Hyundai Palisade crossover revealed: Three-row SUV with family matters

Hyundai Palisade crossover revealed: Three-row SUV with family matters

At the motor show in Los Angeles presented the new Hyundai Palisade.

Measuring 196.1in (4981mm) long, 77.8in (1976mm) wide and 68.9in (1750mm) tall, the Palisade is longer and wider than the top-selling Toyota, while its 114.2in (2900mm) wheelbase is a match for the larger-than-class-average Nissan Pathfinder.

There's also the fact that it is created to LOOK big. The Palisade gets an 8-speed automatic, up two cogs from the Santa Fe XL's, which should help marginally improve fuel economy beyond the 2019 Santa Fe XL's 20-mpg combined rating with all-wheel drive. Palisade achieves this low drag coefficient with specific design cues that include a fast A-pillar angle, a rear spoiler side garnish, an optimized front cooling area with an extended internal air guide, aero underside panels, and rear wheel aero deflectors. Upper trim levels will come equipped with Nappa leather seating and other premium materials.

There's also a shift-by-wire system that frees up the centre console by switching out the traditional gearshift for a wand-style control. There are seven available USB ports in the vehicle so every passenger can keep their devices charged.

The new Hyundai Palisade has been revealed at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, with the fresh-faced eight-seater assuming the role of flagship SUV in the Korean brand's line-up.

Hyundai Palisade crossover revealed: Three-row SUV with family matters

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. What's more, a conversation mirror allows the driver to clearly see passengers in the rear, and there's also a sophisticated Driver Talk in-car intercom system that allows the driver to communicate separately with passengers in the second or third row. The 2020 Palisade rides on an all-new SUV chassis and the company says that there's ample room in the second- and third-row along with good space for cargo too. It's powered by an Atkinson-cycle 3.8-liter V-6 direct-injected engine that produces an estimated 291 hp at 6,000 rpm.

These outputs are sent to all four wheels via Hyundai's HTrac all-wheel-drive system with active torque vectoring, and an eight-speed torque-convertor automatic transmission.

It is possible that Palisade will be the main front-wheel drive.

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade will be manufactured in Ulsan, Korea, and will hit dealerships in the summer of 2019, but we'll have to wait until a little closer to that time before pricing is announced. But what if you want something even bigger?

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