The carmaker also confirmed that the Elantra N will debut this year.
With the recent debuts of the Ioniq 5 and the high-performance Kona N crossover, 2021 has been a busy year for Hyundai, and its product onslaught is showing no signs of slowing down. To preview what we can expect next from the Korean automaker, an investor presentation released by the Korean automaker provides a roadmap of new models launching in 2021 and 2022.
According to the presentation, the Palisade SUV is getting a facelift in 2022. In the same year, the Sonata will also get a refresh, but no specific dates were confirmed. The new-generation ix35 and Grandeur will also go on sale in South Korea in 2022 according to the presentation.
The Palisade was only introduced for the 2020 model year, so the facelifted model may not arrive until later next year and go on sale as a 2023 model. This is an important model for Hyundai as the three-row luxury SUV has been a strong seller and attracted new customers to the brand. For the 2021 model year, Hyundai introduced the more luxurious Calligraphy trim, allowing the Korean automaker to compete in the premium three-row SUV market.
The redesigned Sonata was also introduced for the 2020 model year and is arguably one of the most attractive four-door sedans on the market, so we're curious to see how Hyundai will improve it.
Expect all three models to receive some styling tweaks to keep them looking fresh and possibly some upgraded interior tech. Hopefully, it won't be long until our spy photographers catch Hyundai testing prototypes of the updated Palisade and Sonata.
The presentation confirms the Elantra N will debut sometime this year, although the presentation refers to the performance sedan as the Avante N, which is what it will be called in South Korea. Last week, a new spy video showed a camouflaged prototype high-performance sedan getting being pushed hard at the Nurburgring, allowing us to hear its throaty exhaust crackle and pop.