We are only weeks away from the world debut of Hyundai’s flagship SUV, the three-row Palisade, at the LA Auto Show.
Thankfully, we don’t have to wait that long to get a first look at the eight-seat model. That’s because the first official photo of the Hyundai Palisade has already been leaked by Russian website Auto Review in what looks like a classic case of breaking the news embargo.
For those of you who are regular Carscoops readers, the first photo of the 2020 Palisade won’t come as a surprise. We’ve shown you our interpretation of the big SUV in July and we have to say our artist’s vision accurately previewed the original (see below).
Clearly inspired by the HDC-2 Grandmaster Concept, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade also features styling cues from current models, mostly the latest Santa Fe. That’s most obvious at the front end, where it adopts similar headlights as the smaller SUV and a prominent grille that’s reminiscent of the same model.
The side profile bears a certain resemblance to the Santa Fe as well, but everything that’s behind the C-pillars looks quite different. For now, this is the only photo we’ve got, but we should expect more to follow in the coming days.
Photo Renderings Copyright Carscoops / Josh Byrnes
With the Palisade, Hyundai targets growing families thanks to a roomy interior with seating for up to eight people and the “commodious” cargo space. The Korean automaker said the crossover will feature premium materials, intuitive technologies, and intelligent safety features.
Not much else is known about the flagship, although it’s expected to share a platform with the 2020 Kia Telluride that will debut in at the Detroit Auto Show early next year. The big Kia will be powered by a V6 engine, likely the 3.3-liter V6 that produces 290 hp (294 PS) and 252 lb-ft (341 Nm) of torque in the Sorento.
Expect the 2020 Hyundai Palisade to go on sale next summer in the United States.
H/T to Webber!