2020 Hyundai Palisade Bound For LA, Promises To Be A Worthy Flagship

Hyundai trademarked the Palisade name earlier this year and, as expected, the company will use the moniker on its all-new flagship crossover.

Set to be unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 28th, the 2020 Palisade is named after an “affluent and beautiful neighborhood in Southern California.” While the crossover doesn’t have ocean views or a terracotta roof, Hyundai says the range-topping model will have a “bold exterior that commands attention.” The company also said customers can look forward to an “understated theme that demonstrates clear differentiation worthy of a flagship SUV.”

The Palisade will be aimed at growing families and feature “commodious cargo space” as well as seating for up to eight people. The company also said the crossover will have premium materials, intuitive technologies and intelligent safety features.

While Hyundai’s press release was light on details, previous spy photos have shown the model will resemble the HDC-2 Grandmaster concept which was introduced at the Busan Motor Show earlier this year. Styling details are hidden underneath camouflage, but the Palisade will feature a prominent grille which is reminiscent of the one used on the Santa Fe.

One of the crossover’s more distinctive styling features its chrome window trim which slopes downward towards the C-pillar. This feature carries over from the HDC-2 Grandmaster concept and it should help set the Palisade apart from the competition.

Little else is known about the model, but the Palisade will have a lot in common with the 2020 Kia Telluride which will debut at the North American International Auto Show early next year. Both models are expected to ride on the same platform and Kia has already said its version of the crossover is “several inches longer and wider” than the Sorento. The Telluride will be powered by a V6 engine and it could be the Sorento’s 3.3-liter V6 that produces 290 hp (216 kW / 294 PS) and 252 lb-ft (341 Nm) of torque.

Regardless of the final specifications, the 2020 Palisade will go on sale in the United States next summer.

 

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  • Craig

    It’s beautiful. I even like the name. But I’m not sure I like how the chrome trim above the windows ends up on the other side of the C pillar. It looks like top and bottom trims blew apart in the wind.

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    Hmmm… looking forward to this actually. 🙂

  • Socarboy

    I’m surprised Hyundai didn’t offer this as a Genesis G-It;s-A-Big-SUV

    • Enoch Gabriel Gonzales

      Because it’s not rear-wheel-drive based. Genesis is not like acura.

    • Mike anonymous

      Also Genesis has already designed and built their SUV, & Currently they are in the development stage with the vehicle (to be released/reveled sometime next year).

      FUN FACT: The Genesis SUV will look identical to the Concept (same wheels, same B-Pillars with the diamond holes, same interior, and the same instrument cluster, ) As the GV80 Concept was actually built alongside, and off of, the production version (where usually it’s the other way around).

    • bd0007

      As already stated, Genesis will be getting its own (RWD) CUVs.

  • Mike anonymous

    With Hyundai bringing this, Mazda with their highly anticipated upcoming 3 series, Genesis with their first new vehicle to feature the brands new upscale design language, and MUCH more… (A few weeks ago I wouldn’t have said it, but) This years LA AutoShow is shaping up to be one of the most exciting motors shows this year.

    • donald seymour

      And Mike I will be there. YEAH!

      • Mike anonymous

        AH,. Lucky. My first trip to the LA AutoShow was in 2011 (public), and in 2014-16 (press). These last few years I have been unable to attend. Make sure to take tons of pictures, and if you can let us know here on C.S. how its going and what the cars are like (as I am sure they will be better than the ‘press photographs’) in person, while you’re there.

        I’m not sure if your going to be there on the public or press days (maybe both,) but I’m sure it will be an absolute blast.

        • donald seymour

          How much does press cost over public?

          • Mike anonymous

            I am sure that whether it’s a public day or press day you attend, it’ll definitely be great. To be honest I have no idea how much it would cost (or even if tickets are available) for press days. It’s considerably less crowded, you can essentially go into most of (if not all) of the vehicles, and the automakers go all out to impress. I went on (and paid for) a public day in 2011, But 2014-2016 I attended as a member of the press. You basically are allowed in (free) if you register with press credentials.

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