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2025 Hyundai Palisade takes shape: Next-gen family SUV close to production with details adding up for new Toyota Prado, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Mazda CX-90 rival

The 2025 Palisade will ride on a fresh platform and likely ditch diesel in favour of hybrid power. (Image: New York Mammoth)

It’s been spotted regularly out in the wild in pre-production form and now Hyundai’s all-new, next-generation Palisade has been brought to life by the Seoul-based design group, New York Mammoth.

And according to reports from TheKoreanCarBlog.com, the new car, codenamed LX3, will borrow heavily from its 2025 Santa Fe sibling in its design direction, ride on a fresh platform and likely ditch diesel in favour of hybrid power.

The upcoming seven- and eight-seat SUV is set to build on the current car’s bold, upright look, and in similar fashion to the Santa Fe, add dramatic front and rear lighting signatures to stand the car apart from segment favourites like the Toyota Prado, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Mazda CX-90 and Nissan Pathfinder.

Already riding on a sizeable 2900mm wheelbase, the second-gen Palisade’s axles are set to be moved even further apart to deliver extra interior space while the large glasshouse and clean rear treatment offer hints of Range Rover inspiration. 

As CarsGuide has previously reported, the current 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel will likely be sidelined, with reports out of the recent Los Angeles motor show all but confirming the Palisade’s switch to two new petrol engines - a 2.5-litre hybrid four and the 200kW/331Nm 3.5-litre V6 as used in the Santa Fe, the latter replacing the current 3.8-litre unit.

The new car, codenamed LX3, will borrow heavily from its 2025 Santa Fe sibling in its design direction, ride on a fresh platform and likely ditch diesel in favour of hybrid power. (Image: New York Mammoth) The new car, codenamed LX3, will borrow heavily from its 2025 Santa Fe sibling in its design direction, ride on a fresh platform and likely ditch diesel in favour of hybrid power. (Image: New York Mammoth)

Inside, Hyundai’s commitment to digital media management and instrumentation will continue courtesy of large ‘widescreen’ displays housed within a single driver-focused array.

With this year’s Auto China motor show in Beijing scheduled to open in late April, we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for the new Palisade’s potential public debut.