2021 Hyundai Palisade adds a snazzy new Calligraphy trim atop the lineup

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    2021 Hyundai Palisade adds a snazzy new Calligraphy trim atop the lineup

    2021 Hyundai Palisade adds a snazzy new Calligraphy trim atop the lineup
    It gets unique styling and upgraded interior materials
    ZAC PALMER
    Jul 13th 2020
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    The 2021 Hyundai Palisade is stepping its game up just one year on. For 2021, Hyundai has added a top shelf Calligraphy trim to the lineup that’s even more luxurious and premium than the Limited. Most of the changes for the Calligraphy trim are aesthetic, and the adjustments make it stand out from the rest of the Palisade lineup.

    For starters, it gets a new “Calligraphy” front grille. Instead of the silver crossbars, this Palisade has a new, triangular patterned design that looks rather premium. What stands out the most, though, as the new Calligraphy-exclusive 20-inch wheels. These alone will ensure it’s not mistaken for any other “normal” Palisade on the road. Bright silver and black patterns criss-cross through as spokes, resulting in one of the wildest wheel designs in Hyundai’s history. Hyundai has added some lower door garnish that stretches from fender-to-fender, too.

    To further differentiate the Calligraphy from other trims, Hyundai has focused on added lighting. The crossover gains puddle lamps, an ultra-wide LED third brake light and taillight design specific to this trim.

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    Re: 2021 Hyundai Palisade adds a snazzy new Calligraphy trim atop the lineup

    Looks good and pretty convincing for just a "top trim level" in a larger lineup.

    Honestly, I have to hand it to Hyundai on this.

    First, they come up with a top-trim spec name that isn't "Platinum" or "Signature" or some other forgetful name like everyone uses. "Calligraphy" might be a mouthful, but its distinct, classy, and -- most importantly -- no one else is using it. At least they thought a few steps ahead.

    Secondly, their approach to making this trim level look unique is kind of akin to what Ford does in Europe with their Vignale spec'ed cars. Though it's only a few years into their run, most (if not all) of Ford's Vignale cars have unique grills, lighting, material use, stitch patterns, etc. While they aren't an all-out departure from the the ordinary "Zetc" or "Ghia", etc trim levels, they're bespoke enough to make it convincing.

    Just as in many things, I can't help but feel GM (or others) couldn't learn a thing or two from this.
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    Re: 2021 Hyundai Palisade adds a snazzy new Calligraphy trim atop the lineup

    I'm pretty sure they were inspired by Land Rover's "Autobiography" edition. So when I hear "Calligraphy" I can't help but chuckle.

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    Re: 2021 Hyundai Palisade adds a snazzy new Calligraphy trim atop the lineup

    Quote Originally Posted by BORG View Post
    I'm pretty sure they were inspired by Land Rover's "Autobiography" edition. So when I hear "Calligraphy" I can't help but chuckle.
    How about "Antidisestablishmentarian?"
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    Re: 2021 Hyundai Palisade adds a snazzy new Calligraphy trim atop the lineup

    Certainly not my cup of tea

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    Re: 2021 Hyundai Palisade adds a snazzy new Calligraphy trim atop the lineup

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    Certainly not my cup of tea

    Buick has a nice "Avenir" trim level for you!

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    Re: 2021 Hyundai Palisade adds a snazzy new Calligraphy trim atop the lineup

    Hyundai needs to square off that logo or something...something about it still says "cheap" even though the vehicles are no longer cheap. I see it and immediately think of the gen 1 Tiburon for some weird reason.
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    What Palisade needs is a HP Police Package. For when FoMo quits making police cars.
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    This absolutely destroys the Traverse High Country. Well done. Very well done.
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    Re: 2021 Hyundai Palisade adds a snazzy new Calligraphy trim atop the lineup

    Quote Originally Posted by bballr4567 View Post
    This absolutely destroys the Traverse High Country. Well done. Very well done.
    The Traverse?!?!? This thing destroys all of the GM C1 CUV, only downside is that these are a little on the smallish side in the 3rd row.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Buttons View Post
    Buick has a nice "Avenir" trim level for you!
    I think I am more of a Ford or Chevrolet man. Nothing above LTZ, too stingy. 2 LT is probably the most I am willing to spend

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    Re: 2021 Hyundai Palisade adds a snazzy new Calligraphy trim atop the lineup

    I’m curious if telluride will have any luxury upgrades. It’s already easily more appealing than anything from GM or Ford in this class...if they could produce more, they’d be killer in sales.

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    Re: 2021 Hyundai Palisade adds a snazzy new Calligraphy trim atop the lineup

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    The Traverse?!?!? This thing destroys all of the GM C1 CUV, only downside is that these are a little on the smallish side in the 3rd row.
    They are a little small for the 3rd row but the sliding second row seats accommodate for a lot plus the 3rd rows recline to help too.
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    Re: 2021 Hyundai Palisade adds a snazzy new Calligraphy trim atop the lineup

    Quote Originally Posted by samesun View Post
    I’m curious if telluride will have any luxury upgrades. It’s already easily more appealing than anything from GM or Ford in this class...if they could produce more, they’d be killer in sales.
    What’s so appealing about the Terrurode? Beyond the Hype? Have you actually driven an explorer or Traverse?

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    Re: 2021 Hyundai Palisade adds a snazzy new Calligraphy trim atop the lineup

    It’s not hype...it’s a solid vehicle w good looks, beautiful interior and standard features like ACC and safety features. I’m no longer considering a 3row at this point but I was supremely comfortable sitting in the kia but wasn’t able to test drive because the only one on the lot was sold...which is the only problem, that inventory has been extremely tight. The traverse was ok but GM nickel and dimes every option causing u to order multiple packages to get what u want. The explorer? Ur kidding right lol? Not a chance. It’s cheap interior and myriad of quality issues isn’t even a consideration. I don’t trust ford in general, once bitten twice shy...

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