- hyundai teased a rendering of a palisade n on instagram for april fools' day.
- it also posted renderings of a nexo hydrogen fuel-cell crossover and a prophecy ev concept with the n treatment.
- if the palisade n was actually a real thing, we'd think it'd be powered by a higher-output version of the genesis gv80's twin-turbo 3.5-liter v-6.
right now, hyundai only offers one car with its n (which stands for namyang, home to hyundai's r&d center, and also for the nürburgring) high-performance treatment, and that's the rowdy veloster n. the kona compact crossover could also be getting the n treatment, too, because we recently spied a prototype testing on the 'ring. hyundai is teasing us today, though, because it released renderings of a palisade n on instagram for april fools' day.
we like what we see. the palisade n is finished in performance blue, the color of our long-term veloster n, which we adore, with red accents on the front splitter, side skirts, and rear diffuser. it looks a bit lower, with wider hips, and out back it's equipped with a rear decklid spoiler and a quad-tip exhaust.
currently, the palisade's sole powertrain option is a 291-hp 3.8-liter v-6 paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, the same unit that's used in its kia telluride sibling. if this palisade n were real—and we're daydreaming here—we think it would use a higher-output version of the genesis gv80's twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter v-6, putting out around 400 ponies.
hyundai also teased renderings of n versions of the nexo hydrogen fuel-cell crossover, which is only available for sale in california, and the prophecy electric concept.