New Hyundai Limo Focuses on Security
The Hyundai Equus, the new limousine from the Korean automaker expected to make its debut at the upcoming Moscow International Automobile Salon, features some rather unusual safety features. With their new limo, Hyundai’s marketing is targeting potential buyers in violent parts of the world. Hyundai developed the new limousine in cooperation with ArmorTech-Motors, a company that specializes in taking stock limousines from a wide range of different manufacturers and customizing them with armor panels, bullet-resistant glass and other security equipment.
The Equus is outfitted with several security features designed to withstand projectiles and explosives, such as these:
- An armored shell that protects occupants from ballistic penetration from any angle
- “Labyrinth overlaps” where the limo’s bullet-resistance glass meets body panels to protect occupants from shrapnel during bomb blasts
- Full VR7 protection compliance and ballistic certification, which indicates that the limo resists projectiles from most assault weapons
- Many other undisclosed security features
Weighing nearly 8,500 pounds, the Equus limousine needs a powerful motor capable of moving more than four tons of armored limo at getaway speeds. Hyundai reports that the limo will boast a 5.0-liter Tau V8 engine capable of producing 430 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 375 foot-pounds of torque at 5,000 rpm. All that horsepower is transferred to the rear wheels by a rugged 8-speed automatic transmission designed and built to provide rapid acceleration in case of emergency. Other safety and security equipment includes the following:
- An extra battery
- Reinforced door hinges
- Fire suppressant system for the engine compartment
- Hydraulic window lifters
- Run-flat tires
- A self-sealing fuel tank to prevent leakage and fires if penetrated
We probably won’t be adding a Hyundai Equus limo to our fleet of Bay Area limousines in the foreseeable future. We prefer to focus on rigorously screened and knowledgeable chauffeurs, properly maintained vehicles and other measures to safeguard the safety and security of our guests. If you and your friends and family need a San Francisco limo, party bus, charter bus, limo bus or other luxury ground transportation for an upcoming special event and you want to have a safe, comfortable, luxurious and very fun time, call us at NLS Limo at 800-339-8936 to reserve yours today!