All-new Hyundai Palisade 2020 uncovered to shake up SUV market


Hyundai Motors and Investment Ghana Limited, authorised dealer of the Hyundai brand range of vehicles, has launched the all-new Hyundai Palisade 2020 – a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) – onto the Ghanaian market.

The flagship Palisade is the biggest Hyundai SUV and a newcomer in the Hyundai SUV/CUV line up, and replaces the Grand Santa-Fe which also replaced the Hyundai Veracruz. It comes with various eye-catching elements including exquisite interior and exterior designs, high-tech convenience, safety features, ensuring a luxurious and relaxed experience for the driver and passengers.

A key feature that car buyers look out for is performance, and the new Palisade comes with some amazing performance functions which will gladden car lovers. The Palisade comes with innovative H-Trac and Multi Terrain control systems which afford drivers the ability to drive easily on any terrain.

With this technology, a driver is allowed to choose between six drive modes, each providing a different wheel spin to improve traction on different off-road terrains; be it snow, mud, sand, smart, comfort, sport or eco. Safety is a function that cannot be compromised in car manufacturing, and with Hyundai smart- sense built into the Palisade it is equipped with the latest active safety features to provide the driver with peace of mind.

Notable among these safety functions are included: Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW), which warns the driver of approaching vehicles in the blind spot area of the side mirrors; Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), a front view camera that detects lane markers and road edges, thus  helping prevent unintentional lane departures; and the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) has a front view camera and front radar in place to warn the driver of imminent collisions with other vehicles, or even certain types of objects; and if necessary apply emergency braking to prevent collision.

The Palisade is also loaded with six airbags at vital positions, has an AVM equipped with multiple cameras that gives a 360 degree viewing of the car which helps in parking, as well as a Safe Exit Assist (SEA) that locks rear doors when someone wants to open a rear door but the car senses an approaching vehicle or object.

In terms of convenience, the car is fitted with multiple USB charging-ports to enable the rear occupants charge their phones and other electronic devices. It also has a 10-way driver adjustable seat, wireless charging pad, one-touch button and walk-in bottom, as well as push-to-start and keyless entry systems.

Head, Sales and Marketing, Hyundai Motors and Investment Ghana Ltd., Ganesh Y. Phadale, speaking at the launch said: “The all-new Palisade is an amazing innovation that is fuel-efficient, economical, luxurious and built with a lot of enhanced safety features and comfort. It will also give tough competition to our competitors, because it meets the expectations of today’s knowledgeable, demanding and discerning customers,” he said.

The Palisade comes in different colours and is touted as being very affordable when compared to other vehicles within its class, and is priced at US$70,000.

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