Elephant in the room

Hyundai's new Palisade seven-seat flagship SUV is as appealing as it is controversial

The cavernous cabin of Hyundai's Palisade is well-insulated against noise.
ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
The cavernous cabin of Hyundai's Palisade is well-insulated against noise.
ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
The cavernous cabin of Hyundai's Palisade is well-insulated against noise.
The cavernous cabin of Hyundai's Palisade is well-insulated against noise. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
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Sitting between the X5 and X7, BMW's biggest sport utility vehicles (SUVs), the Palisade is Hyundai's most massive car yet.

Its 3.5-litre normally aspirated V6 is a departure from the South Korean brand's predominantly small-displacement vehicles as well as its growing zero-displacement electric cars.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 15, 2021, with the headline Elephant in the room. Subscribe