The Korean carmaker continues with the expansion of its SUV lineup. The 2020 Hyundai Palisade will be the latest addition and it will be a flagship model of the popular brand. We are about to see a completely new mid-size crossover, bigger than all other models from this company. As you probably know, this manufacturer already offers Santa Fe in this segment, both in two and three-row versions.
However, the company wants to offer something more family-friendly, something with bigger dimensions and a higher level of comfort. Moreover, this SUV is about to go more upscale in terms of luxury. It will come with the more opulent cabin, as well as with more standard equipment. When it comes to motorization, we count on a familiar V6 engine. Of course, we count on electrification in the future as well. Latest reports suggest that the new model should come sometime in the second half of the year.
2020 Hyundai Palisade Red
The 2020 Hyundai Palisade will be a completely new model and we have big expectations from it. First of all, this will be a flagship model, which means quite big dimensions. According to the latest reports, this crossover will feature 114.2 inches in wheelbase, which is the longest in the class, along with the Nissan Pathfinder. Same goes to other dimensions, so we have no doubt that the Palisade will be one of the biggest and most comfortable models in the class. This means plenty of benefits on the inside, especially in terms of cabin space and cargo volume.
Bigger size usually means more weight. However, the new 2020 Hyundai Palisade will ride on a platform that largely utilizes lightweight materials, which will in practice mean a pretty good efficiency, as well as strong driving dynamics.
2020 Hyundai Palisade Exterior
In terms of the styling, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade will be pretty distinctive. Latest reports suggest that the new model will feature a pretty distinctive styling, which will feature plenty of its own styling elements. These styling elements will be different compared to the rest of the lineup, but also unique enough, so they wouldn’t be mixed with some other brand. The overall shape of the vehicle will be quite boxy, in the manner of a traditional SUV. This particularly refers to the rear end, which will come with almost vertical tailgate, in a manner of typical North America SUVs, such as Cadillac Escalade.
The front face will feature Hyundai’s familiar grille pattern but count on different headlights compared to the Santa Fe and other models. Also, count on a pretty massive front bumper, with integrated daytime running lights, fog lights, and few more lighting groups. Also, the company will accentuate the model’s premium character with a lot of chrome details and large “Palisade” lettering on the tailgate.
2020 Hyundai Palisade Interior
We have no doubt that the 2020 Hyundai Palisade will benefit a lot from its large dimensions. Count on a pretty spacious cabin, with three rows of spacious seats. Even the third row is expected to be quite comfortable for the adult passenger. The front seats will be massive and supportive, and the latest reports suggest leather seats already in base versions.
Besides a lot of space, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade will come with a pretty upscale interior look. This primarily refers to the dashboard. The company that was known for cheap plastics in the past will now offer a pretty luxurious cabin, with the elegant dashboard, mostly made of soft-touch materials. Interestingly, Hyundai will keep many physical controls, despite the large touchscreen on the center. The impression is that the model’s cabin will look pretty classy, especially if we consider that this is a segment of mainstream cars.
2020 Hyundai Palisade Engine
For the initial release, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade will stick to gasoline. It will come with a familiar 3.8-liter V6 engine, which delivers around 290 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque and comes in pair with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. This engine is expected to power initial versions. It delivers plenty of power and strong acceleration, though the fuel economy isn’t that spectacular. Therefore, the company will probably offer a hybrid version in the future. Exact details are still unknown, but we estimate some combination of a V6 engine and a couple of electric motors, for a total output of more than 300 hp. If the 2020 Hyundai Palisade arrives in Europe, we could easily see a diesel version in the offer too.
2020 Hyundai Palisade Release Date and Price
The 2020 Hyundai Palisade will come sometime in the second half of the years. Unfortunately, we are still waiting for some more precise date. When it comes to the price, base models will probably go around 35.000 dollars. On the other side, top-range version could easily go up to 50.000 dollars. The new models will compete with bigger models in the class, such as Nissan Pathfinder, Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander etc.