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Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors confirmed Palisade and facelifted Kona coming to Malaysia in 2021

If you’re looking for alternative SUV that is trending in the Malaysia market, Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has confirmed two SUV models will be available in Malaysia market soon. HSDM is expected to launch luxury SUV Palisade and compact SUV, the 2021 facelifted Kona.

The Palisade is a flagship premium 7-seater SUV that rides on a new SUV chassis. With exceptional roominess for the second and third row seats as well as generous cargo space, the Palisade is positioned as the ultimate family vehicle thanks to its practicality and comfort for daily use. Powering the Palisade is an Atkinson-cycle 3.8-liter V6, dual CVVT, direct-injected engine, which claimed to offers excellent power and efficiency with an estimated 291 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and an estimated 355 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm. 

The facelifted Kona will also features a new Smartstream G2.0 Atkinson engine mated to a CVT transmission, a more refined front fascia design, new 17 and 18-inch wheels, an enhanced SmartSense state-of-the-art safety package and a remote starter.

HSDM’s Managing Director, Mr Low Yuan Lung, said that while the Palisade and the facelifted Kona are among models that HSDM will be launching this year, other new models are also in the pipeline and is bound to excite the market. Fans should continue to follow HSDM’s news to find out when the new models are due for launch.

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