Hyundai can release competitor Toyota Land Cruiser 200August 23, 2018
The new model can appear in the Hyundai line at least three years later, according to the Australian edition of Car Sales. According to the portal, this will be a full-size SUV, the main competitor of which will be the Toyota Land Cruiser 200. If the project receives a “green light”, then the main markets for it will be, in fact, Australia, the Middle East and, possibly, the US. However, in Russia, too, like big cars, so in our country such a model of Hyundai certainly would have found buyers.
According to Car Sales, the new SUV will be larger than the crossover Hyundai Palisade and Toyota Land Cruiser 200 (length of the “Japanese” – 4 950 mm). Note that Palisade has not officially been introduced yet, it should debut by the end of this year, the design of this model will be performed based on the concept of HDC-2 Grandmaster.
It is not yet known whether a large SUV will be a frame-crossed Hyundai or it will be built on the same platform as Palisade. At the heart of the latest model is supposedly a new platform with a transverse arrangement of the engine and a basic drive to the front axle. In the line of motors of the unnamed SUV Hyundai can enter petrol bi-turbo V6 3.3 and atmospheric V8 5.0, familiar from other models of the Korean concern. In addition, the flagship can get a new turbodiesel, details of which yet.
As for Hyundai Palisade, then the main market for this SUV will be the States. Meanwhile, as a representative of the Russian brand office said earlier, a large crossover can reach our market.
By the way, Kia is also preparing for the premiere a new all-terrain vehicle – a serial embodiment of the Telluride prototype. This model, most likely, is built on the same platform as the Hyundai Palisade.