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2020 Hyundai Palisade Confirmed As Flagship SUV

Just like Kia with the Telluride, Hyundai has an eight-passenger flagship of its own to launch. Enter the Palisade, which offers “a reassuring level of high-tech, intelligent safety features.” But that’s not all, for the Palisade also promises “premium materials” and “commodious cargo space for growing modern families.”
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The teaser photo doesn’t show much, except for the Hyundai badge on the tailgate and Palisade in capital letters. The name of the model comes from “a series of coastal cliffs,” also known as “an affluent and beautiful neighborhood in Southern California.” The name doesn’t have a beautiful ring to it, but the family-sized SUV is exactly what Hyundai needs in this utility vehicle-driven market.

Even though the Telluride is manufactured with pride in the United States with locally- and global-sourced parts, the Palisade will be imported to America from South Korea. Hyundai confirmed the world premiere on November 28th at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, and market availability will begin in the summer of 2019 for the 2020 model year.

For the time being, Hyundai is keeping quiet about powertrain and drivetrain configurations. Considering the preferences of the U.S. consumer, two- and four-wheel-drive models will be offered, along with a Lambda II option that could come in the guise of the 3.3- or 3.8-liter V6. A vehicle this size would be better suited to the 3.3-liter twin-turbo engine, which develops 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque in the Stinger GT.

Because both the Palisade and Telluride offer seating for eight, Hyundai and Kia are both after a piece of the market that Honda dominates with the Pilot. The Acura MDX doesn’t count because it seats six to seven people. Over the course of 2017, Honda managed to sell no fewer than 127,279 examples of the Pilot in the United States.

As far as styling is concerned, look no further than the Santa Fe and Kona for clues in this regard. The exterior design won’t be to everyone’s liking, but then again, being bold in an increasingly clinical automotive industry has the potential to pay off for Hyundai.

 
 
 
 
 

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