The new Hyundai Palisade has been revealed at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, with the fresh-faced eight-seater assuming the role of flagship SUV in the Korean brand’s line-up.

Riding on a new platform, the automaker claims the Palisade – which will be built in Ulsan in Korea – boasts “exceptional second- and third-row roominess” as well as a “generous cargo area”.

Slotting in above the Santa Fe, the newcomer measures 4 981 mm long, 1 976 mm wide and 1 750 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2 900 mm.

In the US, power will come from an Atkinson-cycle 3,8-litre V6 petrol engine, delivered to the wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission (two-wheel- and four-wheel-drive configurations will be offered).

Interestingly, the Palisade features what Hyundai describes as an “industry-first” new roof vent diffuser design that can provide a partially diffused or fully diffused stream of air to rear passengers. This, says the brand, delivers quieter rear air-conditioning airflow, draft-free operation and more uniform distribution of air.

Inside, the US-spec model will feature a 10,25-inch touchscreen coupled with a 12,3-inch fully digital TFT instrument cluster. The interior features seven USB outlets, including front-seatback-based ports for the second-row occupants. As many as 16 cupholders are offered.