It’s official, the Hyundai Palisade SUV will be available in Australia by the end of this year.
Hyundai’s largest SUV measures in at 4980mm long, 1975mm wide and 1750mm high. The wheelbase is 2900mm. For context, the Palisade is 210mm longer and 85mm wider than the Santa Fe.
The Palisade will effectively give Hyundai a direct competitor to the Mazda CX-9 and the Toyota Kluger.
At launch, Hyundai is set to offer the Palisade with either a 213kW/355Nm 3.8-litre V6 petrol engine or a 147kW/440Nm 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel unit.
The petrol option will drive the front wheels while the diesel will get all-wheel drive. Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Local equipment levels are yet to be confirmed, however, all grades are expected to have autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, air vents across all three rows, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a host of USB ports.
In terms of pricing, the Palisade will push Hyundai into new territory, at present, the flagship Santa Fe Highlander asks $61,660 plus on-road costs.
Hyundai will announce local specs and pricing closer to the Palisade’s launch which is expected to be around October 2020.
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