Hyundai’s flagship sedan, the Equus, is cued to receive a mid-cycle update for the 2014 model year, and we’ll get our first look at the updated version at the 2013 New York Auto Show later this month.

The full-size luxury sedan was first introduced for 2011 and has managed to achieve decent sales success since then, despite Hyundai’s reputation for being a value brand.

During 2012, Hyundai managed to sell 3,972 Equus sedans and so far this year monthly sales are already higher than in the respective months from the previous year.

Clearly, Hyundai won’t want to muck around with its winning formula, so for the 2014 Equus the updates will only be minimal.

Hyundai says there will be 30 changes all up, with most of them aimed at refining the experience and updating some of the technology. The changes will entail tweaks to the exterior and interior styling, improvements to the car’s ride and handling, plus new infotainment and safety technology.

An updated version of the Equus has already made its debut in the automaker’s home market of Korea. Pictured below, the updates on this model include revised styling on the grille, headlights and bumpers; a new set of wheels and more LEDs.

With Hyundai updating the Equus with a new 429-horsepower 5.0-liter V-8 only last year, we suspect there won’t be any changes to the new 2014 model in this department.

We should have all the details soon as the 2013 New York Auto Show commences on March 27.

2014 Hyundai Equus (Korean spec)

2014 Hyundai Equus (Korean spec)