Hyundai N has just revealed its Palisade N performance-focussed SUV, which is claimed to be the craziest SUV ever from the house of the South Korean auto major
In the April Fools’ day when people were trying to joke around to forget the world’s heartbreaking health crisis, Hyundai N decided to release its fun ideas for its future products instead. The high-performance car sub-brand of Hyundai has revealed the fast-running Hyundai Palisade N that is claimed to be the company’s craziest SUV till the today’s date.
The Hyundai Palisade N adopts the brand’s signature blue body paint scheme along with contrasting black areas and red stripes. The SUV rides on a lower height that lends it a sportier stance that the regular model is.
The radiator grille of the Palisade N is exclusive while the front air dam, alloy wheels, and quad exhaust pipes are unique. The Palisade N also has a more aerodynamic roof spoiler which makes a good mix with the triangular brake light and underbody spoilers altogether.
Being a mid-sized SUV that shares the same underpinnings with the Kia Telluride, the Hyundai Palisade N measures 4,980 mm long, 1,975 mm wide, 1,750 mm high along with a wheelbase of 2,900 mm. Just like the Kia car, the Hyundai is a left-hand-drive-only vehicle.
For the uninitated, the “N” in Hyundai Palisade N nameplate stands for “Namyang” which is home for Hyundai’s global R&D centre based in South Korea. It is worth noting here that this Palisade N is just an imaginary car and currently there’s no plan to launch the production-spec Palisade N anytime soon.
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As for the regular Palisade, it was sad that the Hyundai Palisade doesn’t make it to India. Hyundai offers the with a range of engines including a 277 PS 3.5-litre MPi petrol engine, a 295 PS 3.8-litre GDi petrol motor along with a 2.2-litre TCi diesel mill making two states of tune – 193 PS and 200 PS. Transmission duties are handled by a standard 8-speed automatic transmission. The Hyundai Palisad is available in both 7-seat and 8-seat configurations along with an option of AWD system. In South Korea, the Hyundai Palisade is priced at around KRW 33.97 million (approx. Rs 21.09 Lakh).
Hyundai showcased a Hyundai N in the form of Hyundai i30 Fastback N at the Auto Expo 2020. Various reports suggested that the Hyundai i30 Fastback N will be launched in India but the South Korean brand is yet to confirm for the same.