Hyundai filed to reserve the ‘Palisade’ name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office late last month. A ‘palisade’ is typically a large protective wall or fence, so it seems to be a good fit for a family hauler type SUV. The name has been reserved for use on “automobiles and structural parts thereof” so it’s not for a marketing operation or any other part of Hyundai’s business.
Details on Hyundai’s upcoming big SUV are slim. It will put vehicles like the Ford Explorer and Chevrolet Traverse in its crosshairs, and will have three rows of seating with room for up to seven passengers, or perhaps even eight in certain trim levels. It will also share a platform, and probably a powertrain as well, with the production version of the boxy Kia Telluride Concept that was first shown at the 2016 Detroit auto show.
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We’re expecting the Hyundai Palisade (or whatever Hyundai decides to call the big SUV) to debut early next year, before going on sale in late 2019 or early 2020. Stay tuned for more information on both the Palisade and the Telluride as it becomes available.
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