Automotive 2023 Hyundai Palisade facelift in motion

Published on April 14th, 2022 | by Subhash Nair


Hyundai Palisade Facelift Debuts

The full-sized Hyundai Palisade SUV gets its facelift.

A week after the teaser, Hyundai Motor has revealed the new Palisade for the 2023 model year at the New York International Auto Show. The facelifted Palisade gets an updated design, a new infotainment system, safety features and updated ADAS.

Hyundai Palisade Exterior Design Changes

2023 Hyundai Palisade front

The Palisade’s face has changed quite dramatically in this facelift. There’s a wider cascading grille with a new lighting signature with LED composite lights framing that new grille.

2023 Hyundai Palisade rear

It looks like they’ve also moved the headlights all to the bumper section of the SUV.

Light strake detailing on the lower front skid plate are a new part of the design.

Around the side are a set of new 20″ alloy wheels. At the rear, there’s a new red reflector strip, revised rear light graphics, a new lower fascia skid plate, rear spoiler side garnish and some new aero-optimised pieces.

Palisade’s Revised Interior

The interior has also been revised. A new ‘Ergo’ driver’s seat is designed for reduced fatigue on long drives, the third row of seats now are heated, while the second row gets wing-out headrests and seat ventilation.

The driver gets a full-digital rearview mirror option in case the view is obstructed. There’s also a conversation mirror for the driver to see the passengers in the rear. Ultrasonic Rear Occupant Alert will detec the movement of children and pets in the rear too, sounding the horn and sending an alert to the driver’s phone should they leave someone or something behind in the car.

The dashboard has slim horizontal air vents, a new instrument panel will new ambient lighting themes, a higher 15W wireless charger, a new Hyundai Digital Key that works on new iPhone, Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy models. USB-C ports have been added to the interior.

The powertrain is still a 3.8L V6 petrol engine with 291hp and 355Nm of torque. The HTRAC All-wheel Drive system now has tow mode and different drive modes. New safety features include rear side-impact airbags as standard.

Palisade XRT Model

There’s also a dark-themed XRT model for certain markets. The Palisade XRT features the following:

  • Dark-finish, rugged-themed 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Rugged-look front and rear fascia with skid plate design elements
  • Rugged-look lower door trim
  • Dark-finish front grille
  • Black roof rails
  • Power sunroof (conventional type)
  • Black leatherette seating surfaces

A new colour, Robust Emerald, has been added.

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