Hyundai plans for a rugged SUV to be set on par with Toyota Land Cruiser

Updated Oct 07, 2020 | Same topic: Most Updated Car Concept

The big Hyundai SUV even beats the Land Cruiser in terms of the body length.

Some sources of news cracked a mystery of Hyundai’s intention for a big and rugged SUV which will be set on par with the homaged Toyota Land Cruiser. And, the planned SUV is expected to be even more impressive compared to the Hyundai Palisade the car maker has set to release next year.

According to latest auto news, details of the machine are not revealed much for the fact that the model won’t come soon but several years forward.

Hyundai aims at markets which favor the large utility models like the U.S, the Middle East, and Australia and Car Sales, an Australian website has its say that the big SUV beats the Land Cruiser in terms of the body length. To be specific, the planned Hyundai SUV gets 197” in length or 5 meters while the Toyota Land Cruiser only measure 195’’ or (495 meters). There are still skeptics about whether the SUV is built on a stretched version of the 8-passenger Palisade’s chassis.

>>> Latest updates on upcoming Hyundai cars can be found in our Complete guide to the Hyundai Philippines' local lineup

Hyundai Palisade spy shot in winter test

The Hyundai Palisade is said to go head to head with the Volkswagen Atlas, Honda Pilot and Ford Explorer

No information of the engine as well but with its imposing body will ask for a potent powertrain which may be the 3.3L twin-turbo V6 unit (output of 365 HP) the Kia Stinger carries or a 5L V8 unit which the Genesis G90 is having. Car Sales also believe a diesel option may be available.

As of the Hyundai Palisade 2020, it will arrive in the United States with a smaller but beefy appearance putting on muscular face resulting in a bold exterior. Its separate headlights with a skinny strip located near the hood along with a bigger lamp underneath add up to its confident look. Plus, it will look more upright than the Grandmaster concept (See the photos and video of the concept below) which was revealed at 2018 Busan Motor Show in South Korea.

The Palisade was reported to get power from a 3.3L V6 engine which delivers 290 HP or a twin-turbo which doles out 365 HP.

>>> Complete guide to the current Hyundai Palisade in the Philippines

 Grandmaster concept debuts at 2018 Busan Motor Show

the side of the Grandmaster concept which is showcased in 2018 Busan Motor show

 Grandmaster concept debuts at 2018 Busan Motor Show


Know more about Hyundai Palisade 2023

Hyundai Palisade

The refreshed 2023 Hyundai Palisade is a midsize, three-row crossover. It’s coming to the Philippine market, and it is joining the new local Hyundai lineup. 

Size-wise, the new Palisade is 4,995mm long, 1,975mm wide, and 1,760mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,900mm. 

Under the hood of the updated Palisade, at least for the US market, is a 3.8-liter V6 that can produce up to 291 horsepower and 355 Nm of torque. The local market will likely receive the 2.2-liter turbo that was used on the previous version. At most, this mill can make up to 197 horsepower and 441 Nm of torque. 

The Palisade uses an eight-speed automatic gearbox sending power to all four wheels.  

Locally, the 2023 Hyundai Palisade will compete against the Ford Explorer, Mazda CX-9, Korea Sorento, among others. 

To be announced