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Spy Shots: Ioniq-Inspired '26 Hyundai Palisade Spotted in Sweden

By SEMA News Editors

SEMA News sources recently caught new images of the next-generation Hyundai Palisade testing in northern Sweden, and with seemingly close-to-production bodywork. The images show styling based on the Ioniq line of cars and reportedly will be offered with a hybrid powertrain option. 

While there's plenty of coverings, the front end looks as though it takes a lot from the new Kona and the Hyundai Seven concept, the latter of which previews an upcoming Ioniq electric SUV. It has a tall nose that gently curves over to the hood and large lower headlights that are likely augmented by a thin, full-width light bar.

Hyundai Palisade

Other notable features include blacked-out A- and C-pillars that provide a wraparound window appearance, suggesting that the roof will have a floating look like on the new Santa Fe. The back end looks more upright than the current model, according to the images, but still has vertical taillights. 

According to Korean news outlet ETNews, the SUV will be built on a new platform and will offer both a hybrid 2.5-L four-cylinder and a non-hybrid turbocharged 3.5-L V6. ETNews also reported that the new Palisade will be revealed early next year, with production coming the same year.