Hyundai officially confirmed its next three-row SUV as the “Palisade”.
When you’re developing a new car, one of the most crucial components is getting the name right. Kia decided to name its upcoming three-row SUV the Telluride, while we now know the name for its Hyundai counterpart: the Palisade. While these two three-row SUVs will occupy the same segment in the marketplace, Hyundai hasn’t directly confirmed that it’s related to the 2020 Kia Telluride. Hyundai’s newest crossover will replace the Santa Fe XL – a continuation of the previous-generation Santa Fe that soldiers on while the new 2019 Santa Fe goes on sale.
The 2020 Hyundai Palisade references the coastal cliffs of the Pacific Palisades, a neighborhood in southern California. That’s a stone’s throw away from Hyundai’s North American headquarters outside Los Angeles. The Hyundai Palisade will seat up to eight passengers, while also featuring similar powertrains and technology. Hyundai hasn’t announced specific powertrain details on the new Palisade yet. However, we will know more when the car makes its debut at this year’s LA Auto Show.
Hyundai’s last three-row SUV was the Veracruz, which ceased production back in 2012.
Hyundai teased one cheeky image of the badge on the rear tailgate. Beyond that, we don’t know with certainty exactly what it will look like. The company did tease a concept called the HDC-2 Grandmaster back in June, so it may look somewhat similar to that concept.
Here’s a question for you all out there in the market for a three-row SUV. Be it your money (bear in mind we don’t have pricing information on either car), which one would you have? Would you pick the Kia Telluride or the Hyundai Palisade? Vote in the poll below! Let us know what you think about these upcoming SUVs in the comments below.
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