27 photos why the 2022 Hyundai Palisade is a Cadillac with better interior than a BMW
Jerrica · Dec 16, 2021 02:44 PM
The largest SUV Hyundai has in its arsenal is now on sale in Malaysia, the 2022 Hyundai Palisade comes fully imported from Ulsan, Korea and will go up against the Mazda CX-9 7/8-seater SUV. Prices for the Palisade starts at RM 328,888 to RM 358,888 with four variants and two engines to choose from.
The two engine choices are a 3.8-litre V6 petrol engine that produces 295 PS and 355 Nm and a 2.2-litre CRDi turbodiesel engine that churns out 200 PS and 440 Nm. Hyundai's H-TRAC 4-wheel-drive is only available on the diesel variant while the petrol variants are front-wheel-drive only.
Each engine option comes with a choice of 7 seats or 8 seats. The diesel variants are known as Executive 7 and Executive 8, while the petrol variants are known as Luxe 7 and Luxe 8. But the variants do not vary much in appearance. The only way to differentiate them is to look at the engine badging on the rear end.
The Palisade features what Hyundai know as crocodile daytime running light (DRL) pattern where the lights flow through the split headlight design. The headlights are paired with Hyundai’s signature massive diamond cascading grille that is hard to miss.
From the side, the first feature that catches the eye is the unique side mirror and signal light placement. Instead of just a small bulb on the side mirror, designers have stretched the entire light fixture across the back of the panel.
There are also bits of chrome panels running across the windows and lower door panels to break up an otherwise boring side profile. Looking at the SUV from the side, the Palisade’s side profile strongly reminds us of the Cadillac Escalade.
At the rear, the word Palisade is emblazoned across the back while squarish taillights are paired with more chrome panels to finish off the futuristic look.
Head inside and you will be greeted by a choice of plush leather seats or Nappa leather seats depending on the interior colour option that you pick.
The third-row seats are easily accessible thanks to the one-touch button that will fold the second-row seats forward. The second-row seats can also be folded flat with a push of a button in the boot area if you need more storage space.
Hyundai has equipped the front seats with ventilated and heated seats while only the second-row seats in the 7-seater variants get both ventilated and heated seats. The second-row in the 8-seater Palisade only gets heated seats.
Unfortunately, the Malaysian market will have to make do with a smaller 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display that supports both wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Only the 3.8-litre petrol version will get the full suite of Hyundai SmartSense ADAS. The system includes Smart Cruise Control (SCC), Blind-spot Collision Warning (BCA), Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA), Safe Exit Alert (SEA), just to name a few.
The diesel variants will have to make do with conventional cruise control, Blind Spot Collision Warning, and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning.
Hyundai Sime Darby Malaysia (HSDM) offers the Palisade with a 2-year or 50,000 km mileage warranty. Buyers have the option to extend the warranty to 5-years or 300,000 km mileage.
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