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All-New 2020 Hyundai Palisade Mid-size SUV Makes a Global Debut during a 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show

11/28/2018, Los Angeles, CA

  • All-New 2020 Hyundai Palisade Flagship SUV Brings Exceptional Comfort, Technology and Safety in a Bold Midsize SUV
  • Palisade offers seating for adult to 8 and broad bucket space with accessible comforts like appetite third-row seats and One-Touch second-row seats for palliate of use
  • As Hyundai’s flagship SUV, Palisade offers a horde of record comforts ideal for family highway trips including a 10-inch navigation display, wireless charging, 7 USB outlets, second-row ventilated seats, shift-by-wire and innovative roof-based diffuser vents
  • Hyundai SmartSense record comes customary on each Palisade

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28, 2018
– Hyundai currently introduced a new flagship reward three-row Palisade SUV to tellurian media during a Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2020 Palisade rides on an all-new SUV framework with well-developed second- and third-row roominess joined with inexhaustible bucket area and reconfiguration flexibility. The Palisade will be constructed in Ulsan, Korea and will be accessible during dealerships opposite a U.S. in a summer of 2019.

“The new 2020 Hyundai Palisade clearly evokes pattern imagery estimable of Hyundai’s flagship SUV, with new levels of all-road, all-weather capability, technology, safety, roominess and efficiency, all finished in cutting-edge design,” pronounced Mike O’Brien, clamp boss of Product, Corporate and Digital Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “This new Hyundai SUV is a ultimate family automobile for practical, gentle daily use and memory-making highway trips whenever a interest of a open highway should beckon.”


“Hyundai Palisade’s extraneous and interior pattern clearly simulate a singular flagship temperament with a premium, particular and confidant highway presence,” pronounced SangYup Lee, conduct of Hyundai’s Design Center. “As a lead for Palisade design, it was a pleasure to work with a tellurian pattern teams around a growth and eventually benefaction this unusual product before we today.”

Palisade’s styling conveys grace with character in an understated thesis that demonstrates transparent split estimable of a flagship SUV. From a front, a dominant, confidant and far-reaching cascading grille clearly represents a reward SUV. Separated multiple headlamps and a vertically-connected brazen lighting signature emanate a clever and particular front demeanor, with accessible LED headlights, LED daytime regulating lights and LED turn-signal mirrors. A powerful, extended hood form creates an considerable highway presence, while confidant C-pillars and a breathtaking potion side striking promulgate inexhaustible third-row spaciousness. Full volume over-fenders and physique sides offer strong detailing. The back perspective emphasizes a far-reaching and quick position around devious detailing and a straight LED back taillamp design. Panoramic back potion joined with a cutaway roof provides a inexhaustible clarity of expanse to back passengers. Available oversized 20-inch amalgamate wheels serve fill out a Palisade flagship presence.

This pattern has aerodynamic advantages as well, with a 0.33 fellow of drag (Cd). Palisade achieves this low drag fellow with specific pattern cues that embody a quick A-pillar angle, a back spoiler side garnish, an optimized front cooling area with an extended inner atmosphere guide, aero underside panels, and back circle aero deflectors.


The interior pattern combines a clarity of decrease and comfort formulating a relaxed sourroundings with eight-passenger seating customary for family adventures. Leather-equipped models offer a premium, quilted Nappa leather, while on a instrument panel, well-spoken woodgrain trim in a wraparound interior pattern emanate a spacious, gentle ambience. The One-Touch second quarrel chair allows for one-touch operation of a chair brazen and out of a proceed for easy entrance into and out of a third-row seat. For some-more convenience, a third quarrel offers power-folding/unfolding and recumbent seats. Second-row captain’s chairs are also accessible with ventilated seating surfaces. Every Palisade seating quarrel offers USB outlets for preference for all passengers, for a sum of 7 accessible USB outlets. Even more, a review counterpart allows a motorist to clearly see passengers in a rear.

Palisade also offers a class-exclusive Blind View Monitor that complements a customary Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist, that provides easy-to-see body-side views whenever a spin vigilance is activated. The audio and navigation arrangement is a inexhaustible 10.25 in. touchscreen in widescreen format, joined with a 12.3-inch fully-digital TFT core instrument cluster charity several perspective modes and differentiated expostulate mode illumination. Two Bluetooth® inclination can be connected simultaneously, with one for a mobile phone tie and a other for audio streaming. The singular instrument quarrel sign cluster integrated with navigation offers well-developed legibility and palliate of use, joined with an accessible head-up arrangement feature. Center console innovations such as shift-by-wire controls giveaway adult profitable control space for a comforts drivers use most. The shift-by-wire complement also includes involuntary park proof that shifts a automobile into park when a engine is off and a motorist opens a door. Palisade’s core console overpass pattern also frees adult accessible storage space underneath a core console control area with motorist and newcomer access. The interior comforts 7 accessible USB outlets, including front-seatback-based USB outlets for a second quarrel occupants and mini-pockets for digital inclination of all kinds. A inexhaustible 16 cupholders means there’s always a place to reserve a libation during any seating position. Seatbelt tie presentation to a motorist is active in each seating position.

Palisade also comforts an industry-first, innovative new roof opening diffuser pattern that can yield a focused, partially-diffused or fully-diffused tide of atmosphere to back passengers. This new diffuser opening pattern provides quieter back atmosphere conditioning airflow, draft-free operation, some-more uniform placement of atmosphere and a capability for a focused tide of atmosphere whenever desired.

Palisade offers abounding technology, including Hyundai’s latest navigation complement with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. To discharge a need for a charging cord, there’s an accessible Qi wireless charging pad for concordant Android inclination as good as new Apple iPhones. When it comes to audio technology, a accessible reward sound complement is befitting to a Palisade’s upscale interior. The Infinity® audio complement comforts Clari-Fi and QuantumLogic Surround Sound technology. Clari–Fi works in real-time to reconstruct audio sum mislaid in digitally-compressed music, while QuantumLogic extracts signals from a strange recording and redistributes them into an authentic, multidimensional soundstage for playback that is clear, polished and full of detail. The outcome is a some-more strong and beguiling on-road listening experience.


Taking impulse from aircraft technology, Palisade’s accessible Heads-Up Display (HUD) projects a practical picture onto a windshield, assisting a motorist to softened keep his or her eyes on a road. The underline uses a complement of mirrors total with a full-color TFT LCD arrangement and comforts tractable liughtness to safeguard glorious daytime and night visibility. Driving information such as speed, Smart Cruise Control status, navigation, Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, speed limits, Lane Following Assist and audio complement information is projected during an ideal practical stretch for limit legibility.

Palisade also offers a worldly Driver Talk in-car intercom complement with back chair review and nap modes. This complement allows a motorist to promulgate alone with a second and/or third rows of a automobile around a Palisade audio complement in a review mode. The complement also includes a Rear Sleep Mode that allows a driver’s quarrel to listen to their comparison audio though that same audio being transmitted to a second- and third-row audio speakers, so that potentially sleeping passengers will not be disturbed.

Palisade pattern seeks a really high notice of honesty and well-developed prominence with a large, fixed-glass back sunroof opening, far-reaching back seating rows and a generous, reconfigurable back bucket area. All back entrance areas have been ergonomically designed for palliate of family access, with an accessible appetite rear-folding, maturation and recumbent third-row seatback. Palisade is incomparable in each extraneous dimension than Santa Fe XL and Toyota Highlander.

Exterior Dimensions Comparison

On a inside, Palisade has some-more interior initial and second quarrel legroom than Pilot, Pathfinder, and Explorer. It also has some-more bucket room behind a third quarrel than Highlander, Pilot and Pathfinder. As an combined convenience, Palisade offers a appetite liftgate to entrance a back bucket area with ease, even when a motorist might be carrying equipment that make it formidable to open a liftgate. The Palisade appetite liftgate lift tallness is also tallness adjustable, ensuring an easy strech to tighten a liftgate.

Interior Roominess Comparison


Palisade appetite comes from an Atkinson-cycle 3.8-liter V6, twin CVVT, direct-injected engine, for glorious appetite and efficiency. This 3.8-liter powerplant produces an estimated 291 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm and an estimated 262 lb.-ft. of torque @ 5,000 rpm. Palisade offers some-more customary horsepower than any other SUV in a rival set and an unrivalled turn of torque. Palisade delivers that appetite to a wheels around an eight-speed involuntary delivery with a multi-plate torque converter and offers both two-wheel and HTRAC® four-wheel-drive configurations, with a final expostulate ratio of 3.648 for assured acceleration. Special efforts were done to revoke Palisade NVH, with inexhaustible under-hood insulation, special sound-deadening carpets and powertrain tuning that delivers a smooth, linear response. In addition, Palisade offers drivers a ability to start a automobile around remote pivotal fob or around a Blue Link app.

Standard Powertrain Comparison



Front and back cessation breadth was maximized on Palisade, for extended hurl acerbity and stability. Tires are a inexhaustible 245/60R18 customary or an discretionary 245/50R20 distance for stability, character and well-spoken float comfort. Palisade front steering knuckles and back carriers are done of aluminum, while front reduce arms have been optimized and lightened around a new engineering design, ensuing in reduced unsprung weight and softened responsiveness.

Palisade also achieves best-in-class physique torsional acerbity by a accumulation of methods, including a mixed spherical structure and hot-stamped door-ring tools that yield larger strength and rigidity. In addition, a torsional rigidity, when versed with a sunroof, is scarcely matching to versions though a sunroof.


The Palisade offers Hyundai’s HTRAC® All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) system. The HTRAC AWD complement was grown as a multi-mode system, providing an electronic, variable-torque-split purchase with active torque control between a front and back axles. The driver-selectable HTRAC Normal, Sport and Smart modes assistance yield assured control in all continue conditions. The Sport environment gives a some-more flexible feel by promulgation some-more accessible torque to a back wheels, for a sporty energetic feel when desired. This complement has a wider operation of torque placement variability than many rival systems and has been tuned to conditions such as straight-line acceleration, medium- or high-speed cornering, and mountain starts.

Palisade also offers a newly-developed Snow Mode on a modernized HTRAC® AWD system, with special traction tuning for snow, optimizing accessible traction and motorist control in inauspicious conditions. The Drive Mode System’s Snow Mode adjusts front and back torque distribution, left and right circle trip control, engine torque and change patterns according to accessible traction levels. In addition, Palisade’s AWD HTRAC complement includes an AWD locking-differential duty for serious traction situations.


Palisade offers a series of modernized reserve technologies standard, including Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Following Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist, Safe Exit Assist, High Beam Assist, Driver Attention Warning and Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go.



Hyundai’s customary Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA) enhances motorist recognition to a back of a Palisade. Using a Blind Spot Detection system’s radar sensors when subsidy up, a complement can not usually advise a motorist if vehicles proceed from a back side, it also relates a brakes automatically.

Available reserve comforts embody Rear Occupant Alert (ROA). The complement monitors a back seats regulating an ultrasonic sensor that helps to detect a movements of children and pets. The complement initial reminds drivers to check a back seats when exiting a automobile with a summary on a core instrument cluster display. If a complement detects transformation in a back seats after a motorist leaves a automobile and thatch a doors, it will honk a horn and send a Blue Link warning to a driver’s smartphone around Hyundai’s Blue Link connected automobile system. The complement is designed to forestall children and pets from being lost in a car, though it also helps in box children incidentally close themselves in.

The Palisade also comforts a customary Safe Exit Assist system. To raise a reserve of Hyundai’s passengers, Safe Exit Assist uses radar to detect cars coming from a back and cautions passengers looking to exit a vehicle. If a newcomer attempts to open a doorway when a automobile is coming from behind, a visible and acoustic warning on a core cluster will warning a driver. In addition, if a motorist attempts to deactivate a Electronic Child Safety Lock feature, Safe Exit Assist will overrule a motorist and safeguard a back doors sojourn sealed until a coming automobile has passed. Once a highway is clear, a motorist can afterwards deactivate a Electronic Child Safety Lock and successfully clear a back newcomer doors.

In addition, Palisade has 7 customary airbags: twin front, twin side, driver’s knee, and roll-over-sensing side-curtain airbags. Palisade uses a full-length vast side screen airbag that includes third-row seating coverage for extended back passenger insurance in a eventuality of a collision. Tire vigour monitoring with particular position display, anti-theft security, 3 LATCH anchors in a second quarrel and dual LATCH anchors in a third quarrel and a rearview camera are also customary on Palisade.

Palisade has a really firm structure, with vital use of Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) in pivotal cessation and pile-up areas to yield increasing tensile-strength. Use of Advanced High Strength Steel has several benefits: lighter altogether automobile weight and larger automobile strength and acerbity though a extreme costs of some-more outlandish lightweight materials.

Palisade is approaching to grasp TSP+ from a IIHS and a 5-star NHTSA rating. Robust underbody and side structures are designed to boost appetite fullness and cabin penetration in a serious collision, generally in a tiny overlie test. Further, a underbody uses mixed bucket paths to softened sunder intensity pile-up appetite in a eventuality of a collision.


Palisade Blue Link versed models embody 3 years of nominal Blue Link services, with extended safety, diagnostic, remote and voice superintendence services. Blue Link brings connectivity directly into a automobile with technologies like Remote Start with Climate Control, Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Car Finder, Enhanced Roadside Assistance and Stolen Vehicle Recovery. Blue Link comforts can be accessed around buttons on a rearview mirror, a web portal, a MyHyundai with Blue Link smartphone app, a Amazon® Alexa Blue Link ability and a Blue Link Google Assistant app. Some comforts can also be tranquil around Android Wear and Apple Watch smartwatch apps. The latest recover of a Blue Link smartphone app includes:

  • Widgets for easy entrance to remote features
  • Ability to send Point-of-Interest information to automobile navigation complement (if so equipped)
  • Access to Blue Link presentation settings

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Palisade will be accessible in a series of extraneous colors, including: Beckets Black, White Cream, Lagoon Silver, Steel Graphite, Sierra Burgundy, Moonlight Cloud and Forest Rain. Interior combinations embody singular frame accent colors tailored to a extraneous combination.

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