Hyundai plans to launch two new models in the Middle East, the first of which will be the 2020 Palisade crossover SUV that will succeed the Grand Santa Fe. It’s going to be a new flagship model. The company will also release the 2020 Sonata sedan, which will be the eighth generation model in the series. Be sure to check out these two cars for sale if you are looking for comfort, smart tech and reliability!
The 2020 Palisade will go neck and neck with the Kia Sorento, Mazda CX-9, and the Ford Explorer. The new crossover will largely have the same specifications as the Kia Telluride. The Sonata, on the other hand, will have a lot in common with the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, and Toyota Camry.
A New Upgraded Design
Both the new cars have an appealing design and also pack in the best-in-class technologies and features. The new Sonata will be a significant upgrade over the last model in terms of design. The Palisade boasts of contemporary design and is luxurious as well as spacious.
It is a seven-seater crossover and will also have safety features such as Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Following Assist, Safe Exit Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist, and High Beam Assist. The company says that Sonata will also get the new ‘Hyundai SmartSense’ advanced driver assistance package, which means it will also get some of the safety features that Palisade will come with.
The Sonata has received a facelift, and now looks kind of upmarket. Moreover, it also has a better build quality, seemingly expensive materials, high end fit and finish, and an improved infotainment system. The interiors of both Sonata and Palisade look classy and modern. Work has also been down to minimize road and wind noise. Both the new cars have been constructed with higher strength steel. Sonata is also Hyundai’s first car to feature the third-generation vehicle platform and this will improve the driving experience.
Impressive Engines Under The Hood
The Sonata packs in a 2.5-liter four-popper which delivers 191 hp and 245 Nm of torque. It is accompanied by an 8-speed automatic transmission. The car can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.5 seconds and it gives a mileage of 7.1 L/100 km.
The Palisade is underpinned by a 3.8-liter V6 which offers 295 hp and 355 Nm torque. It also uses an 8-speed gearbox also features the company’s proprietary HTRAC all-wheel-drive system.
The Cars Are Expected To Arrive This Summer
Although Hyundai hasn’t announced when the two new models will be released, they will most likely be launched in summer.