Beauchene Family with Salesman and 2020 Hyundai Palisade

Why was a family gifted a brand-new 2020 Hyundai Palisade?

Late last year, the Beauchene family appeared on Good Morning America to share the story of their family – a family of twelve. Don and Michelle were an empty-nester couple, their six grown children out and on their own. They quickly and unexpectedly had to change their retirement plans, however, as they adopted a family of four foster siblings into their family. But why was the family gifted a brand-new 2020 Hyundai Palisade?

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The executives at Hyundai Motor America were both touched and inspired by the story of the Beauchene family. In response to the story, HMA invited them as guests to the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, where the 2020 Hyundai Palisade made its world debut. But they weren’t invited just to be guests, Hyundai surprised them by telling them that they would be one of the first families to own the beautiful new SUV.

“We were thrilled and honored to be the dealership that presented the Beauchene’s with their very own 2020 Hyundai Palisade SUV. From Ohio to Los Angeles, their story showed how care and compassion can help build a family, regardless of the obstacles.”


– Joshua Bakuhn
General Manager,
Preston Hyundai of Boardman

“Michelle and Don are incredibly deserving of the all-new Hyundai Palisade and they embody the Hyundai spirit of making things better. Whether it is for road trips or for running their new family about, we wish nothing but the very best for the Beauchene family and hope that this vehicle brings them much happiness and many, many miles for years to come.”

– Dean Evans,
CMO, Hyundai Motor America

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade is available now, so if you’d like to join the Beauchene family as some of the first owners of the new flagship crossover, be sure to get in touch!