The 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show is playing host to a number of debuts, especially SUVs. Hyundai won't let itself be left out as the South Korean carmaker unveiled its own SUV flagship at the LA event – the all-new 2020 Hyundai Palisade mid-size SUV. Set to be built at the carmaker’s manufacturing plant in Ulsan, South Korea, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade is scheduled to arrive dealerships across the United States in the summer of 2019.
Hyundai’s new Palisade could be the brand’s answer to the growing demand for larger SUVs. It does offer a seven-seat SUV in the guise of the Hyundai Santa Fe XL. However, the Hyundai Santa Fe XL is basically just a slightly larger version of the Santa Fe five-seat SUV. Some customers might find other similarly sized SUVs from other carmakers as more spacious.
To answer the call, Hyundai create the new Palisade, which it says offers enough room to accommodate eight occupants and their cargo. Furthermore, the Palisade promises to deliver a host of technologies and offer great levels of safety.
Underpinned by an all-new SUV chassis, the new 2020 Hyundai Palisade measures 196.1 inches in length, 77.8 inches in width and 68.9 inches in height, with a wheelbase of 114.2 inches. All of these numbers are greater than that of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL, which measures 193.1 inches in length, 74.2 inches in width, 66.5 inches in height, with a wheelbase of 110.2 inches. The new Palisade is also designed to be aerodynamic, as it boasts of a coefficient of drag value of just 0.33 Cd.
With these dimensions, the Hyundai Palisade offers up to 40.7 inches of headroom and up to 44.1 inches of legroom, ensuring high degree of interior comfort for its passengers.