Hyundai’s US-focused mid-size SUV is finally here
The all-new 2020 Hyundai Palisade comes to appease the modern customer’s thirst for SUVs and made its debut at the 2018 LA Auto Show.
Hyundai says the Palisade is underpinned by an all-new SUV chassis for “exceptional second- and third-row roominess.” The carmaker’s designers even managed to shape its body in such a way that it has an aerodynamic coefficient of 0.33.
Power comes from a 3.8-liter V6 engine (operating in the Atkinson cycle) fitted with direct injection and churning out 291 hp @ 6,000 rpm and 262 lb-ft of torque @ 5,000 rpm).
An eight-speed automatic transmission fitted with a torque converter handles the power and torque transfer to either the front or all four wheels thanks to Hyundai’s HTRAC all-wheel-drive system with four driving modes: Normal, Sport, Smart and the newly-developed Snow setting.
Tech-wise, the new Palisade SUV packs available LED headlights, LED DRLs and LED turn signals positioned on the side mirrors.
Users get a 10.25-inch touchscreen that serves the infotainment system (compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) as well as a 12.3-inch fully-digital instrument cluster that can display information in various ways and also offer several lighting choices.
Moreover, you can connect two Bluetooth devices at the same time – one for a mobile phone connection and the other for audio streaming. All in all, the cabin features seven USB ports, a Qi wireless charging pad and an Infinity audio system offering ClariFi and QuantumLogic surround sound gimmicks.
Last but not least on the tech list is a head-up display that displays information straight on the windshield, which complements the suite of safety features such as smart cruise control, blind-spot collision avoidance assist, forward collision-avoidance assist and lane following assist.