The new Hyundai crossover, the 8-seat Palisade, was introduced at the Los Angeles Motor Show in late November, and the company’s launched the sales. The core market of the Korean car will be the United States, but it will not be available until mid-2019.
The first Hyundai Palisade will be delivered in South Korea, with a strong interest to the model. Only the first day after the premiere, Hyundai dealers have received more than 3,500 orders for the car, which sales on the domestic market have been officially launched today.
If in the United States the crossover will only be available with atmospheric gasoline V6 3.8 GDi (295 hp) engine, then in South Korea will be offered the 2.2-liter turbo diesel engine with 204 hp from Hyundai Santa Fe. Both engines work in combination with an 8-speed automatic gearbox with buttons. Drive is front or 4×4 HTRAC with multi-disc clutch to disengage the rear axle.
The SUV comes on the market in two levels of equipment – Exclusive and Prestige. The basic version offers 18-inch wheels, 9 airbags, collision avoidance system, lane tracking function, automatic light switch, cruise control, and 8-inch screen multimedia.
The higher level of equipment includes 20-inch wheels, cordless charger, 10.25-inch touchscreen multimedia, and responsive cruise control. Additionally, Nappa leather seats, MultiTerrain Control mode (a total of 8 modes, four of which are on-road), two separate armchairs on the second row, a projection display and a panoramic roof are available for an extra charge.
Hyundai Palisade’s prices start at 34,750,000 KRW, which is about 27,000 EUR.