The Hyundai Equus (Hangul:현대 에쿠스; RR:Hyeondae Ekuseu) is a full-size, limousine produced by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai since 1999.
In 2009, Hyundai released the second generation utilizing a rear-wheel drive platform and competing with the BMW 7 Series, Mercedes S-Class, Audi A8 and Lexus LS. As of August 2014, the second generation is marketed in South Korea, Russia, China, United States, Canada, Central America, and South America — as well as in the Middle East under the Hyundai Centennial nameplate.
The name "equus" is the Latin word for "horse".
On November 4, 2015, Hyundai officially announced the Genesis brand will be spun off into Genesis Motors, the new luxury vehicle division for Hyundai. The 2016 successor to the Hyundai Equus will be rebranded as Genesis G90 (EQ900 in Korea)