2020 Hyundai Palisade revealed as brand’s largest SUV yet

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Hyundai’s largest SUV, the Palisade, has been unveiled at the Los Angeles auto show.

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The Palisade is larger than the Santa Fe, and is meant to rival the Mazda CX-9, Toyota Highlander (Kluger) and Ford Expedition in the USA. It measures in at 4981mm long, 1976mm wide, 1750mm tall and bears a 2900mm wheelbase. It can seat up to eight people.

Practicality is impressive, with 510L of cargo space with the third row up, or 1297L with the third row down – however, those measurements are likely taken with the American system of measuring boot volume up to the roof as opposed to the window line.

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The Palisade, despite being relatively similar in dimension to the Santa Fe, looks very different. It has a chunkier appearance, with large windows, straight body lines, a bold grille, tall lights and huge 20-inch alloy wheels (18 inches are standard).

Powering the Palisade is a 3.8-litre direct-injection naturally aspirated V6 petrol engine, which produces an ‘estimated’ 217kW of power and 355Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front or all wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission – the HTRAC AWD system can vary the torque split between front and rear, and features a special ‘Snow Mode’.

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Inside, the Palisade gets a unique dashboard layout compared to the rest of the Hyundai range – it debuts a new 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, while a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster can be optioned. Ultra-luxurious Nappa leather is available on higher model grades, while wood and aluminium trim also features on the dash and doors. The second and third rows are also well-equipped, with one-touch folding functionality, optional second-row captain’s chairs, roof-mounted air conditioning vents, seven USB ports and a mammoth 16 cupholders across all rows.

Safety tech available on the Palisade includes the full Hyundai SmartSense suite, which consists of autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, automatic high-beam assist, adaptive cruise control with stop & go functionality, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist and driver attention alert. Other non-safety-related technologies available include a head-up display, an intercom system between the three rows and a sunroof.

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The new 2020 Hyundai Palisade lands in American showrooms in the northern summer of 2019 (June to August). Unfortunately, it has only been engineered for left-hand-drive, so it won’t be coming to the UK or Australia.

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