Hyundai Honors Pacific Palisades

The 2020 Palisade Flagship SUV Debuts at LA Auto Show

By SARAH SHMERLING | Editor-in-Chief

Many new vehicles made their first appearance at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, including the 2020 Jeep Gladiator and the Mercedez-Bens AMG GT—but just one had a nod to Pacific Palisades: the 2020 Hyundai Palisade.

Named for the Palisades, the mid-size SUV will offer seating for up to eight and features technology designed for family road trips, including a 10-inch navigation display, wireless charging, seven USB outlets and 16 cup holders.

“The new 2020 Hyundai Palisade clearly evokes design imagery worthy of Hyundai’s flagship SUV, with new levels of all-road, all-weather capability, technology, safety, roominess and efficiency, all packaged in cutting-edge design,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president of product, corporate and digital planning, Hyundai Motor America. “This new Hyundai SUV is the ultimate family vehicle for practical, comfortable daily use and memory-making road trips whenever the appeal of the open road should beckon.”

Leather-equipped models offer quilted Nappa leather, while the instrument panel has smooth woodgrain trim in a wraparound interior design—creating a spacious and comfortable ambiance.

Upping the safety game, the Palisade also offers a Blind View Monitor that works alongside the standard Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist. The Heads-Up Display feature projects a virtual image onto the windshield, helping drivers keep their eyes on the road.

The Palisade will replace Hyundai’s Veracruz, which has been out of production since 2015, and will be available in the U.S. beginning summer 2019.