Hyundai Centennial launched in the Middle East

Posted on Jul 22, 2012 by

has launched the 2013 Centennial in the Middle East, reinforcing the company’s commitment to producing premium cars and showcasing its ‘Modern Premium’ philosophy. ’s claims it’s flagship model, the Centennial provides a combination of power and luxury, wrapped in a beautifully designed exterior. The goes up against the likes of the Audi A8, Lexus LS, BMW 7 Series and Mercedes S-Class. The Centennial also boasts of a J.D Power and Associates award for most appealing large premium car in the Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study (SM) for 2011. The Centennial benefits from Hyundai’s Premium Assurance programme, which provides a five-year unlimited mileage warranty, plus free servicing for three years / 60,000 km and a guaranteed buy-back value. Owners can also be confident that the will hold its value better than many of its rivals – in the renowned ALG 2012 Annual Residual Value Awards it outperformed models such as the Porsche Panamera, BMW 7 Series and Audi A8. Yet with a price tag starting from around 71,602 USD (AED 262,000) for the 4.6-litre version and 67,996 USD (AED 248,000) for the 3.8-litre, the Centennial claims of offering a package that can’t be found in any other luxury cars for such a competitive price. Hyundai claims of a unbeatable rear seat experience. VIP passengers will enjoy the air cell massage seat, power adjustable leg supports for extra comfort, and the centre console which houses a cool box big enough to fit any refreshment. Electric side curtains and luxury seat back tables add to the sense of luxury and refinement. The Hyundai Centennial also gets a full leather upholstery, microfibre suede headliner, natural wood trim and a leather-wrapped French-stitched instrument panel. Rear seat passengers also get an 8inch LCD rear monitor entertainment screens with dedicated armrest controls that allow the passengers to manage the multimedia and comfort zone functions. In the front a A 3.5inch TFT LCD placed between the gauge cluster provides important information in colour as well as access to other technologies such as the parking guide system, navigation system and AUX/ipod/USB connections. The premium LEXICON audio system, with up to 17 speakers, provides optimal sound from any part of the car. The Centennial’s award-winning 4.6-litre Tau DOHC V8 unit produces 373bhp at 6,500 rpm and the 3.8-litre MPI engine that produces 290bhp at 6200rpm. The engines are coupled with a Hyundai-developed eight-speed transmission with SHIFTRONIC manual shift capability. The transmission adds two additional ratios to enhance acceleration, shifting smoothness, and transmission efficiency by more than six per cent on its predecessor, the six-speed version, giving the driver more power and the passengers a smoother and more comfortable ride. Safety features on the Hyundai Centennial include Electronic Stability Control (ESC), nine airbags, electronic active front head restraints, lane departure warning system and smart cruise control. A Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system optimally manages the ESC.

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