Hyundai to Put Equus Manual on iPad

The Hyundai Equus unveiling has yet to occur in the United States and it is already generating a buzz. It could be due to the fact that it is the first ever luxury model in the Hyundai line, but my suspicion lies in its unique and hi-tech car manual. Hyundai announced that each Equus owner’s manual will come on an Apple iPad. Gone are the days of thick manuals that can barely fit in your glove compartment. Hyundai is going paperless.

According to USA Today, Hyundai is currently working on developing the owner’s manual to be more than just your basic text and pictures. The manual will also include helpful videos teaching the title-holder about varies functions in the vehicle. In addition, the iPad will come preloaded with an application that can connect the owner to the Hyundai dealership if the car is in need of service. The individual simply sends in a service request and a Hyundai representative will arrive at their home with a loaner vehicle and will take the car in to be repaired. The iPad will be the 16-gig model with Wi-Fi capabilities. It will also come in a Hyundai signature iPad case, making it a stylish and easy tool to store in your glove compartment.

Though the car has yet to debut in the United States, it has been available in Asian market for a few years. According to US News & World Report, the vehicle retails upwards of $96,000 in foreign countries. Hyundai has stated the model is proposed to be released in 2011 and will probably cost between $50,000 and $60,000 in the United States.

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