The Palisade is the Korean brand’s new big dog.
Hyundai has introduced its biggest SUV to date at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show, the new Palisade!
As a large, mainstream three-row SUV, the Palisade is Hyundai’s answer to the likes of the Ford Explorer, Subaru Ascent, and Volkswagen Atlas. It has a presence that cannot be ignored, thanks in large part to a blunt front end with a massive, thickly-chromed grille and thin lights. It looks like a Kona on steroids, frankly speaking.
The interior has seating for up to eight passengers (a seven-passenger configuration is available) with 18 cubic feet of trunk space to spare. Folding the third row seats gets you 45.8 cubes, and there are some 16 cup holders scattered throughout.
When designing the dashboard, Hyundai replaced many of the buttons one would normally expect with a 10.2-inch touch screen but made sure to keep physical buttons for the stereo and the HVAC. The company’s Blue Link app allows owners to perform a wide variety of functions like locking or unlocking the car, starting the engine, and adjusting the climate control.
The options list includes wireless smartphone charging, seven USB ports, a power-operated hatch, and third-row seats that fold down at the push of a button.
Under the hood, the Palisade launches with a 3.8-liter, Atkinson-cycle V6 that generates 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft. of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission spins the front wheels, though buyers can pay extra for all-wheel drive.
The Hyundai Palisade replaces the Santa Fe XL. North American sales begin in summer 2019.
Hyundai, Kia Show Off Wireless EV Charging, Automated Valet Parking
After essentially charging itself, the vehicle automatically reparks itself in an empty spot.
Hyundai and Kia have revealed a new Automated Valet Parking System that makes it easier for electric car owners to charge and park their EVs.
The innovative feature informs the driver of the vehicle’s remaining battery charge and automatically finds wireless charging stations. When instructed, the vehicle then proceeds to drive on its own to an available charging station and charges wirelessly via magnetic induction, before navigating to another vacant parking spot so that other EVs have access to the charging station.
Once the driver is ready to go, the car autonomously returns to his / her location. Watch it in action…
Hyundai and Kia hope that their new Automated Valet Parking System will alleviate crowding at charging stations once electric cars gain prominence. But despite combining several technologies that are already under development, it isn’t expected to be ready until 2025.
Hyundai Delivers Its First Nexo Fuel Cell Vehicle
The promising hydrogen-powered SUV is off to the races!
Hyundai is celebrating the delivery of the first Nexo, the first mass-produced fuel cell SUV for North America.
The car went to Todd Hochrad of Ventura, California, a former scientist and eco car enthusiast who purchased his first hybrid car back in 2003 and has since owned various hybrid and pure electric models.
The Nexo offers an impressive driving range of up to 380 miles (612 km). For the 2019 model year, is available in two trim levels, Blue or Limited. The Blue trim level can be leased for $399, while the Limited trim level is priced at $449 for 36 months.
You can own one outright for $59,345 before any government credits and other such incentives.
The Nexo comes with the first year of maintenance for free and is eligible for a California tax credit up to $5,000. Hyundai also gives buyers hydrogen fueling cards that cover the fueling costs for the first three years.
Hyundai Elantra Owner Drives 1 Million Miles With Original Powertrain
Hyundai was so impressed they gave her a new car.
Hyundai doesn’t usually give out free cars, so you can bet Farrah Haines earned the brand new 2019 Elantra the Korean automaker gifted her.
Haines is a delivery driver in Kansas who drives about 200,000 miles a year delivering auto parts and other products. She managed to clock one million miles on her 2013 Elantra without swapping out the original powertrain, an impressive feat for any make of car.
“My Hyundai has been a great car to me,” Haines said in a statement. “I love to drive and have made a successful career out of it, so it was no surprise that I was able to get to a million miles.”
“This is not only a milestone for Farrah, but also for Hyundai and the quality of our vehicles,” a congratulatory Dean Evans, CMO, Hyundai Motor America, stated. “Reaching one million miles with the original powertrain in just five years is an extremely rare and incredible achievement. We created the 1 Million Mile Emblem because we believe in making things better for our loyal customers and look forward to other Hyundai drivers joining Farrah in the one million mile club.”
We wish Haines another one million miles in her new Elantra.