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2020 Hyundai Palisade Spied Undisguised (1)

After we already seen the first leaked pictures of the 2020 Hyundai Palisade, also of the interior, today we want to share the latest spy pictures of Hyundai’s SUV, which is set to be global premiered at Los Angeles Auto Show tomorrow, completely undisguised.

The new SUV name references a series of coastal cliffs and might naturally be associated by many with the Pacific Palisades, an affluent and beautiful neighborhood in Southern California.

Codenamed as “FN”, the future SUV will convey a bold exterior that commands attention and has strong inherent imagery of safety and security, especially important with parents with growing families and active lifestyles.

2020 Hyundai Palisade Spied Undisguised (2)

At this time, up to 4 pictures were taken (including the rear design from two angles), and we can see a different front grille compared to what we already seen on the first leaked picture and more close to what we have seen on the Grandmaster Concept.

A “Walrus” inspired LED daytime running lights and a big chromed grille take the attention from the strong front view and are also used along rear talights. Looking closer, the shape of the side mirror and the wheel design are the same as we have seen on the spy shots.

2020 Hyundai Palisade Spied Undisguised (3)

Palisade styling will offer dignity with style in an understated theme that demonstrates clear differentiation worthy of a flagship SUV. Global media will see the Palisade for the first time at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 28. The Palisade will begin U.S. market availability in the summer of 2019.

This Palisade variant looks like a high end one, with a lot of chromed details, bigger chromed wheels, so maybe it is on its way to the LA Auto Show and didn’t know the are to confirm that point, but the car was without a registration plate.

2020 Hyundai Palisade Spied Undisguised (4)

Engine line-up is not confirmed yet but after Palisade surpassed Korea Energy Homologation, it showed a 3.8 GDi engine with Front Wheel Drive and up to 20-inch Alloy wheels, and despite this configuration the fuel economy was set at 9,3 km/l (almost 22 mpg) which is not a bad number. A Diesel variant it is not ruled out.

For the US-market, Hyundai will have a 3.5-liter Lambda 3 engine with a final output to be confirmed. A 2.2 R-Engine diesel is also probably to be showcased for the US-market, let’s see.

What do you think about Hyundai’s big SUV?

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Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Kia & Hyundai. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

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