Hyundai Palisade.. Hyundai icon invades Middle East with luxury specifications

Hyundai has launched its new Palisade, a luxury family utility vehicle, in the Middle East.

Completely improved, the new Palisade brings updated design to both the interior and exterior elements, and features not only new comfort and safety technology, but also ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance) systems.

Design: Class leading

The new car’s design has been carefully refined to reflect a pioneering and luxurious feel, starting with the shape of the grille, which is now much wider. The cascade shape reflects the shape of a powerful shield.

Characteristic of Hyundai’s notable design language is the new front lighting system, which features vertically mounted LED headlights, framing the grille’s sharp edges.

From the side: New 20-inch wheels with a new, flowing multi-spoke look also enhance the powerful image.

The impressive spaciousness of Hyundai’s top SUV is emphasized by the bold C-pillars and panoramic side glass fascia.

From the rear: The iconic vertical LED taillights and lower fascia skid plate details add to the wide stance.

The updated design also includes aerodynamic improvements, including a quick A-pillar angle, a trim on the side of the rear spoiler, a pre-cooling area with an extended interior air duct, aerodynamic underpanels and air deflectors of the rear wheels.

Inside: comfort and luxury

The new 2023 Palisade now comes with many comfort and luxury innovations for drivers and passengers. The driver’s seat with new Ergo technology, designed to provide comfort and help reduce fatigue during long journeys. Second-row passengers also now enjoy improved comfort with additional wing-mounted headrests and seat ventilation for added comfort.

Another smart technology feature intended to provide additional driver convenience is the full-screen “mid digital” rear-view mirror, which uses the rear-view camera to enable the driver to see clearly behind the new vehicle without obstruction to passengers or cargo .

The large, user-centric 12-inch display features many apps and functions, including smartphone connectivity and mirroring capability.

New horizontal slim air vents give a sense of spaciousness and airiness. The instrument panel has been redesigned to create a more massive look with new ambient lighting patterns. The wireless charging capacity has also been upgraded from 5W to 15W for faster charging of the device.

The flagship family-oriented SUV’s interior conveys an atmosphere of relaxation and comfort, creating an extremely comfortable and cozy family space with standard seating for eight passengers ready for all family outings and excursions.

A practical new feature is the second-row, one-touch seat, which allows easy operation to slide the seat forward and out of the way for easy access to and from the third row.

The third row offers fold-out/fold-out seats for extra comfort. Second row captain’s seats are also optional. To charge the device faster throughout the interior, new USB-C ports have been added, providing additional convenience for all occupants. Furthermore, the useful and family-friendly feature of the Conversation Mirror allows the driver to clearly see the passengers behind.

Also very important technology features for the family is the Ultrasonic Rear Passenger Alert System, which monitors the rear seats to detect movements of children and pets, and reminds drivers to check the rear seats when exiting the vehicle. If the system detects movement in the rear seats after the driver leaves the vehicle and locks it, the system is designed to help prevent children and pets from being left in the vehicle, but it can also help if children are accidentally locked.

The right power and performance

The Palisade’s power comes from several engine options, starting with the 3.5-liter MPI V6 engine with 272 hp and 330 Nm of torque. For even more performance, the 3.8-liter V6 Atkinson cycle, CVVT, direct injection engine delivers excellent power and efficiency. This 3.8 liter engine produces an estimated 295 horsepower and an estimated 355 Nm of torque.

The Palisade delivers that power to the wheels through an improved eight-speed automatic transmission with multi-plate torque converter and offers HTRAC® two- and four-wheel drive, with a final drive ratio of 3.648 for confident acceleration.

The new Palisade is equipped with Hyundai’s HTRAC® AWD system, developed as a multi-mode system that provides an electronically variable torque clutch, with active torque control between the front and rear axles. Driver-selectable HTRAC Normal, Sport and Smart modes help provide confident control in all weather conditions.

The Sport setting creates a more agile feel by sending more available torque to the rear wheels for a sporty, dynamic feel when desired. This system has a wider range of torque distribution variance than many competitive systems, and is tuned for conditions such as straight-line acceleration, cornering at medium or high speeds, and hill launching.

New safety technologies and ADAS driver assistance

In family SUVs, safety comes first, which is why the new Palisade comes equipped with the latest safety and driver assistance features and technology. Cabin occupants have side impact airbag protection as standard.

The ever-expanding range of advanced driver assistance systems includes many innovative technologies, including Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist, Safe Exit Assist, Driver Alert, High Beam Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Cross Traffic Assist, as well as Collision Avoidance Assist, Collision Avoidance Assist in Reverse Parking, and remote intelligent parking assistant.

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