Hyundai has announced the name for its new flagship crossover set for release in 2020, with the eight-seat, upper-large SUV to be dubbed the Palisade.
Set for a reveal at the Los Angeles motor show later this month, the Palisade will sit above the Santa Fe seven-seat large SUV in Hyundai’s global line-up, increasing seating to eight people and offering “commodious” cargo space.
Few other details have been released on the Palisade, but the company says it will offer “a reassuring level of high-tech, intelligent safety features”.
Hyundai also said it will feature a design that is bold, yet understated, at the same time.
The design was previewed by the HDC-2 Grandmaster concept revealed in June, which featured the same slimline headlights and large grille as the Santa Fe, but with a more pronounced front bumper and a triangular-style chequered grille.
The Palisade's design was previewed by the HDC-2 Grandmaster concept revealed in June.
The Palisade is marketed primarily towards the American market meaning right-hand drive production is unconfirmed, however at the reveal of the Grandmaster, Hyundai Motor Company Australia (HMCA) chief executive JW Lee said that the upper-large SUV would be a good fit for Australia.
“I have always wanted to include a bigger SUV in Australia,” he said.
“As you said, there is the (Toyota) Kluger, Prado – size-wise they are bigger than this current TM (Santa Fe), even though the new TM is bigger than the earlier DM. And this bigger-size SUV market has quite strong demand, I think, in Australia.
“Not only in Australia but also in some other markets too, especially the Middle East and also the United States. They also need a bigger-size SUV.”
Production of the Palisade will begin in time for an American on-sale date in mid-2019.
More details will be announced when the Palisade is revealed at the LA motor show in late-November.
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