Hyundai's intentions to bring to Russia its largest crossover Palisade began to take concrete shape, supported by documentary evidence.
So, in the database of Rospatent appeared a document with images of a large crossover Hyundai Palisade, which is already actively sold in the United States. This clearly hints at the fact that the company is preparing to start selling new items in Russia, and then it remains only to wait for the Approval of the type of vehicle, which will designate units for our market.
Previously, it was expected that the novelty will appear in this year, but now clearly have to wait until 2020-the crossover was too popular. We also wrote that Hyundai faced an unprecedented demand for a five-meter SUV in South Korea. In the first two months of this year, the Koreans have already bought more than 11.5 thousand copies of the "Palisade", and the queue for the SUV stretched for almost a year. Therefore, Hyundai decided to first deal with the excitement in the domestic market, and after that to start dealing with export issues.
Hyundai Palisade claims to be a global model: in particular, its presence in the potentially very successful North American market is stated. The presence of the crossover in the US will be decided by the localization of the production of the all-terrain vehicle. According to preliminary data, the Assembly of "Palisade" can be organized at the Kaliningrad enterprise "Avtotor".
With what engines Palisade will come to our country, it is still unknown. It debuted with a 3.8-liter V6 with 295 HP and 355 Nm of torque, which is paired with an eight-speed automatic. Promised and optional all-wheel drive system HTRAC with simulated center locking and seven modes of operation. In addition, at home Palisade received and 202-horsepower four-cylinder turbodiesel.
At the beginning of the year, Hyundai said that it expects a serious increase in sales in Russia, which according to optimistic forecasts should outpace the growth of the market as a whole. It is possible that the forecasts took into account the start of sales of Palisade: in this case, they will have to be revised.