Hyundai presented the biggest crossover


With even more to come, "There's no question about it".

Quotable: "The new 2020 Hyundai Palisade clearly evokes design imagery worthy of Hyundai's flagship SUV, with new levels of all-road, all-weather capability, technology, safety, roominess and efficiency, all packaged in cutting-edge design", said Mike O'Brien, vice president of product, corporate, and digital planning at Hyundai Motor America.

The Palisade will replace the brand's smaller, three-row version of the Santa Fe, the XL, when it rolls into USA showrooms.

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade, set to reach USA showrooms in the summer of 2019, is the latest entrant in the hotly contested midsize, three-row family-SUV segment - an area of the market dominated by industry heavyweights such as the Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, and Nissan Pathfinder. To put that into perspective, it's slightly longer than a Toyota Highlander, though shorter than the recently updated Honda Pilot or the Ford Explorer.

In the interior the Palisade is possible to have 16 Cup holders and eight seats.

According to one of the published shots, at home in South Korea, Hyundai Palisade will cost from 35 to 41 million won (31 to 36 thousand USA dollars).

One of the biggest difference will be the grille. What Lee described as "alligator eye" headlamps are framed by LED running lights.

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The 8-person configuration is standard in the Palisade, which serves nicely to differentiate the model from other Hyundais.

List of security systems Palisade contains assistant prevent frontal collisions with detection of pedestrians, a withholding system in the lane, blind spot monitoring, cross traffic monitoring back function safe exit, controlling the movement of the cars when a door is opened, adaptive cruise control and monitoring system of driver state.

The cabin is well equipped, as well, with a plethora of USB ports for everyone to plug into. This layout also frees up the centre tunnel, allowing for convenient storage space underneath.

Measuring in at 4981mm long, 1976mm wide and 1750mm high with a 2901mm wheelbase, the Palisade provides 510L of cargo capacity with its third row upright, or 1297L when it is stowed.

The interior of the new Palisade is on par with its competitors.

Powering the Palisade is a 3.8-litre V6 engine with dual CVVT and direct-injection, producing 291 PS and 355 Nm of torque. An automatic unit with eight ratios will be handling the transmission duties.

With an 185mm ground clearance the Santa Fe is capable of some rough-terrain work, especially so in the AWD model which uses Hyundai's HTRAC system to electronically vary drive between the front and rear wheels, and controls braking between the left and right wheels.

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