assassinations. Malcolm X was shot there with a shotgun in 1965. John Lennon was murdered in front of his Manhattan apartment in 1980. Israeli leader Meir Kahane was gunn...
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Colby Church Dec 19, 2012
Haha, just a bit of redundancy.
Shelby Cassandra Dec 19, 2012
Both car and leader both?
Jason Brown Dec 20, 2012
In the K9 here. Full options will run you over 90k here. Not a very popular car here due to being a lesser of the two brands and being that expensive.
Jason Brown Dec 20, 2012
Kia is still focusing on sporty sedans. The word premium doesn't always imply luxury. There is a difference between premium brand and luxury cars. The K9 is a test car to see which direction Kia should take in the next 5 years. There is a lot of tech
Jason Brown Dec 20, 2012
Zaire. I think you need to read a little more carefully to the articles on the web. These are speculations and rumors which havent been confirmed. There is a reason why the quoris (domestic K9) is not offered yet outside of Korea.
William Downs Dec 20, 2012
I know what Zaire is talking about.. u miss understood, KIA corrected the speculations witch is the post on Facebook I was talking about, all the publication worded there statement wrong, KIA is gonna remain the performance brand of the 2 company's but is going to be diving into the luxury division with the quoris, then a luxury trim on the optima and I believe the Sorento.. there still very much ...
Zaire Wilkins Dec 20, 2012
one thing hyundai did do that was smart was not to include any badges that indicated its a hyundai
Zaire Wilkins Dec 20, 2012
@jason kia seems to have change their mind and they will be making luxury cars google it up
Jacob Burford Dec 19, 2012
This is how I see it. If you just want the luxury part, then this meets your needs. If you want better looks and performance, you have to spend more!
Tyler Tarbox Dec 19, 2012
can get basically a mini-Maybach. Front and rear massaging seats, heated and ventilated seats, fridge in the back and rear reclining seats. Interior is nearly flawless. Really hope we get one
Tyler Tarbox Dec 19, 2012
Exceptional car. Most people think it looks like a Mercedes when they see it and the interior is even better. My family is considering buying one of these. In my opinion it's one of the best overall value car on the market today. For around $70K you
Josh X Williams Dec 19, 2012
The design of this luxury sedan looks like a really cheesy knock-off of a Mercedes-Benz. Hyundai needs to add some unique design influence to this model.
Will Will Dec 19, 2012
I really cant get why people are saying this looks nicer than a merc s- class, bmw 7- series , audi a8 or jag xj when i have long mistook this for some cheap hyundai sedan until i realised it was created to compete with those cars mentioned.
Jason Brown Dec 19, 2012
Kia is not going to be the luxury division over Hyundai. Hyundai has many times thought about making a separate division for Equus and maybe Genesis. Kia will focus on the sporty sedan market for affordable alternatives
William Downs Dec 19, 2012
Where did u hear this, KIA is supposed to employ more luxury in the optima and the Sorrento... but KIA has made it clear on multiple ocassions that's its primary goal is a performance brand, hence the reason for its ongoing racing program.. they made a post on there page a few weeks ago talking about there future in the auto industry
Zaire Wilkins Dec 19, 2012
but the crazy part is kia is suppose to turn into lexus infiniti acura by 2016 they will be all about luxury so idk what hyundai is doing but i like this car the equus ultimate you get 2 ipads in rear
Sean T. Boudreau Dec 19, 2012
Not a bad car at all, but it doesn't afford the same ownership experience as a Lexus, Audi, Mercedes, BMW, etc. Remember with luxury the car is only half of the story. The experience and service is the rest.
Colby Church Dec 19, 2012
The interior is gorgeous, comfortable, and accommodating. The exterior isn't drop dead sexy, but doesn't look awful, it still has that expensive, luxurious look. Many people don't even know its a Hyundai when they see it. They are exceptional cars.
Colby Church Dec 19, 2012
I agree with William. He's correct. Hyundai made really cheap cars to get into the auto game, now that they're here, they are starting to play ball with the big boys. The Equus is a really nice car, it just is. Nothing "old school Hyundai" about it.
William Downs Dec 19, 2012
@Matt... just got done reading something on C&D and sorry to disappoint u but they already did a comparison between the LS460 and the equus and the Lexus lost
William Downs Dec 19, 2012
And also learn to read, he didn't compare it to the Bentley he said it was compared to the bentley... people need to get over there brand snobbery, just like everyone thought a Cadillac would never out perform a bmw, worlds changing get with the times and stop being so hard headed
William Downs Dec 19, 2012
@Jacob, or your smart and can get all that stuff they offer at a better price, only thing they have over the equus is there name
Jacob Burford Dec 19, 2012
@Zaire there is no way you can compare this to a Bentley Mulsanne! The only reasons you'd buy this car is you can't afford an s-class, a8, XJ, 7-series, or LS.
Zaire Wilkins Dec 19, 2012
@matt since this car was compared to a bently mulsanne this has to be 3 notches better than the LS they both have the same bells and whistles the LS you have to opt for equus is stock
William Downs Dec 19, 2012
And this is deffinatly up to the standerds of Lexus, just because u don't think so doesn't mean its not, people need to get past what used to be Hyundai, they are not the same company they were years ago, completely different game plan
William Downs Dec 19, 2012
People act like Hyundai is the only car company that uses another companies idea... get the fuck over it, every manufacturer copys off of another at some point.. its part of the buisness
Megan Moody Dec 19, 2012
Still a Hyundai. People still compare it to whatever instead of the other way around. Styling is their problem. Too generic and too many stolen design cues. He went with this because its Korean. Not superior.
Jordan Smith Dec 19, 2012
I agree with Matt. It's nice a defiantly a bargain, but there's a reason it cost so much less.
Matt Piccolo Dec 19, 2012
@ Zaire, this is in no way an LS killer. It's not a bad car, but it's still not up to Lexus, merc, Audi etc. standards by any means
Zaire Wilkins Dec 19, 2012
alot of ppl still judge a book buy its cover like this nice car but this is the LS killer
Dylan Bruder Dec 19, 2012
Unless theyve fixed their electrical issues I won't
Jake Knickmeyer Dec 19, 2012
Hyundais are nice nowadays. True car guys are just gonna have to get over their bigotry and side with the quality cars
Janak Solanki Dec 19, 2012
I don't care what you say, it's still a Hyundai to me. I'll take an old school S-class armored over this any day.
Jason Brown Dec 19, 2012
60k is very cheap compared to the price here. The one moon and many wealthy people drive the 160k version, that's the non armored. Both Genesis and Equus use different badges here.
Will Will Dec 19, 2012
Most probably not very good in cars so they will just mistake it for a cheap hyundai. But the eqqus still would not be my car of choice if i were him. I would rather go for the s- guard modified to vr7 protection.
Will Will Dec 19, 2012
@ chris its not THAT high profile. At abt $60 000 its quite affordable. I'm sure a good number of americans own them, so he wont be that easy to spot if he drives unguarded (without motorcade). Besides people who are aiming to attack him are
Clay Williams Dec 19, 2012
This is as bad as the Chinese copies.
Paul Trahan Dec 19, 2012
I got to drive one and they are really nice. The only thing I didn't care for was the very numb steering. Other than that I have no problems with the car.
Ethan Amo Dec 19, 2012
Looks really nice to me...has one nice interior too
William Downs Dec 19, 2012
These things are crazy nice inside.. sat in one and instantly forgot it was a Hyundai.. almost like a completely different company builds the genesis sedan and the equus, the quality difference is amazing
Ian Barger Dec 19, 2012
Its just a copy of an s-class
Chris Gaines Dec 19, 2012
I don't get it, why do they have this guy all protected and such, then put him in such a high profile car? I mean, that equus must be the only one in the city, really easy for crooks to spot haha xD
Matt Piccolo Dec 19, 2012
I really don't care for these.
Donte Perino Dec 19, 2012
Ehh...
Description: In order to protect the head of the world body, the flagship Hyundai sedan (which was recently facelifted) has been beefed up by German armoring expert Stoof International, which reinforced the Equus ...
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Drew Humphrey Dec 19, 2012
They need to modify the performance.
Jason Brown Dec 19, 2012
The CEO of Samsung 이건희 replaced his Maybach for this. That tells you something...
Johnny Vu Dec 19, 2012
That's a pretty average weight for a armoured vehicle of that armour rating level
Zaire Wilkins Dec 19, 2012
so this heavier than any maybach and RR and bently
Chris Gaines Dec 19, 2012
it must feel like your driving a small truck
Jason Brown Dec 20, 2012
Domestic models are a little less HP and more torque.
Zaire Wilkins Dec 20, 2012
this car comes with the beefed up 5.0 V8 which comes with 429hp and i think it was beefed up to 460 or 480
Tyler Tarbox Dec 19, 2012
The normal version at least. I'm sure the armored version is much slower
Tyler Tarbox Dec 19, 2012
0-60 is about 5.4 seconds. This car is a boss
darrellbell24 Dec 19, 2012
so 0-60 in 5 minutes I'm guessing....8 thousand lbs?? that's insane even the rolls weighs a few thousand less!!
Author Norman R. Colson Dec 20, 2012
Chilling like a boss
Jason Brown Dec 20, 2012
Basic with almost no options are 80k without taxes and reg. fees and they go up to around 150-160k. Not including taxes.
Tyler Tarbox Dec 20, 2012
How much are the domestic models?
Jason Brown Dec 19, 2012
The domestic models are nicer inside.
Tyler Tarbox Dec 19, 2012
This is how all of them are though. Just an amazing car. With Hyundai you pay $0 for the badge so all $70K is dedicated to luxury. And it's awesome
Jacob Burford Dec 19, 2012
Well it has to be for the UN Secretary General!
Tyler Tarbox Dec 19, 2012
So. Damn. Nice