Watch Hyundai Debut Their New 2020 Palisade Three-Row SUV In LA

Laverne Mann
December 2, 2018

Hyundai has offered a three-row version of its Santa Fe for a couple of years now, but with the 2020 Palisade unveiled today at the LA Auto Show, the Korean automaker hopes to make a stronger statement in this important SUV space.

The Hyundai Palisade slots in above the Hyundai Santa Fe and replaces Santa Fe XL as the new flagship SUV in the company's global lineup. At the rear is a vertical LED rear taillamp design. This is obtained thanks mainly to a sharper angle for the A pillars and to the inclusion of a rear spoiler, a front cooling surface featuring integrated air vents, panels on the undercarriage and rear wheel deflectors. This storage space is accessed via a power-operated tailgate.

The audio and navigation display is a generous 10.25-inch touchscreen in widescreen format, coupled with a 12.3-inch fully-digital TFT center instrument cluster offering various view modes and differentiated drive mode illumination. For added convenience, the third row can be had with power-folding/unfolding and reclining seats.

Other available features include a head-up display, an intercom system so the driver can separately communicate with second- and third-row occupants, and a dual-pane sunroof with a fixed rear glass section. The second row seat features a one-touch tumble operation, allowing easy ingress and egress to the third-row seat.

Every Palisade gets seven USB charging outlets USB outlets for convenience for all passengers, as well as 16 cupholders and seatbelt notification for all seats.

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Palisade's premium feel continues inside the cabin.

Only one powertrain is available: a 3.8-liter V6 engine capable of 291hp and 355Nm of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Captain's chairs can swap out in the second row and can be cooled in top trims.

The new Palisade offers a slew of creature comforts, including 16 cupholders and almost as many USB ports. When equipped with the latter system, the Aviator offers several drive modes so the driver can adjust to the road conditions... or to their mood in the moment. There are three driver-selectable modes - Sport, Comfort and Eco - which vary the torque split between the front and rear wheels. If movement is detected after the driver leaves the vehicle and locks the doors, it will honk the horn and send an alert to the driver's smartphone via Hyundai's Blue Link connected auto system.

There's also the fact that it is created to LOOK big.

The Palisade also comes standard with a host of safety tech, including adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, and rear cross-traffic avoidance, and forward-collision avoidance with pedestrian detection.

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