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Hyundai repackages Palisade, debuts Calligraphy trim level for 2021

The 2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy joins the company's lineup for 2021.

Photo courtesy of Hyundai Motor America
Hyundai is already stealing market share from its competitors with the three-row Palisade SUV; nearly half of Palisade buyers had never considered the Hyundai brand before. Now, they're adding to the appeal with a shuffled trim level lineup that includes the addition of a top-tier Calligraphy model.

The 2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy builds on the model's Palisade Limited model. It comes standard with all-wheel drive with hill descent control and Snow drive mode.

2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy

2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy

Photo courtesy of Hyundai Motor America

The model rides on Calligraphy-exclusive 20-inch alloy wheels, and has a unique grille design, an upgraded side door garnish, high-end rear-accent lighting signature, and ultra-wide LED center high-mount stoplight puddle lamps.

The flagship SUV's cabin is equipped with quilted leather door panels, a microfiber suede headliner, a cargo sill protection plate, and perforated leather steering wheel.

All models continue to be powered by a 3.8-liter V6 engine that is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. However, there are some changes to the features roster. Most of the equipment previously found in the Driver Guidance package, including a 10.25-inch infotainment touch screen, navigation, Highway Drive Assist, satellite radio, Blue Link, and Driver Talk has been added as standard equipment on Palisade Premium and higher models.

Palisade SE and above models without navigation get multiple device connection capability, HD radio, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

Additionally, LED headlamps are now standard and Palisade SEL models and above also come standard with a sunroof and LED map lights. Premium models also get a melange headliner.

Palisade trailer pre-wiring connectors have been upgraded from a four-pin connector to a seven-pin connector design.

Hyundai continues to back each new Palisade with its Hyundai Assurance program, which includes complementary maintenance, and America's Best Warranty, which is made up of a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty and 7-year anti-perforation warranty.

Hyundai has priced the 2021 Palisade to start at $32,545. The Palisade Calligraphy has a starting MSRP of $47,750.

The 2021 Palisade, including the Calligraphy model, begins arriving at Hyundai dealers this month.

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The GV60 is on sale in the U.S. now.


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The GV60 will be offered in two configurations in the United States. The GV60 Advanced AWD starts at $58,890 and features a facial unlocking system, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and touchscreen, and a Bang & Olufsen audio system. The GV60 Performance AWD starts at $67,890 and brings more power, leather upholstery, a massaging driver's seat, and more.

2023 Genesis GV60Buyers get three years of free charging. Genesis

The Advanced model comes with a 74-kW front and 160-kW rear electric motor for a total of 314 horsepower. A 77.4-kWh battery provides juice for the operation, and returns a range of 248 miles. The Performance AWD model features a 160-kW front and 160-kW rear motor for a combined 429 horsepower, with up to 483 ponies available with a temporary boost mode.

Genesis partnered with Electrify America to provide GV60 owners with three years of free 30-minute charging sessions. Owners can charge anywhere in the United States, and can locate charging stations using their vehicle's navigation system. The GV60 is also the first Genesis to feature Connected Care, which includes several connected services such as enhanced roadside assistance, an SOS emergency notification feature, vehicle health reports, and more.

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The Honda Odyssey may not be the most exciting vehicle in the world, but it's getting a new Sport model that at least makes it look the part. Honda will release the model for the 2023 model year, and the Odyssey line overall will be offered with a new Honda Service Pass, which includes two years of complimentary scheduled maintenance.

The Odyssey Sport slots into the Honda catalog between the EX-L and Touring trims. It comes with gloss-black exterior trim and black 19-inch wheels outside, and black leather with red stitching inside. The cabin comes with red accent lighting on the dash and in the footwells, and the roof pillars and headliner are both black. Under the hood, the Odyssey Sport gets the same 3.5-liter V6 from years past. It makes 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque, and comes paired with a ten=speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.

2023 Honda Odyssey SportThe Sport comes with dark exterior trim and unique leather upholstery with red stitching inside. Honda

All Odyssey models come with Honda Sensing safety equipment, which includes adaptive cruise control and pedestrian detection. The 2023 van hasn't been crash-tested yet, but the 2022 model earned a Top Safety Pick + award, so it's likely the new model will be rated similarly.

Honda Service Pass is a new program for 2023+ Honda vehicles. It covers routine scheduled maintenance for up to two years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. Under the program, buyers get free oil changes, tire rotations, and multi-point inspections.

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