Hyundai's debut into the 3-row SUV market before the 2020 Palisade consisted of just lengthening a Santa Fe

 fitting in a basic third row, and calling it quits. It worked for purchasers who weren't going to use the third row 

However, it struggled to compete well with specific 3-row cars like the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, and others.

Therefore, when Hyundai unveiled the Palisade, they clearly meant to make up for lost time. 

Despite the fact that Kia Telluride was unmistakably a sibling from a different mother

was openly bigger, more feature-rich, and plainly not a derivation of any current Hyundai vehicle

But what caught many people off guard when the vehicle made its debut was the design,