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Hyundai's Remarkable Flagship SUV: The First-Ever Palisade

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Hyundai Asia Resources Inc., the Philippines' official distributor of Hyundai passenger and commercial vehicles, proudly introduced Hyundai's newest flagship SUV to the Philippine public at the 2019 Manila International Auo Show: the 2020 Hyundai Palisade.

The name Palisade refers to the picturesque and affluent Pacific Palisades community in Southern California known for modern architectural masterpiece homes and spectacular sunsets.

Tagged "Always Remarkable", the 2020 Palisade has taken the world by storm ever since its global debut just four months ago at the Los Angeles Auto Show.  Its world-class features and unprecedented style rocked the world with a new standard for SUVs.  To top it off, BTS, the world's most influential Kpop group that has become a household name even in the West, was handpicked by Hyundai to serve as the endorsers for the Palisade - a collaboration that further skyrocketed the 2020 Hyundai Palisade to new heights.  It now has a 56,309 total order count as of March 2019, with 36,027 more orders to be delivered to customers in the South Korean domestic market. 

Recently, the Palisade won the prestigious Red Dot Award 2019 for exceptional design topping the category for "Product Design - Cars and Motorcycles," receiving recognition for its refined visual design breakthroughs, while featuring state-of-the-art technology, safety features, and exceptional comfort.

When it comes to performance, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade goes all out to give you the best show:  a 2.2 liter CRDi e-VGT GLS engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that delivers powerfully smooth, quiet and seamless driving without leaving you hanging for more since it can unleash 200ps.  The Palisade offers Hyundai's HTRAC  All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) System for driving stability with variable power delivery to the rear wheels to optimize traction over diverse road surfaces.  Also a first among Korean SUVs, the dial-type HTRAC Multi-Terrain Control gives you the freedom to choose the best driving modes so you can cruise over the roughest terrain or along city streets with equal ease.

One look at the 2020 Hyundai Palisade and one can already tell why Hyundai's Flagship SUV immediately transformed into a superstar in its own right.  Reflecting the premium values of a flagship SUV, Palisade's bold lines are a statement of pure elegance.  The ample hood and a large cascading mesh-type grill emphasize the strength and luxurious quality, while its cavernous cargo room is phenomenally multipurpose at 509 liters.  This means that the Palisade's seven-seating capacity, complete with second row captain seats, won't just indulge your passengers wih luxurious comfort and ample personal space: you can also fold the 60/40 - split third row composed of power-activated seats down for quick convenience. 

But of course, what good is a phenomenal amount of space or world-class performance, if it's not loaded with premium features that would make each passenger feel like a VIP?  The 2020 Hyundai Palisade combines advanced display technology and a wide layout - a visual treat that complements its high bridge console, enhancing the futuristic and luxurious image of the vehicle.  Its fully automatic airconditioning system allows the front, second and third row seats to independently control their desired cabin temperature, while seven USB ports (6 charging ports and 1 multimedia terminal) are distirbuted around the cabin.  A powerful audio system equipped with six speakers is sure to set the perfect ambiance for passengers who can also sit back and gaze through the sunroof, while those at the front can access the AVN sysem equipped with a 10.5 -inch screen.

As stunning as it is accomodating, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade is more than just a pretty face with tough structure and cool technology -  it keeps you guarded and secure.  It employs Advance High Strength Steel (AHSS) in key suspension and crash areas for increased tensile-strength and lighter overall vehicle weight.  The instrument cluster supervison (with 7" TFT LCD) allows you to view key driving data without losing focus on the road ahead - made smarter with a Head-Up Display (HUD) that projects your GPS navigation information onto the windshield.  The 2020 Hyundai Palisade also boasts of the class-exclusive Blind View Monitor with Blind Spot Collision Warning and Blind Spot Monitor that is activated whenever the turn signal is on.  The Cruise control lets you control the throttle to maintain a smoother ride, while its airbag system composed of 9 airbags (front, side, curtain, and knee) brings extra level of safety for all passengers. 

With its world-class features, crowd-pleasing performance and unprecedented style, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade has successfully earned its right as Hyundai's Flagship SUV that you can get for the suggested retail price of Php 3,240,000.00

- Hyundai PR

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Carl Cabusas
A graduate in Business Administration and Economics, Carl Cabusas works as a real estate professional by day. He has been a car enthusiast at a very young age while growing up in the U.S influenced by his uncle who is an avid car collector. The passion for travel, lifestyle, gadgets and watches is his take on living life in the right balance of yen and yang (work and life balance) in the hopes of encouraging others to work hard but at the same time enjoy life and live it to the fullest and discover their own passion.