Singapore's 2021 Hyundai Palisade could offer clues to the Malaysian-spec car

Sanjay · Jun 16, 2021 12:30 PM

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The stocky 2021 Hyundai Palisade is a model that's launching in Malaysia this year, with aims to turn heads away from the equally-massive Mazda CX-9.

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However, we aren't the first in this region to get the model - Indonesia, and most recently Singapore introduced the SUV, the latter of which we'll be taking a look at here.

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Bigger wheels for Singapore

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Korean-spec Palisade, but these are the 20-inch wheels

The Palisade generally looks the same across markets, with the exception of different wheels or colour options.

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Singapore's sole variant rolls around on 20-inch wheels, two inches larger than the Indonesian-spec Palisade.

8-seats, not 7

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Singapore's Palisade is the 8-seater variant, which offers regular bench-type second- and third-row seats.

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Up front, there's a 7-inch instrument cluster, complementing the 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

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Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are thankfully standard, as is the wireless smartphone charger.

Also read: Why your next car should come with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay

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Other nifty features include ventilated and heated front seats (10-way power-adjustble driver's seat too), double sunroofs, and a powered tailgate.

Safety - Basic safety systems

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Standard on the Palisade is a blind spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert, as well as a 360-degree camera, Safe Exit Assist (SEA), and Rear Occupant Alert (ROA).

Sadly there's no mention of adaptive cruise control, which is a shame considering how grand the rest of the car is.

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Rounding up the Palisade's safety suite are 6 airbags and the requisite ISOFIX tethers.

These safety features are pretty much level-pegging with the Indonesian-spec car.

Performance - better in Malaysia

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3.8-litre V6 petrol engine pictured

Here's our trump card - we already know the Malaysian-spec Palisade will be powered by a 3.8-litre direct-injected V6 engine that produces 291 PS and 355 Nm.

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In Singapore, the Palisade comes with a smaller-capacity V6: a 3.5-litre mill, making 277 PS and 336 Nm.

The Indonesian-spec Palisade meanwhile comes with a 2.2-litre diesel, churning out 200 PS and 440 Nm.

Hyundai Palisade in Malaysia

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As mentioned above, the Hyundai Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) will be introducing the Palisade here. Just when is still unclear.

Also read: 2021 Hyundai Palisade launching in Malaysia soon – 3.8L V6, 291 PS/355 Nm

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The spyshots we ran before showed a left-hand drive model, so it's the training unit and not too indicative of how the car's local specs.

Also read: Launching in Malaysia soon: 20 pics why the Hyundai Palisade is prettier than the Mazda CX-9

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