The media launch for the all-new 2020 Hyundai Palisade takes place in less than a week, and we’ll be there for that. In the meantime Hyundai Canada has announced details and pricing for the versions to be offered here.
The starting price for the new three-row utility model is set at $38,499, this for the base model with front-wheel drive. All other iterations will get AWD, feature that will increase the tab by $2,000. You’ll find the pricing for each version below.
As for the model we’ll be driving for the first time next week, we know it will run on a 3.8L V6 engine, which produces 291 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque in combination with an 8-speed automatic transmission. In versions equipped with 20-inch alloy wheels, the model also gets an auto-leveling rear suspension.
As well, if we go by what we’ve seen in the Palisade’s cousin over at Kia, the New Telluride, the off-road capabilities of the SUV will be more than a mere after-thought. The Palisade will benefit from the latest-generation HTRAC all-wheel-drive system, which includes several drive modes conceived specifically for off-roading.
At the same, the interior gets its share and more of comfort and convenience features, and the higher trims, those with seven seats instead of eight, will offer more than a whiff of luxury in their interior environments.
Even the base models will come with functions like heated front seats and steering wheel.
Make sure to check back next week as we report back on our first encounter with Hyundai’s newest and biggest SUV.
Versions and pricing:
Essential FWD – 8 occupants : $38,499
Essential AWD – 8 occupants : $40,499
Preferred AWD – 8 occupants : $45,499
Luxury AWD - 8 occupants : $50,199
Luxury AWD - 7 occupants : $50,699
Ultimate AWD – 7 occupants : $53,999