Meet the Palisade, Hyundai’s new flagship SUV, which just made its public debut at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.
With three rows of seats, an upscale interior and all the electronic gadgets today’s drivers expect, this utility vehicle should have everything it needs to compete with the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer and other popular midsize crossovers. Accordingly, it should have no issues taking the soon-to-be-retired Santa Fe XL’s place in the South Korean automaker’s lineup.
With seating for up to eight people and an overall length of about 196 inches, the Palisade lands in the heart of today’s utility-vehicle segment. Still, this is somewhat new ground for Hyundai. “For us it’s the largest SUV we’ve ever brought to market,” noted Mike O’Brien, vice president of product, corporate and digital planning at Hyundai Motor America.
I like how most people find it hard to believe this is a Hyundai product and not a Genesis. it just goes to show how high the bar is being set. Sure makes you wonder what Genesis has in store to run off the same platform.
I don't know if you have seen the new 2019 Santa Fe or Tuscon, but they've both been nicely refreshed and updated. Hyundai is obviously transitioning to a new design language and it bodes well for any brand new model released until their badge.
I love how Hyundai as a brand is approaching design this time around with even lower end models.
The new Sonata for example is starting to remind me of my old Azera. Anyone who liked it always favored the attractive rear end among most in its segment.