All-new SUV unveiled

James Kon

Setia Motors Sdn Bhd launched the all-new SUV, Hyundai Palisade, at Radisson Hotel last Friday before 70 guests.

The company also hosted an open day for customers to view the Palisade while enjoying food and beverages at the Hyundai showroom in Beribi on Saturday.

The all-new Palisade, with its bold design, is made for those who dare to be different, who want to break the daily routine and just get away from it all.

From its innovative smart safety features to its class-leading spaciousness, Palisade delivers on surprises.

The Hyundai Palisade is a seven-passenger SUV offering a mix of comfort and convenience.

The Hyundai Palisade

It comes with a 3.5-litre four-cylinder gas engine which pushes up to 277ps with 34.2kg-m of torque with its eight-speed transmission. The high and standard specs are two-wheel drive.

Beyond the cabin’s clean, modern lines, there is clean air technology that filters away dust and pollen while deodorising the air with an ioniser.

The double-laminated glass ensures quiet travel while the 10.25-inch infotainment comes with split-screen, Apple-car play, Android Auto and 360-degree surround view monitor capabilities to ensure effortless command and control.

There are also three interior colour options – white, black and burgundy. The second-row is captain seats for both variants to give more comfort to passengers and makes it easier to access the third-row seats.

The Palisade is packed with safety features and received a perfect five stars NCAP rating.

It has a six-airbag system; the driver and front passenger get a pair of front airbags plus a pair of side airbags to protect the thorax and pelvic areas while left and right curtain airbags offer head protection for cabin occupants.

It also has a Blind-spot View Monitor (BVM) on activating the turn signal, the centre cluster displays a live video image of the rear area captured by miniature cameras built into the left or right side-view mirrors. By providing a clear wide view of the vehicle’s blind spots, Palisade makes driving safe.