Hyundai confirms that Palisade is the name of the new large crossover that will augment the automaker’s lineup. The name is not a surprise as it has been floating around for some time now thanks to a U.S. trademark application for the name filed earlier this year.
The eight-passenger Palisade will replace the Santa Fe XL, which is essentially a carryover of the three-row 2018 Santa Fe sold alongside the new, smaller 2019 Santa Fe. The Santa Fe XL was too narrow for comfortable seven-passenger seating and struggled to compete in a segment with the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, Nissan Pathfinder, Mazda CX-9, and new entries such as the Volkswagen Atlas and Subaru Ascent.
We have been anticipating the Palisade since Hyundai showed the HDC-2 Grandmaster SUV concept earlier this year at South Korea’s Busan Motor Show.
The Palisade, designed largely for North America given its size, will make its global debut November 28 at the Los Angeles auto show. The Palisade is a counterpart to the Kia Telluride, also an eight-passenger crossover.
Palisade is one of two all-new vehicles Hyundai will add next year, when it goes on sale in the summer.