MANILA, Philippines - Hyundai Asia Resources Inc., the Philippines’ official distributor of Hyundai passenger and commercial vehicles, proudly introduced Hyundai’s newest flagship SUV to the Philippine public at the 2019 Manila International Auto Show: the 2020 Hyundai Palisade.
The name Palisade refers to the picturesque and affluent Pacific Palisades community in Southern California known for modern architectural masterpiece homes and spectacular sunsets.
Tagged “Always Remarkable”, the 2020 Palisade has taken the world by storm ever since its global debut just four months ago at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Its world-class features and unprecedented style rocked the world with a new standard for SUVs. To top it off, BTS, the world’s most influential Kpop group that has become a household name even in the West, was handpicked by Hyundai to serve as the endorsers for the Palisade—a collaboration that further skyrocketed the 2020 Hyundai Palisade to new heights. It now has a 56,309 total order count as of March 2019, with 36,027 more orders to be delivered to customers in the South Korean domestic market.
Recently, the Palisade won the prestigious Red Dot Award 2019 for exceptional design topping the category for “Product Design – Cars and Motorcycles,” receiving recognition for its refined visual design breakthroughs, while featuring state-of-the-art technology, safety features, and exceptional comfort.
When it comes to performance, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade goes all out to give you the best show: a 2.2-liter CRDi e-VGT GLS engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that delivers powerfully smooth, quiet and seamless driving without leaving you hanging for more since it can unleash 200ps. The Palisade offers Hyundai’s HTRAC® All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) System for driving stability with variable power delivery to the rear wheels to optimize traction over diverse road surfaces. Also a first among Korean SUVs, the dial-type HTRAC® Multi-Terrain Control gives you the freedom to choose the best driving modes so you can cruise over the roughest terrain or along city streets with equal ease.
One look at the 2020 Hyundai Palisade and one can already tell why Hyundai’s flagship SUV immediately transformed into a superstar in its own right. Reflecting the premium values of a flagship SUV, Palisade’s bold lines are a statement of pure elegance. The ample hood and a large cascading mesh-type grill emphasize the strength and luxurious quality, while its cavernous cargo room is phenomenally multipurpose at 509 liters. This means that the Palisade’s seven-seating capacity, complete with second-row captain seats, won’t just indulge your passengers with luxurious comfort and ample personal space: you can also fold the 60/40-split third row composed of power-activated seats down for quick convenience.