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Speaking to a friend today based in Europe I learned that they can't buy the Palisade.
Confirmed it for myself by checking the Hyundai EU site. Anyone know why?
 

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Speaking to a friend today based in Europe I learned that they can't buy the Palisade.
Confirmed it for myself by checking the Hyundai EU site. Anyone know why?
The vehicle is made for US market. Americans love mid to large size suv. typical euro vehicles tend to be small due to high gas prices and narrow streets in many parts of Europe.
 

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The vehicle is made for US market. Americans love mid to large size suv. typical euro vehicles tend to be small due to high gas prices and narrow streets in many parts of Europe.
Really? Because the Volvo XC90 sells verry well. Since you dont want to sell your cars in EU I will buy a volvo. But tbh I rather buy your car. Sante fe is to small.
 

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The reason is most cars in Europe are TD’s and it costs to much to run a gas guzzler over there. That may change once they ban the TD’s in the next few years.
 

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I suspect, and from talking to friends in the UK, that Hyundai consider it too big a vehicle, and too fuel efficient.
May also be emission testing issues. Also as a point of interest, yesterday after a Porsche Cayenne mounted the sidewalk and killed 2 people in Berlin, the Berlin authorities are going to bad "tank like AWDs" from Berlin. Also that "AWD tanks are environmental polluters"
That is the mindset over there. Regardless of the fact that the driver was 100% to blame, a smaller less tank like vehicle would cause the same mayhem, and that there are many electric "tank like AWD " vehicle on the market now.
Being originally from England I understand the mindset over there. But in reality, it would be a real pain to drive a vehicle the size of the Palisade around their 18th century streets, and it would fit in no ones garage. Sure Hyundai have figured that they would sell one of two in Europe. But then again, who know?
 

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I suspect, and from talking to friends in the UK, that Hyundai consider it too big a vehicle, and too fuel efficient.
May also be emission testing issues. Also as a point of interest, yesterday after a Porsche Cayenne mounted the sidewalk and killed 2 people in Berlin, the Berlin authorities are going to bad "tank like AWDs" from Berlin. Also that "AWD tanks are environmental polluters"
That is the mindset over there. Regardless of the fact that the driver was 100% to blame, a smaller less tank like vehicle would cause the same mayhem, and that there are many electric "tank like AWD " vehicle on the market now.
Being originally from England I understand the mindset over there. But in reality, it would be a real pain to drive a vehicle the size of the Palisade around their 18th century streets, and it would fit in no ones garage. Sure Hyundai have figured that they would sell one of two in Europe. But then again, who know?
Size is definitely one of the biggest issues. People seem to prefer station wagons/estate cars and small crossovers than full size 7 seat SUVs.
 
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