2020 Hyundai Palisade is the brand’s biggest SUV ever
Even though the Grand Santa Fe is quite a decently proportioned SUV, Hyundai realised that there still is some room left at the top to fill. So here is the Hyundai Palisade, an eight-seater SUV that seems to want to take on full-size SUVs with a crossover platform, more like the Honda Pilot than the Toyota Land Cruiser.
The Hyundai Palisade takes design cues from sister SUVs, Kia Telluride and the new Hyundai SantaFe. The double-tier headlights flank the massive cascading grill. The wheel arches can house 20-inch wheels. The Palisade’s cleveraerodynamic tweaks like rear wheel aero deflectors and underside panels give it a respectable drag coefficient of just 0.33. The sweptback LED tail lamps give the rear a distinct character.
Inside, there is ample room for 8 people. Even in the second-row captain seats, you get ventilation feature and even the rearmost seats can recline for more comfort. The third-row seats can power fold/unfold. The Palisade has everything Hyundai had in their feature bin fitted into it. Shift-by-wire controls on the center console, heads-up display, intercom system, adaptive cruise control, wireless charging, a 10.25-inch touchscreen, a 12.3-inch drivers display being just a few of them.
Under the hood resides a 3.8-litre V6 engine with 291 hp and 355 Nm. This engine is married to an 8-speed transmission and will be offered in two and four-wheel drive formats. There is no mention of offroad abilities.
The 2020 Hyundai Palisade should go on sale in the later half of 2019 in the UAE and GCC.