The Hyundai Palisade was unveiled globally at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2018 and serves as a replacement to the Hyundai Santa Fe XL. Presently, this contemporary SUV is the Korean automobile company’s largest vehicle available on the market.
In the Philippines, it debuted at the Manila International Auto Show in April 2019.
Its front features a striking Y-shaped dark grille enclosed in a mighty chrome bezel. Surrounding it are LED type headlamps with automatic light control and modern looking daytime running lights.
Its robust body, measuring 4,890mm long, 1,975mm wide and 1,750mm tall is filled with subtle lines and curves. Silver highlights around its window add a classy vibe. The top is designed with a roof rack and sunroof.
The back features LED combination lamps and a daring bumper that also functions as exhaust outlets.
Its roomy cabin features quilted leather seats, wood trimmings, suede-covered panels with a beige and black color scheme. It can house eight fully grown adults. The second-row seats can be adjusted forward or backward using a one-touch system that allows easy access on the third row. The last row seats can be reclined and offer a power fold or unfold function.
The Hyundai Palisade 2020 is packed with the latest technology. It is equipped with a 10.25 audio display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that can be connected via BlueTooth. Sounds are provided by the Infinity Audio System.
Charging mobile devices is easy as this SUV is equipped with wireless and USB chargers. Other innovative features include a driver intercom system, a 12.3 inches instrument cluster, and a head-up display.
In terms of safety, it is suited with nine airbags, an anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution, rear cross-traffic alert, downhill brake control, electronic stability control, blind-spot collision warning, trailer stability assist, around view monitor, and an engine immobilizer.
This powerful crossover is built with a MacPherson Strut suspension at the front and a multi-link suspension at the rear paired with a self-leveler shock absorber. Braking comes from disc brakes located in all four corners of the SUV.
The all-new Hyundai Palisade 2020 runs using a 2.2-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine with a CDRI technology at its core. It is capable of producing 197hp with a torque of 441 Nm. It is matched with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Car price: ₱3,240,000