Hyundai is expected to soon launch a full-size SUV that will share its platform with the production version of sister brand Kia’s Telluride concept. And a fresh report out of the United States suggests that Hyundai has settled on a name for its new model.
According to AutoGuide.com, the Korean automaker recently filed an application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to reserve the “Palisade” badge for use on “automobiles and structural parts thereof”.
While little is known about the upcoming three-row SUV, it is expected to share both its platform and its powertrain with Kia’s version of the seven-seater, which has already been confirmed for production by Hyundai-Kia chief design officer Peter Schreyer.
The report speculates that Hyundai’s new large SUV – which will slot in above the new, fourth-generation Santa Fe – will be revealed early in 2019. Whether the production version will be offered outside of North America remains to be seen.
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