The most luxurious Hyundai Palisade calligraphy trim debuted in South Korea in May 2020. Now the chic seems to arrive in the United States later this year with a starting price of $ 48,890 (plus destination fees $ 1,140), depending on Cars Direct citing a dealer ordering guide. Information for showrooms refers to this model as offering “Full Luxury”, while the existing Limited just “Luxury”.
“We cannot confirm future product plans at this time and / or the pricing details,” said Hyundai. Motor1.com when we asked for confirmation of this information.
As with the other versions of the Palisade, power comes from a 3.8-liter V6 developing 291 horsepower (216 kilowatts) and 262 pound-feet (355 newton meters) of torque. It goes through an eight-speed automatic. In the United States, Palisade calligraphy is exclusively available with all-wheel drive, while customers in South Korea can also get it with front-wheel drive.
The calligraphy carries a different grid mesh design that has an array of triangular pieces that expand toward the bottom of the entrance. The lower fascia is also a little different. Mirrors come standard with puddle lamps. At the rear there is rear accent lighting. The model rolls on 20 inch wheels with an angular and asymmetrical design.
The interior of the calligraphy comes exclusively with a seating arrangement of seven, including captain’s chairs for the second row. There are luxurious touches like a perforated leather steering wheel, quilted leather door panels and a faux suede headlining. The driver looks at a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. The elements of the Limited trim are preserved like the Nappa leather trim on the seats, the 10.25-inch infotainment screen and the double-glazed sunroof.
The South Korean market is also getting a new VIP model which is above calligraphy. It focuses on the comfort of people in the second row by adding an entertainment system, headrests with integrated speakers, heated and cooled cup holders and an air purifier. There is no indication yet if this version will arrive in the United States.