Published: Sun, December 02, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Kristin Zimmerman

BTS named brand model for Hyundai Motors SUV Palisade

BTS named brand model for Hyundai Motors SUV Palisade

It is then linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission and it sends power to all four wheels.

No matter where you're sitting, with seven USB ports, every passenger has access to mobile device charging, especially the driver and front passenger with available wireless smartphone charging.

Hyundai plans to launch the Palisade, named after the Pacific Palisades, an affluent and handsome neighborhood in southern California, in the United States market in the summer of 2019.

Inside, the driver is greeted with a three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel and a fully digital 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster. It even has an in-cabin communication system to facilitate conversation.

The Palisade is offered with an intercom system that allows the driver to communicate with the second- or third-row passengers via the audio system-a helpful trick most associated with minivans. Shoppers can find information regarding a used Hyundai Tucson model that includes its engine options, performance specifications, technology features, available safety technology systems, passenger and cargo space and its innovative all-wheel-drive system. The second row comes standard with a bench but captain seats are optional, reducing the seating capacity to seven if so equipped. According to the automaker, the Palisade offers more power than its closest rivals, namely the Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, Nissan Pathfinder and Ford Explorer. The 16.3-foot SUV will be available in both two-wheel and all-wheel drive. The HTRAC system can be configured via several different drive modes, each one tweaking the behavior and location of the torque from the V-6. The driver-selectable modes are Normal, Sport and Smart. A newly-developed Snow Mode is available too.

When it goes on sale next summer, the 2020 Palisade will be offered with standard automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitors, adaptive cruise control, active lane control, and a child lock feature that momentarily prevents the rear doors from opening when an object such as a bicycle is traveling in the crossover's blind spots.

"One of the reasons they created these regional units like Hyundai Motor North America was to get the decision-making process distributed away from Seoul".

There's a very American look about it, with plenty of straight lines and and bold elements such as the contrasting grille surround and stacked headlight design. If movement is detected after the driver leaves the vehicle and locks the doors, it will honk the horn and send an alert to the driver's smartphone via Hyundai's Blue Link connected auto system. First, the model is loaded with a terrain-customized driving mode, which allows the vehicle to run any rugged roads. The exterior and interior designs were a hit. So, does the Palisade whet your appetite for huge SUVs?

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