Hyundai’s smartest car will call an ambulance after an accident, remind you to lock the doors if you forget, let you open the windows or adjust the climate control with voice commands, and track the car’s speed and location when you lend it to friends or acquaintances. a family.
New Hyundai Palisade is the first car in Hyundai showrooms to feature high-tech “Bluelink” features and a smartphone app that brings it closer to technology leaders like BMW and Tesla.
Other changes to the updated Palisade include a host of safety features such as an airbag placed between the driver and passenger.
Automatic reverse braking is now part of the deal, as is an “SOS” feature that automatically calls for help after a crash.
A 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster joins an equally large central infotainment screen, as well as a digital center mirror that provides an unobstructed view of the road behind you when the cabin is full of people or cargo.
Selling from $65,900 plus travel expenses, the standard Palisade has Apple CarPlay and Android auto, a 12-speaker stereo, a power liftgate, a sunroof and more.
The $10,000 premium Highlander options come with heating and cooling, electrically adjustable leather seats with memory settings, a heated steering wheel, a 360-degree camera, 20-inch alloy wheels, and an optional sunroof at the rear.
Exterior changes to both variants include vertical LED taillights, new wheels and rectangular tailpipes.
Buyers can choose between a 3.8-liter V6 engine that consumes 10.7 l / 100 km of gasoline and develops 217 kW and 355 Nm of power, or a more economical 2.2-liter turbodiesel that consumes 7.3 l / 100 km and develops power 147 kW and 440 Nm.
Both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, but only the diesel has all-wheel drive (V6 powering the front wheels), which adds up to a $4,000 price premium separating the pair.
Originally published as Smart tech for Hyundai’s luxury flagship