Hyundai’s have recently released the Palisade Calligraphy trim as its top trim in South Korea. The Palisade, which is scheduled for a year-end change in early May, will add the top-level trim “Calligraphy” that changes the design and enhances the sense of quality, something that were complaint by local customers.
Calligraphy is a domestic model, practically the same as the “Limited” trim sold in the United States, but with a few changes like the new alloy wheels that came directly from the HDC-2 concept, Palisade’s preview. The Palisade Calligraphy receives some exterior design changes and interior material upgrade, as well as new equipment.
As we said before, a new grille and a dedicated 20-inch stuffing wheel are applied. In addition, body color is applied to the wheel house body cladding to enhance the sense of luxury. Inside, a 12.3 inch electronic instrument panel is applied, something that customers asked to be added and that were included in the North Amercian models from the beginning.
In addition, luxury is emphasized by the high-quality materials that make up the interior, such as artificial leather door trims with patterns, dashboard leather finishes. Hyundai Motor also updated the interior with a new 6-seater variant, like Kia did recently with the all new Sorento.
The special 6-seater model is a customized model that emphasizes two-row convenience, and it is highly likely that a two-row independent electric seat package will be applied in addition to the heating, ventilation, and one-touch walk-in & folding functions provided in the existing model.
Hyundai Palisade was launched in December 2018 with a large SUV that exceeded 20,000 contracts in advance. Palisade’s sales in March were 6,293 units, surpassing Santa Fe’s 5,788 units. Palisade’s cumulative sales in 2019 were 52,299, more than Venue, Kona and Tucson.