The fresh-faced Hyundai Palisade has launched in South Africa (be sure to keep an eye on APEX for our first impressions), with the local arm of the South Korean carmaker releasing pricing and spec for its large SUV. See pricing below…



The most significant update to the Palisade comes in the shape of a bold new front end. Aligning itself with the refreshed Venue’s (read our launch review here), though on a larger scale, the front grille is as prominent as ever. LED headlamps flank the black chrome grille. The Hyundai badge is also finished in black chrome. The headlamps and front fog lamps have also been revised. The new front bumper adds to its more pronounced look. The side mirrors’ indicators have also been redesigned. The Palisade rides on 20-inch alloy wheels.



The cabin features a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, which, like the range-topping Staria, displays the blind spots when indicating, and a large touchscreen infotainment system incorporating Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. An Infinity sound system relays tunes over 12 speakers. Wireless smartphone charging is also present. Further included in the package are tri-zone climate control (dual-zone for the driver and front passenger and single zone for the second-row passengers), front and second-row seat heating and ventilation, an array of USB ports and a dual sunroof. The driver’s pew is 10-way electrically adjustable.


The Palisade is equipped with a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel engine producing 142 kW and 440 Nm of torque, available from 3 800 r/min and 1 750 r/min, respectively. The powertrain is coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Power and torque are sent to all four corners.


The Palisade Elite is available with two seating configurations — a seven-seater and an eight-seater — both priced at R1 099 900. Pricing includes a seven-year/105 000 km service plan and a seven-year/200 000 km warranty.