If, in recent years, we had the impression that “the year of the small crossover” was blocked, 2019 is quickly announced as “the year of the three-seater SUV.” A series of new sheet metal products with family names are beginning to reach distributors. In addition, many promising new models are entering the family’s melee. Boss among them? It is close to Hyundai 2020. And although the new generation vehicles, such as the Ford Explorer and the Toyota Highlander, are better known, if you buy a new kinschlepper, this distinctive crossover should be at the top of your priority list.
Before asking the question, yes, the Hyundai Palisade shares the fundamentals of the structure and the powertrain with the Kia Telluride, a model that also reaches the showrooms when you read this. Although they are corporate cousins who share new elements and many smart technologies, these SUVs look completely different and actually want to target different buyers.