The Hyundai Equus, known as the Hyundai Centennial in the Middle East, is an upscale full-size luxury sedan that serves as the flagship model of Hyundai Motor Company worldwide, named after the Latin word for "horse". The Hyundai Equus is the largest and most expensive sedan in the company's lineup. In 2009, the company released a new version on a rear-wheel drive platform aimed to compete with the BMW 7 Series, Mercedes S-Class, Audi A8 and Lexus LS. As of March 2014, the Hyundai Equus is available in South Korea, China, the Middle East, and the Americas(except Mexico).
A limousine model was made for the Korean market. Equus Limousines have been used by famous company owners in Korea as well as foreign VIPs. On September 2009, Hyundai delivered three bulletproof limousine versions of the luxury sedan Equus to the South Korea Presidential Security Service. Hyundai designed this vehicle with a special alloy, and it has an automatic cooling system in case of fire as well as bulletproof windows.