Spied: 2021 Hyundai Palisade and Genesis GV80 caught undisguised in Malaysia!

Sanjay · May 10, 2021 04:00 PM

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Palisade on the left, GV80 on the right

If the recent spate of spyshots tell anything, it's that Malaysia won't be lacking of new models in the near future: seen here is the upcoming 2021 Hyundai Palisade, and beside it, the 2021 Genesis GV80.

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Australia-spec Palisade shown, very roomy interior

Back in March, we reported that Hyundai Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) will be introducing the Palisade sometime this year. It's a premium 7-seater SUV, powered with a naturally-aspirated Atkinson-cycle 3.8-litre direct-injected V6 engine that produces 291 PS and 355 Nm.

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

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But that may not be too soon. Curiously, the Palisade seen in Careta's photos is left-hand drive, which probably means its the same training car owned by the now-closed Hyundai regional training centre.

Also read: Hyundai to close Asia Pacific HQ in Malaysia, moving to Indonesia

What about the Genesis GV80?

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Next to it is the Genesis GV80. It's also a 7-seater SUV, but much more premium than the Palisade.

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Although we're not sure what engine is in this particular car, the GV80 comes with a range of engines in other markets: there's 2.5- and 3.5-litre turbocharged petrol mills, and a sole 3.0-litre diesel option.

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Australia-spec GV80 pictured

Standard creature comforts across the range include a digital instrument cluster, 14.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and power-adjustable leather seats.

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There's also 10 airbags and a complete suite of ADAS features including adaptive cruise control with stop & go (ACC), forward collision warning (FCW), and lane keeping assist (LKA). And yes, these are available on all variants.

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Don't read too much into the GV80 just yet though. Considering the brand's less-than-stellar last attempt in Malaysia, there are no plans to reintroduce the brand here - meaning this may very well just be an internal use car.

Also read: From just a tiny workshop to overtaking Mercedes, this is Hyundai’s story of grit

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