Hyundai's crossover range is about to get bigger. Literally.
For the past couple of months, we've been following Hyundai and their full-sized crossover. Now, it officially has a name. Dubbed the Palisade, it is set to be the Korean automaker's flagship crossover, meaning it is likely to be bigger than the Hyundai Santa Fe.
Russian motoring website AutoReview managed to scoop a photo of the new crossover and, from the looks of it, the Palisade appears imposing. With that, Hyundai wants the Palisade to take a chunk out of Ford Explorer sales, the latter being the US' top-selling large crossover. It is also up against the likes of the Honda Pilot, and Mazda CX-9. It is also worth noting that the Palisade is Hyundai's second attempt in the large crossover market, with the VeraCruz being their first try into the segment.
The Palisade's design takes a page from the all-new Santa Fe. It too has headlights mounted on the bumper, rather than near the hood. The lights seen near the edges of the hood are LED daytime running lights. Aside from that, the Palisade has what looks like the automaker's largest cascading grill to date, dominating the front fascia. Lower down, it looks like Hyundai has equipped the large crossover with some form of adaptive cruise control, as seen by the sensor at the bottom.
Unlike some crossovers however, Hyundai's biggest crossover doesn't have body cladding. Instead, it's creases and lines that are prominent on the side. There's a strong line that runs from the tip of the DRL, all the way to the tail light. The windows are also large and a distinct chrome band adds some brightwork to the body. It then rides on large alloy wheels.
For now, there are no photos of the interior, nor are there engine specs floating about. Given that the Palisade is aimed towards the US-market, a V6 engine is likely to reside under the hood. It is also possible that a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine could power the crossover.
More details and photos will be shown by the end of the month as the Hyundai Palisade will make its debut at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. The Hyundai Palisade shares the same platform as the Kia Telluride, which made its debut earlier this year.
Source: AutoReview Russia