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New SUV flagship to duke it out with the CX-9 and Kluger in the States, but LHD only rules it out for Oz.

Large crossover Hyundai Palisade showed in Los Angeles.

Measuring 196.1in (4981mm) long, 77.8in (1976mm) wide and 68.9in (1750mm) tall, the Palisade is longer and wider than the top-selling Toyota, while its 114.2in (2900mm) wheelbase is a match for the larger-than-class-average Nissan Pathfinder. The system is created to prevent children and pets from being forgotten in the vehicle, but it also helps in case children accidentally lock themselves in.

Hyundai's on-again, off-again relationship with crossovers not named "Santa Fe" is complicated.

But the design of the auto is similar to Santa Fe: its wide radiator grille is combined with "two-level" optics.

So hopefully, the Hyundai Palisade can live up to expectations. The audio and navigation display is a 10.25 inch touchscreen in widescreen format, coupled with a 12.3-inch fully-digital TFT centre instrument cluster. If you find the centre tunnel to be neater than usual, that probably has to do with the shift-by-wire "gearstick" with automatic park logic that shifts the vehicle into "P" when the engine is off.

Hyundai's headliner out of this year's Los Angeles Auto Show is that it's entering the huge crossover SUV segment with the 2020 Palisade.

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Other advanced driver-assist systems extend to autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality, high-beam assist and driver attention warning. If movement is detected after the driver leaves the vehicle and locks the doors, it will honk the horn and send an alert to the driver's smartphone via Hyundai's Blue Link connected auto system.

Since this is a bigger vehicle, it has a Driver Talk in-car intercom with rear seat conversation modes and sleep modes. Buyers will also enjoy the convenience of an optional power-folding second and third row seat to make reconfiguring the cargo area a breeze.

Like the Santa Fe XL, the Palisade is powered exclusively by a V-6, a 291-horsepower 3.8-liter engine borrowed from Genesis that powers the front wheels or, optionally, all four wheels. Instead of the automatic transmission lever mounted button. The Palisade sits on a new front-wheel-drive transverse engine platform with all-wheel drive capability.

There's also a differential-locking function for "challenging traction situations".

Hyundai didn't say how much the Palisade would cost, but it's likely to start over the 2019 Santa Fe XL's entry price of $31,895.

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