Exclusive? Positively, Yes. - 2011 Hyundai Equus Signature Long-Term Road Test

2011 Hyundai Equus Long-Term Road Test

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2011 Hyundai Equus Signature: Exclusive? Positively, Yes.

November 28, 2011

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I spent a few days over Thanksgiving weekend in Las Vegas. I took our long-term 2011 Hyundai Equus Signature. Not only was the Equus a great highway cruiser (more driving impressions later this week), it got a lot of attention from the Vegas resort valets.

Most of the valets liked it, asking questions and giving it some long, admiring looks. Additionally, a couple of them told me that it was the first time they had ever seen one. That is amazing considering that:

  • The Equus has been on sale since Dec 2010
  • Vegas valets have parked nearly every vehicle ever made

Unfortunately, that exclusivity is at least in part due to less than brisk sales. Hyundai moves about 300 Equus' a month, with 2011 year to date sales of 2,568. Compare that to the Lexus LS, with sales of about 600-900 a month, and 7,558 units year to date. (data courtesy Edmunds.com Pricing and Analysis team.)

But since the Equus is, for the most part, a great car, let's be positive and say Yes, the Equus is an exclusive vehicle.

The Vegas valets think so.

Albert Austria, Senior VE Engineer @ 16,500 miles

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