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Hyundai prepares two-pronged attack on large SUV segment with Palisade eight-seater
18 Dec 2020
IF two heads are better than one, then surely two complementary large SUVs are equally as advantageous – certainly among a crowded competitor set. That’s what Hyundai Australia is hoping.
Joining a heavily facelifted Santa Fe in local showrooms is the Palisade; a large SUV covered extensively for price and equipment by GoAutoon December 11.
Built in the same Korean plant as Santa Fe but offering up to eight seats, the right-hand-drive Palisade has been two years in the making, following its unveiling at the LA Show in November 2018.
Back then it was left-hook only but Hyundai Motor Company Australia (HMCA) managed to convince its parent that a large SUV as practical as this is exactly what Aussie families need, especially when starting at a relatively attainable $60,000.
There’s sound logic to bringing it here too. While Palisade is a close mechanical relative of Santa Fe, its significant size increase – 210mm longer, 85mm wider, 170mm taller, riding on a 135mm-longer wheelbase – means this handsome, GMC Yukon-inspired SUV should carve out a niche all its own.
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