Hyundai Equus Gets Bulletproof Upgrade
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The idea took shape for protocol purposes, as the car is intended for use by government and state officials, including president Lee Myung-bak. The work on the project started as a result of an informal request made by the government to the Korean manufacturer.
“Most of the heads of other car-manufacturing states use bulletproof cars made in their own countries. It doesn’t make sense that the world’s fifth largest auto-manufacturing country is still using foreign-made bulletproof cars, and that is why Hyundai is working on the project,” an industry source was quoted as saying by the aforementioned source.
Currently, the Korean president uses a bulletproof Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard and a BMW 760LI. Its motorcade is made up of five to ten cars of each of the two models. Former Hyundai chairman, the ruler of the Korean not-so-evil twin worked for no less than 27 years for the automaker.
Series versions of the Equus will employ 3.8l V6 engines, as well as a top version of these engine range powered by a 3.8l powerplant. The top notch Equus will be the 4.6l Top trim version.
The 2010 Hyundai Equus has stirred a lot of interest as more and more details of the car became available. Set to make its first public appearance at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, the new competitor to the Mercedes S-Klasse, BMW 7 Series or Lexus LS will become available for customers sometimes in March.
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