2011 Hyundai Equus Signature: Time Flies
January 18, 2012
We bid our long-term 2011 Hyundai Equus Signature a forlorn "AMF" (Adios My Friend) two weeks ago.
I was the last staff member to drive it, taking it the night before it was picked up and returned to Hyundai Motor America.
For me it was the final chance to experience that smooth and powerful 4.6L V8, the near-perfect shift-timing of the ZF 6-speed auto transmission, and that solid chassis with its excellent ride quality.
Sure, the interior had many opportunities for improvement. That didn't keep me from being one of the Equus' biggest fans here -- and I'm not a Hyundai cheerleader by any means (I thought our Sonata was vastly overrated.) I enjoyed our Equus because it was a great car, and I will miss it.
And with its departure after an entire year with us, it was another reminder of how quickly 2011 passed.
Albert Austria, Senior VE Engineer @ 20,800 miles (Photo by Scott Jacobs)
Hit the jump for the elegant Equus video, "A Poetic Capture."