Hyundai Revealed The New SUV, The Palisade!
Hyundai has just dropped off all the curtains from its SUV- The Palisade! And, it’s all that we hoped and more. Consumer preferences have shifted rapidly to SUVs in recent years, impacting Hyundai with its sedan-heavy line-up.
The Palisade is the largest car that Hyundai offers at the moment. It is even larger than the Santa Fe XL that is sold in the US. Its premium brand Genesis also plans to launch its first SUV next year.
Design & Features
The Palisade is available as an eight-seater with three rows of seating or as a seven-seater with ventilated captain seats in the second row, instead of a bench. Features on the SUV include wireless charging, a 10.25-inch touchscreen, a 12.3-inch digital driver’s display, and the possibility to hook up two devices through Bluetooth at the same time – one for mobile phone connection and the other for audio streaming. It also has a head-up display, an intercom system, adaptive cruise control. It also has a host of USB charging points dotted around the cabin. Hyundai claims that the roof-mounted AC vents provide a first-in-class diffused airflow, which can be set at partial or fully diffused. On the outside, the Palisade gets LED headlights and tail-lights, as well a set of 20-inch wheels.
On the mechanical front, the Palisade is powered by 3.8-litre V6 petrol that produces 295hp and 355Nm of torque. This engine is paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox, which can send power to either two wheels or to all-four wheels, depending on the specification. Hyundai’s HTRAC all-wheel drive system comes with the usual driver-selectable Normal, Sport, and Smart modes. On the plus side, there is a newly developed Snow mode for slippery conditions.
Hyundai has made no announcement regarding an India launch as of now. The Palisade is supposed to go on sale in the US in 2020.
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