Confirmed for Australia is Hyundai’s full-size SUV: the 2021 Hyundai Palisade. It will rival models such as the new Toyota Kluger, the Mazda CX-9 and the Nissan Pathfinder. The Palisade is set to go on sale locally later this year with either seven or eight seats.
Pricing for the 2021 Hyundai Palisade has not been released yet, however we predict it to land between $50,000 and $70,000. The Palisade will sit above the seven-seat Santa Fe in the Hyundai range and will also be built on the same production line in Korea.
The 2021 Hyundai Palisade will be available with either a front-wheel drive 3.8-litre V6 producing 213kW of power and 355Nm of torque or a 147kW/440Nm all-wheel drive 2.2-litre turbo diesel four cylinder. No matter which engine you choose, the Palisade will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Unlike rivals, the Palisade will be available with either seven or eight seats.
Unfortunately while the Palisade has been confirmed for Australia, its cousin – the 2021 Kia Telluride – will not be sold in RHD.
Standard features on the Palisade will be seven USB charging ports throughout the cabin, 16 cup holders (this is the American influence coming through), three ISOFIX child seat points, a full-size spare tyre and air conditioning vents throughout all three rows.
Digital gauges, a wider infotainment screen and a ‘push to talk’ intercom system between the front occupants and the third row will be available on higher-spec models.
Active safety systems such as AEB (auto emergency braking), blind-spot monitoring with a camera and rear cross-traffic alert will be standard equipment on all local Palisade models.
The 2021 Hyundai Palisade will join Hyundai’s already impressive range of SUVs: the small Venue, an updated Kona, a brand new Tucson mid-sizer and a refreshed Santa Fe.
We expect the 2021 Hyundai Palisade to be a frequent sight on Australian roads when it lands locally before the beginning of 2021.