The recent launch of the brand-new Palisade amazed the automotive world. Soon after, it entered the group of best models in the class of mid-size crossovers, thanks to all the amazing things it offers. Now, people are talking about the possible novelties and one of the first things that come to mind is electrification. According to some rumors, the electrification could happen already in the next year, in the form of the 2022 Hyundai Palisade Hybrid.
Obviously, the main characteristic of this model would be the electrified powertrain. Other than that, things shouldn’t be any different compared to the standard gasoline-powered model. So, you may count on a spacious three-row crossover, which offers plenty of passenger and cargo room. Furthermore, the interior quality is impressive, while the list of standard and available equipment is very long.
We presume that the 2022 Hyundai Palisade Hybrid release date would be scheduled for the second half of the year. However, keep in mind that the officials are still quiet, so take the following with a big reserve.
2022 Hyundai Palisade Hybrid Specs
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is the powertrain. At this point, we can’t be very precise in terms of 2022 Hyundai Palisade Hybrid specs, but we can speculate. We presume there would be a lot of similarities with the upcoming Santa Fe Hybrid. Of course, we are talking about the plug-in hybrid version, which is based on a 1.6-liter turbo-four engine, which comes in pair with a 90-hp electric motor, for a total output of 265 horsepower. It comes with a 13.8 kWh battery pack, which ensures 30 miles of the all-electric range.
Considering that the Palisade is notably bigger, we would expect to see some upgrades. For example, we would expect a little bit more power, which should come from a bigger gasoline engine. Also, we would expect to see a little bit bigger battery, which would be able to provide a decent all-electric range.
2022 Hyundai Palisade Hybrid Design
Other than the powertrain, we don’t expect that the 2022 Hyundai Palisade Hybrid would be much different compared to standard gasoline models. Therefore, we would see a familiar layout, which has a lot of great things to offer. This crossover is good for more than 114 inches in wheelbase, which is typical for the class. What we like about this model is its suspension setup. It completely focuses on comfort, so the ride is really smooth. Of course, this means a big compromise in terms of handling, so things aren’t particularly great for those who would like to add little excitement to their ride. For them, the best thing would be to check Mazda CX-9, which offers sharp handling and a surprisingly sporty ride for an SUV.
We don’t expect bigger changes in terms of the styling either. Of course, there is always room for a couple of unique details, but the overall appearance will remain the same.
The same thing is expected with the interior design. Of course, the instrument cluster would be slightly different, but the dashboard would retain the same overall shape. That’s great, considering that the whole interior features high-quality materials, along with excellent fit and finish.
The front seats are also great. They are massive and supportive, while the amount of passenger space is great. The second row is as impressive, while the third row can also accommodate adults. Considering that the battery would be positioned under the body, the passenger room wouldn’t be compromised. The same thing goes for the cargo area. In the standard model, you may count on about 18 cubic feet of cargo space behind its third-row seats, 45.8 cubic feet with these seats folded, and 86.4 cubic feet of the total volume.
At this point, it’s hard to tell if the 2022 Hyundai Palisade Hybrid would come as a trim level or just powertrain options. In the second case, it would probably come fully loaded with features. In other cases, the trim level organization wouldn’t be much different compared to the standard gasoline model.
For reference, the current model comes standard with things like an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, HD Radio, Bluetooth, and five USB ports. Additionally, you can get goodies like a 10.2-inch touch screen, navigation, satellite radio, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon stereo, two additional USB ports, wireless device charging, 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a panoramic sunroof, ambient interior lighting, hands-free power liftgate etc.
2022 Hyundai Palisade Hybrid Release Date and Price
Some sources suggest that the 2022 Hyundai Palisade Hybrid release date could happen already this year. However, keep in mind the fact that the officials are still quiet and take this with a big reserve. Considering that a lot of things are still a mystery, so won’t speculate about the price at this point.