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Hyundai has rocked our world with its boxy new Santa Fe, and now it seems that the larger Palisade will be receiving a similarly radical treatment in the future. While we already knew a redesigned Palisade was in the works, CarBuzz managed to eke out some more details about the three-row SUV at the recent 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show.




Now that the Santa Fe has gotten a sizable growth spurt––enough to bring back the third row option that was previously removed to make room for the Palisade––CarBuzz asked VP of Product Planning Olabisi Boyle whether the Santa Fe would ruffle the feathers of its larger sibling in terms of sales.


"We're also redesigning the Palisade," Boyle answered. She continued that the Santa Fe regained its third row as a result of consumer demand, but ensures that the Palisade will still offer more room in the way-back. "It's still going to be smaller than Palisade. As we are doing all of the next-generation models, we are designing them for each segment space that's appropriate."


While the Palisade will be stepping out of its comfort zone for its forthcoming redesign, it won't necessarily be boxy like the new Santa Fe. It remains to be seen what Hyundai has in store for the SUV. "I think you will be very excited," she told CarBuzz. "We want to take the things that they like to the next level. I'm excited for when it comes, but I have to keep myself from saying too much."


Rumors from Korea indicate that the next Palisade will add a long-awaited hybrid option, while dropping its current 3.8 liter V6 in favor of a turbocharged 3.5 liter version. Boyle couldn't confirm whether this is true, but she said that Hyundai offers "a lineup the [sic] addresses the gap" between gas and fully-electric models. "We have HEVs and PHEVs for the transition, and we have more efficient ICE vehicles," she said.



Regarding the smaller Santa Fe, Boyle thinks it is "going to please current customers." She continued that the SUV will also help to attract those who are new to the brand. "We did research. We wanted an SUV built for America built in America. It has a more muscular stance, which tends to be a little bit more boxy - more in line with what I think Americans expect of an SUV."


Going beyond the Santa Fe and Palisade, Hyundai is not going for a 'one size fits all' treatment in terms of design. A look at the rest of the lineup reveals that the brand is giving each model its own unique identity, and according to Boyle, that will continue. Just like to the radical redesign we saw with the Santa Fe, she said that we are "going to get more surprises."



Image Credits: Hyundai
Future Cars
Dec 16, 2023
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Hyundai Promises That The Redesigned Palisade Will Be "Next Level"

The new three-row will follow in the Santa Fe's radical footsteps.

Hyundai has rocked our world with its boxy new Santa Fe, and now it seems that the larger Palisade will be receiving a similarly radical treatment in the future. While we already knew a redesigned Palisade was in the works, CarBuzz managed to eke out some more details about the three-row SUV at the recent 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show.




Now that the Santa Fe has gotten a sizable growth spurt––enough to bring back the third row option that was previously removed to make room for the Palisade––CarBuzz asked VP of Product Planning Olabisi Boyle whether the Santa Fe would ruffle the feathers of its larger sibling in terms of sales.


"We're also redesigning the Palisade," Boyle answered. She continued that the Santa Fe regained its third row as a result of consumer demand, but ensures that the Palisade will still offer more room in the way-back. "It's still going to be smaller than Palisade. As we are doing all of the next-generation models, we are designing them for each segment space that's appropriate."


While the Palisade will be stepping out of its comfort zone for its forthcoming redesign, it won't necessarily be boxy like the new Santa Fe. It remains to be seen what Hyundai has in store for the SUV. "I think you will be very excited," she told CarBuzz. "We want to take the things that they like to the next level. I'm excited for when it comes, but I have to keep myself from saying too much."


Rumors from Korea indicate that the next Palisade will add a long-awaited hybrid option, while dropping its current 3.8 liter V6 in favor of a turbocharged 3.5 liter version. Boyle couldn't confirm whether this is true, but she said that Hyundai offers "a lineup the [sic] addresses the gap" between gas and fully-electric models. "We have HEVs and PHEVs for the transition, and we have more efficient ICE vehicles," she said.



Regarding the smaller Santa Fe, Boyle thinks it is "going to please current customers." She continued that the SUV will also help to attract those who are new to the brand. "We did research. We wanted an SUV built for America built in America. It has a more muscular stance, which tends to be a little bit more boxy - more in line with what I think Americans expect of an SUV."


Going beyond the Santa Fe and Palisade, Hyundai is not going for a 'one size fits all' treatment in terms of design. A look at the rest of the lineup reveals that the brand is giving each model its own unique identity, and according to Boyle, that will continue. Just like to the radical redesign we saw with the Santa Fe, she said that we are "going to get more surprises."



Image Credits: Hyundai

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