The Hyundai Palisade has touched down on South African shores, with the local arm of the Korean manufacturer revealing pricing for the flagship SUV in its SUV/crossover portfolio. 

For an in-depth review of the Palisade, be sure to grab your copy of APEX issue 02

Hyundai Palisade
Striking LED headlamps standard fitment.

Priced from R999 900, the largest model in Hyundai South Africa’s SUV is available in seven- and eight-seater guise. As standard, the two-strong line-up ships with the Korean carmaker’s comprehensive “Elite” trim line. Included in the list of standard specification, the Palisade features infotainment items such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto screen mirroring, and convenience items such as wireless smartphone charging, park distance sensors with rear-view camera, and Hyundai’s multi-terrain mode. Safety features include, among others, six airbags and blind-spot detection.

Hyundai Palisade
“Elite” trim line includes, among others, heating and ventilation for the seats.

One engine option – a 2,2-litre turbodiesel – is employed across the range. The four-cylinder unit is endowed with 142 kW and 440 N.m, available from 3 800 r/min and 2 750 r/min respectively. Power and torque are directed to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Hyundai Palisade
The Palisade measures 4 980 mm long.

Both models are priced from R999 900 and sold with Hyundai’s seven-year/105 000 km service plan. Included in the asking price are a five-year/150 000 km vehicle warranty and seven-year/200 000 km drivetrain warranty.

Hyundai Palisade
20-inch alloy wheels ship standard.

Said Mike O’Brien, vice president of product, corporate and digital planning at Hyundai Motor America, when the Palisade was introduced to the global market, “The 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.” “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,” O’Brien added.