This model would be even bigger than the upcoming Palisade.
This model is still several years away, so there aren't many details about the machine yet. Hyundai would tailor the rig to appeal to markets where these large utility vehicles sell well like Australia, the Middle East, and presumably the United States. According to Australian website Car Sales, the big SUV would measure over 5 metres long, which would make it longer than the 4.95-metre Land Cruiser. It's not yet clear whether the underpinnings would come from a stretched version of the Palisade's monocoque or from a body-on-frame setup.
Powertrain choices are also a mystery. Given the model's size, Hyundai would need to pick a fairly potent powerplant to haul it around. Possible choices are the 365-bhp, 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 from the Kia Stinger or 5.0-litre V8 from the Genesis G90. A diesel option might be available in some markets, according to Car Sales.
Depending on where Hyundai wants this SUV to excel, it might want to pick other benchmarks because the Land Cruiser suffers from very low demand. For example of scale, using US figures from January to July 2018, Toyota delivered just 1,712 units of the SUV, which was down from 1,725 of them in the same period last year. Comparatively, the company has moved 135,413 examples of the three-row Highlander in that amount of time. For further comparison, 3,718 units were sold in the UK during the first half of 2018.
The smaller but still beefy Palisade will arrive in the United States for the 2020 model year but no word yet for a UK introduction. It features a chiseled, muscular appearance that makes the exterior look tough. It's a far more upright look than on the Grandmaster concept (pictured above). Split headlights put a skinny strip near the bonnet and a larger lamp underneath. Power would reportedly come from a 3.3-litre V6 with 290 bhp or the twin-turbo version with 365 bhp.