We are getting ready for the 2020 Hyundai Palisade, which is about to become the largest Hyundai crossover ever. The new flagship model had a premiere a couple of months ago and we are eagerly waiting to see it on the market, which should happen sometime in the summer. Compared to what we used to from the Korean manufacturer, this model will come with plenty of brand-new things.
First of all, it will be bigger than Santa Fe XL and also far more luxurious. The company brings new styling as well, which doesn’t have too many things in common with the current design language. When it comes to the powertrain, we are sure about one engine only, but latest reports suggest there should be more of them in the offer. All in all, this SUV has much more chances to become competitive than its predecessors.
2020 Hyundai Palisade Design
As a completely new model, it seems logical that the 2020 Hyundai Palisade will bring lots of new technologies and design solutions. It will be the biggest SUV we’ve seen from the Korean carmaker so far. Compared to the outgoing Santa Fe XL, it will be longer for more than three inches, which promises more interior space and cargo volume.
In terms of the exterior design, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade comes with completely new styling. It is easy to conclude that this is a flagship model, as it looks very luxurious. Compared to the rest of the lineup, it features a little bit different front face, which is characterized by an almost truck-like look. The grille is very massive, while headlights are positioned vertically. Another lighting group is positioned above headlights and feature daytime running LED lights. Despite it looks very luxurious, the Palisade doesn’t feature too many flashy details. Chrome details are minimal.
2020 Hyundai Palisade Interior
The 2020 Hyundai Palisade’s cabin is simplistic but very elegant. The first thing that you’ll notice is that materials feature much better quality compared to what we used from the Korean carmaker. A 10.3-inch touchscreen is standard, so it’s no wonder it dominates the center stack. Still, the center-console area looks even more impressive. It is massive and clearly separates driver’s and passenger’s seat, and such design definitely provides an additional dose of luxury. Also, it is good to mention that many controls are analog, which will be highly appreciated by many potential buyers.
In terms of the overall layout, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade will come with three rows of seats. Even the third row will be quite spacious, pretty much comparable with models like Honda Pilot and Subaru Ascent. A good thing is that the third row can accommodate three persons, so a max capacity goes up to 8 people. 7-seat versions are also in the offer, with the second-row captain’s chairs.
2020 Hyundai Palisade Features
Although we still don’t know exact lists of standard features, the latest reports suggest that the 2020 Hyundai Palisade will come with plenty of standard equipment already in base versions. This would include things like a 10.2-inch touchscreen, wireless charging, Bluetooth, 7 USB ports, 16 cup holders, tri-zone climate control and much more. Of course, we also count on tons of available features. Some of the first that comes to mind is a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, heated and ventilated seats, head-up display, dual-pane sunroof and many more.
The 2020 Hyundai Palisade will also come with plenty of advanced safety systems. Count on things like adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning assists with pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, and collision avoidance, lane keeps assist, rear cross-traffic alert and assist and many more, though it is still unclear which of these will be standard, and which will be optional features.
2020 Hyundai Palisade Engines
Up to this date, two engines have been confirmed for the 2020 Hyundai Palisade. Count on a potent 3.8-liter V6, which will, in this case, feature a max output of 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. In part of the world like Europe, this large SUV will be available in a diesel version too. It will feature a familiar 2.2-liter turbodiesel, which delivers around 200 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque.
Besides these two familiar engines, we expect to see some electrification in the near future as well. Details are still unknown, but we presume a plug-in hybrid version would arrive in about a year or two. An all-electric version doesn’t seem likely at this moment.
2020 Hyundai Palisade Release Date and Price
The all-new 2020 Hyundai Palisade had a premiere several months ago, at the 2018 LA Auto Show but we will have to wait for some more time to see the production model, which is expected to hit the market this summer. When it comes to the price, we are still waiting for the details. Still, if we consider that the base Santa Fe XL goes around 31.000 dollars, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade should feature a little bit higher price tag.