2011 Hyundai Equus Signature: Seat Bottom Length Adjuster. With Video!
August 26, 2011
Here's a feature my wife noticed while driving the Equus earlier this week. Her legs are considerably shorter than mine. That fact, in combination with her need to recline the seat somewhere past vertical, gives us wildly different driving positions.
Similarly, long-time fans might remember this favorite from the way-back machine in which readers advised her on seating postion. I fired back. It was funny. Or at least it is now.
Anyway, her femurs are short and so is her torso. So she jacks the seat up to the ceiling and -- where possible -- minimizes the seat bottom length. That's a feature the Equus executes effectively by moving the entire seat bottom under the seat back. Here's how it works:
There are probably four inches of adjustment here -- more than that of most other cars which offer this feature. Also, it allows a one-piece seat bottom, which is preferable.
Josh Jacquot, Senior editor