The company Hyundai continues to update its largest crossover Palisade: in mid-April, it made its debut in the specification for the U.S., and now it is time for a model for the domestic market of South Korea. The American and Korean versions have fundamental differences – for example, Koreans did not get an all-road XRT variant, but they have a choice between gasoline and diesel modifications. In addition, sales in South Korea will start earlier than in the U.S.
In South Korea, the restyled Palisade will go on sale on May 19, while the Americans will have to wait until summer. The updated crossover can be distinguished from the pre-reformed by a new design grille, different bumpers, slightly upgraded optics, and square exhaust pipes instead of the former trapezoidal. It also received self-dimming side mirrors and new 20-inch wheels.
The cabin was changed by the same scheme: the revised location of air deflectors replaced the steering wheel and increased the screen size of the multimedia system from 10.25 to 12.3 inches. As before, the cabin is three-row and can accommodate seven or eight people, and in Korea will be offered and VIP version with separate seats on the second row and tablets for passengers.
A set of engines is the same, but differs from the U.S. Palisade range: you can buy the South Korean crossover with a 3.8-liter gasoline “atmospheric” V6 rated at 295 horsepower or a 2.2-liter turbo diesel, whistling 202 horsepower, whereas the U.S. model will only offer a gasoline unit. The drive can be front or all-wheel drive.