BUY A HYUNDAI EQUUS, GET AN iPAD
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Published on Sun, Apr 4, 2010
By: The LACar Editorial Staff
Hyundai announces that its new flagship Equus will come with an Apple iPad containing an electronic owner's manual * 2011 Hyundai Equus will come with an Apple iPad as the owner's manual * Owners can schedule service appointments using the iPad * The Equus luxury sedan goes on sale in the U.S. this fall When the 2011 Hyundai Equus goes on sale this fall, the Korean automaker intends to pamper well-heeled customers and prospects, with free in-home demonstrations and service calls. As a bonus, Equus buyers will get a free Apple iPad, the hot new wireless multimedia tablet that Apple's Steve Jobs recently unveiled. According to Hyundai, owners will be able to schedule service appointments and access an electronic owner's manual. The manual-on-an-iPad is an industry first—part of Hyundai's effort to create an aura of exclusivity around its new flagship sedan. Hyundai Motor America CEO John Krafcik says the launch of the Equus "has driven us to create an innovative customer experience designed to save our customers time...We'll use what we learn from Equus to upgrade the customer experience for all Hyundai owners." Krafcik said the electronic owner's manual will be "interactive," but the device also will be a fully functioning iPad. Equus owners can use the device to schedule free service pickup and delivery, as well as free loaners.