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3 Intriguing New Vehicles Coming in the 2020 Model Year

With the 2019 model year rapidly coming to a close, automakers are beginning to turn their focus to their 2020 offerings. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the brand new offerings hitting the showroom floor for the 2020 model year.

Hyundai Venue

Debuting at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, the Venue is one of Hyundai’s newest offerings. The sub-compact SUV will be one of the automaker’s smallest models, however, what the vehicle lacks in size, it makes up for in technology and affordability. According to Motor Authority, “Included, either standard or available, will be an 8.0-inch infotainment screen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, a driving modes selector with Snow mode, a rearview camera, and heated front seats and side mirrors. There will also be electronic driver aids including collision warning, lane keep assist, and blind spot and rear cross traffic warning.” While firm pricing has yet to be released, Hyundai is stating that the entry-level SUV will start below the $20,000 mark.

The vehicle is anticipated to compete against the likes of the Ford EcoSport, and Nissan Kick.

Jeep Gladiator

After nearly a 3 decade long hiatus, Jeep is re-entering the pickup truck market for the first time since the Comanche with the debut of the brand new 2020 Gladiator. If early reviews are any indication, the Gladiator is more than capable of holding its own against other mid-sized pickups on the market. Advertised as being capable of towing a best-in-class 7,650 pounds, the Gladiator is more work horse than show pony. According to Kelly Blue Book, the initial run of the vehicle will come equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 engine producing 285 horsepower, matted to either a 6-speed manual, or 8-speed automatic transmission. A 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 will also be available at a later date. The Gladiator will arrive with 4 separate trim levels, Sport, Sport S, Overland, and Rubicon, and range in base price from $33,545 to $43,545.

If you’re planning on getting your hands on a brand new Gladiator, you may have to act fact. Nearly 4,200 special “Launch Edition” models sold out in a single day.

Hyundai Palisade

It’s been a busy year for Hyundai with multiple brand new vehicles hitting the market. We previously discussed the sub-compact Venue, but now we’ll talk about something a bit larger. The Palisade is the brand new large-SUV in Hyundai’s lineup. Slated to take the place of the outgoing Santa Fe XL, the Palisade will be Hyundai’s largest SUV, sporting 3 rows and seating for 8. Powered by a 3.8-liter direct injected V6 engine and 8-speed transmission, the Palisade achieves an impressive 291 horsepower. While a full list of interior features has yet to be revealed, US News is reporting that the vehicle will come with a plethora of features such as “heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a dual-pane sunroof, one-touch folding second row seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, a heads-up display, wireless charging, navigation, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, and a 10.25-inch widescreen touch screen.”

On the safety front, “The Palisade comes loaded with a number of standard advanced safety features, including forward collision warning assist with pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring and collision avoidance, lane keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert and assist, safe exit assist, high beam assist, driver attention warning, and adaptive cruise control with stop and go”

As of publication, Hyundai has yet to release pricing and trim level information for the vehicle. However, it’s expected to compete against vehicles such as the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer, and Chevrolet Traverse.

Be sure to check back next week when we take a look at some of the freshly redesigned vehicles coming your way for the 2020 model year.


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