Hyundai Palisade is expected to share underpinnings with Kia Telluride; V6 engine will likely be on offer and design to be influenced by the latest Santa Fe
Hyundai’s upcoming full-sized SUV could be called as Palisade and it has been spied testing again on foreign soil recently. It will be based on the same platform as the Kia Telluride and is expected to be retailed in front-wheel drive configuration with optional all-wheel drive system.
The South Korean auto major will be bringing in electrified variants of the full-sized SUV eventually but initially it will feature conventional powertrains like a V6 engine. Hyundai has already announced plans of launching 15 environmental-friendly vehicles by the end of this decade including PHEVs, pure EVs and FCEVs.
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The Kia Telluride and Hyundai large SUV will share similar underpinnings including a number of engines. The Santa Fe received a substantial upgrade recently but it does not offer seven-seat configurations. This paves the way for the Palisade to provide seven- and eight-seat options.
The spy pictures indicate the design cues taken from the latest Santa Fe with an aggressive front end boasting sleek LED Daytime Running Lights, vertically positioned tail lamps, upright and tall pillars for greater interior space.
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Reports point towards a launch in the middle of next year and it will likely enter United States before arriving at the European continent. Hyundai is also working on a small compact SUV that will be positioned under the Kona in the global lineup.
Moreover, Hyundai appears to be preparing a subcompact SUV based on the Carlino concept showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo and by next year the electric version of Kona is tipped to enter domestic market.
Spy Source: Carscoops