We informed you earlier that Hyundai is working on an eight-seater SUV, which will serve as the flagship SUV for the Korean brand. The full-size SUV has already been spotted several times during its test rounds on foreign soil. The new SUV is likely to share platform with the upcoming production version of the Kia Telluride. If media reports are to be believed, the eight-seater SUV could be called “Palisade”.
According to AutoGuide, Hyundai has trademarked the Palisade name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office last month. The patent fillings suggest that the name will be used for “automobiles and structural parts thereof,”, so there is a possibility that this could be the name for the upcoming SUV. “Palisade” refers to a large protective wall, which could go well with a large three-row SUV.
The new model will be based on the new platform; however, it will share most of its design cues with the current Santa Fe. Some of the design highlights will include thin headlights, large square-ish driving lamps, and Hyundai’s large signature cascading grille. The front and first half of the side profile seems identical to the Santa Fe, but it has an extended rear. Check Out – Upcoming Hyundai Cars In India
The new model is expected to be a front-wheel-drive model with optional all-wheel drive. In the global markets, the SUV will rival the likes of Chevrolet Suburban and Ford Expedition both of which are rear wheel drive vehicles. It is rumored that this SUV will be fitted to a 3.3-litre V6 engine with 290bhp of power. A more powerful hybrid setup could also join the line, which includes a 3.5-litre V6 unit and a total output of 400bhp. Read – New Hyundai Creta facelift coming soon
It is expected that the Hyundai Palisade could debut at the upcoming Detroit Motor Show. The launch could take place in the second half of 2019.
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