Hyundai plants to launch the Toyota Land Cruiser’s rival – an eight-seater full-size go-anywhere SUV even bigger than the oncoming Hyundai Palisade.
So, the Korean company continues expending its line-up. True, the new model will arrive not earlier than in 3.5 years. It will be marketed in Australia, the Middle East and may be the USA, where large off-roaders are popular.
The Palisade (pictured), by the way, is planned to go on sale in the United States in 2019.
The new SUV’s name has not been unveiled yet, as well as we don’t know if it will have a monocoque chassis like the Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride or a ladder one like serious off-road SUVs.
Judging by the projected dimensions, either a petrol Kia Stinger‘s 370-hp 3.3-liter twin-turbo 6-cylinder motor with 510 Nm of torque will be chosen for the new vehicle or a more powerful 5.0-liter V8 from Genesis G90 with an output of 400 hp (500 Nm).
The Hyundai’s oncoming model together with the Hyundai Palisade should help the Korean brand to strengthen its position primarily in the American market, where competition with Toyota is strong, and the demand for the Land Cruiser has been declining.