Hyundai Palisade Facelift

2023 Hyundai Palisade Facelift Real World Pictures

A week ago at the New York International Auto Show, Hyundai presented the world with the first look at the considerably revised 2023 Palisade SUV. Today, we’re excited to offer the first images from the real world of this new SUV.

What we know so far?

Olabisi Boyle, vice president, product planning and mobility strategy, Hyundai Motor North America, said, “The upgraded 2023 Hyundai Palisade has the design appeal and features worthy of Hyundai’s flagship SUV.” “Palisade is the best choice for families looking for a versatile car for everyday driving and vacations that will last a lifetime.”


  • New front and rear bumper fascia
  • New front grille
  • New headlamps and daytime running lights
  • New multi-spoke alloy wheel design
  • Auto-dimming outside mirrors


  • New instrument panel, gauge cluster and audio interface design
  • New steering wheel design
  • New seating surfaces and materials
  • Ergo-motion driver’s seat
  • 2nd-row armrest angle adjuster (8 passenger, first for Hyundai)
  • Heated 3rd row seats (first application for Hyundai)
  • Acoustic-laminated rear door glass (Calligraphy model)

Infotainment/Convenience Technology

  • 12-inch navigation with 720p resolution
  • Digital, full-display center rearview mirror (first application for Hyundai)
  • WiFi hotspot (first application for Hyundai)
  • Digital Key 2 Touch (compatible with iPhone and Android)
  • New Bluelink features (see Bluelink detail)
  • Enhanced USB-C ports replace USB-A ports (quicker charging up to 3 amps)
  • Enhanced wireless device charging (from 5W to 15W)
  • Enhanced dynamic voice recognition

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control
  • Highway Driving Assist
  • Reverse Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Remote Smart Parking Assist

Passive Safety Technology

  • Standard rear side-impact airbags

Flagship SUV Design

Hyundai Palisade Facelift
Hyundai Palisade Facelift

The 2023 Palisade’s design exudes refined sophistication befitting a premier SUV. Wider, cascading grille lines define tough parametric shield elements in a luxury design. The new frontal lighting signature consists of vertically connected LED composite lights that frame the grille, giving the vehicle a chiselled, technological appearance. Alloy wheels with a new design and 20 inches in diameter are installed in the wheel wells to make the vehicle look like a luxury flagship. To further emphasise its tough nature, a new strake design has been added to the lower front skid plate. The robust C-pillars and panoramic side glass graphics advertise ample space in the third row, while the muscular, expanded hood profile makes an impressive road presence. Details like the lower fascia skid plate and vertical LED taillights highlight the wide and sturdy stance from behind.

Aerodynamic improvements can be seen in the sharp A-pillar angle, the rear spoiler side garnish, the optimised front cooling area with an enlarged internal air route, the aero underneath panels, and the rear wheel aero deflectors, all of which contribute to the overall appearance.

Superior Usability and Elegant Form
The 2023 Palisade features an advanced Ergo driver’s seat, created to ease discomfort and tiresome driving. For the first time in a Hyundai vehicle, the third-row Palisade seats are heated. Seat ventilation and wing-out headrests have been added to the second row of seats for improved passenger comfort. To help the driver see what’s behind the Palisade when there are no objects in the way, the company offers a full-display digital centre rearview mirror that uses a rearview camera. More openness and a more upscale feel can be found in the new horizontal air vents. The gauge cluster now has a more voluminous look thanks to the addition of new ambient lighting themes.

The previous wireless charging capacity was 5 watts, but now it’s been increased to 15 watts for even quicker device charging. Newer versions of Hyundai’s Digital Key technology are compatible with the 2023 Palisade. Owners of vehicles equipped with Digital Key 2 Touch can leave their car keys at home and instead use their iPhone, Apple Watch, or a Samsung Galaxy smartphone to lock, unlock, and start the vehicle. Once the car key has been connected to Apple Wallet or Samsung Pass, customers can lock or unlock the vehicle by holding their compatible mobile next to the door handle. The Palisade’s engine can be started by the driver touching an Apple Watch or placing a phone in a wireless charger near the start button. Keys can also be securely exchanged between friends and family using a mobile payment system like Apple Wallet or Samsung Pass. The 2023 Palisade also has the first Wi-Fi hotspot functionality in a Hyundai vehicle. If a customer has cellular service, they can create a hotspot where others can access the internet and stream media exactly as if they were at home.

The conventional seating configuration for a family of eight is supported by an interior design that evokes a sense of calm and relaxation. The second-row One-Touch seat may be easily moved forward and out of the way to make room for passengers entering or exiting the third-row seat. Seats in the third row can be reclined and folded flat at the touch of a button. Seating options include captain’s chairs for the second row. The addition of USB-C plugs throughout the cabin means that passengers may charge their devices more quickly. Plus, a conversation mirror gives the driver a good look at the backseaters.
With Ultrasonic Rear Occupant Alert, drivers are reminded to check the backseat for children and pets before getting out of the car. The system can sound the horn and send a notification to the driver’s smartphone via Bluelink if it detects motion in the backseat after the driver has left and locked the vehicle. The system’s primary purpose is to alert parents if they’ve left a child or pet in the car, but it can also be useful if a child has locked themselves inside.


A 3.8-liter V6 dual CVVT direct-injected engine provides the muscle for the Palisade, and it does it with remarkable efficiency. We estimate 291 hp at 6,000 rpm and 262 lb-ft of torque from this 3.8-liter engine. torque at 5,200 rpm; that’s the rev limit. Palisade puts that power to the ground by way of a sophisticated eight-speed automatic transmission with a multi-plate torque converter, and it comes in two-wheel and HTRAC® four-wheel-drive variants, both with a final drive ratio of 3.648 for brisk acceleration. The Palisade’s engine bay is well insulated, its soundproof carpets are top-notch, and the vehicle’s powertrain has been fine-tuned to provide silky linear acceleration and braking. In addition, Palisade allows its drivers to initiate the vehicle’s engine using either the remote key fob or the Blue Link smartphone app.

New Safety and Convenience Technologies

Buyers of SUVs aren’t willing to save on safety, thus Hyundai included standard rear side airbags in the design of the Palisade for 2023. Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Safe Exit Assist, Driver Attention Warning, High Beam Assist, Navigation-Based Smart Cruise Control, Lane Following Assist, Highway Driving Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, Reverse Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist, and Remote Smart Parking Assist are just a few of the cutting-edge

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist

The Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist system aids the driver in avoiding front-end crashes. It sounds an alarm if the car in front of you suddenly brakes or if it detects something in the road ahead that could cause a collision, like a pedestrian or a stopped car. If a collision is still possible after the warning, it might help with emergency braking. When turning at an intersection or when there is an imminent danger of colliding with an approaching cyclist, it can help with emergency braking. Assists with emergency braking at intersections when it detects a potential for a collision with vehicles approaching from the left or right. It can help steer to prevent a collision when changing lanes when a risk of collision is detected with an oncoming car or a vehicle in front of you in the next lane. When a pedestrian is recognised to be partially in the vehicle’s path, the system can aid steer to avoid hitting the pedestrian.

Lane Keeping Assist

When activated, Lane Keeping Assist assists the driver in maintaining a constant lane position.

Lane Following Assist

Thanks to Lane Following Assist, you won’t have to worry about veering out of your lane.

Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist

When switching lanes, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist helps keep you safe from cars approaching from behind. If a potential collision is detected with a vehicle approaching from behind while using the turn signal to change lanes, a warning can be issued. It can help you brake in an emergency if you are leaving a parallel parking position and it detects a potential accident with a vehicle behind you.

New Rugged Palisade XRT Model

In 2023, Palisade will join the XRT lineup of Hyundai SUVs with the Santa Fe and Tucson. Inclusions in the Palisade XRT:

  • 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
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