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2023 Hyundai Palisade debuts with a new face and upgraded tech

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Along with the Kia Telluride, Hyundai has updated the Palisade as well for 2023, because of course, there cannot be any discrimination among the Group brands. The SUV is expected to arrive at Hyundai dealers in America this summer, but you can catch a glimpse of the vehicle at the New York International Auto Show until April 24th.

On the exterior, the styling updates are mainly on the front fascia where you’ll find a gigantic new grille that sort of extends into the full width of the vehicle at the top, mimicking traditional headlights, but as you know, the actual headlights are positioned lower on the bumper. There are new running light signatures as well. The side profile remains mostly unchanged except for a new set of 20-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels, while at the rear, there’s a new bumper.

However, for 2023, Hyundai is offering a dark-themed Palisade XRT, featuring a dark front grille, rugged front & rear skid plates, black roof rails, dark 20-inch alloy wheels, and black leatherette seating surfaces.

Inside the 2023 Palisade, you’ll find a new dashboard design with a narrow strip of air vent; a new steering wheel; a 12-inch touchscreen with navigation; a digital rearview mirror (first application for Hyundai); Wi-Fi hotspot (first application for Hyundai); new Bluelink connected car features such as Connected Routing, Last Mile Navigation and a new User Profile; USB-C ports replacing USB-A ports; enhanced wireless device charging (from 5W to 15W), and enhanced dynamic voice recognition.

Safety has been enhanced with rear side-impact airbags as standard, while ADAS suite includes 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.

The Palisade in America continues to be powered by a 3.8-litre V6 naturally aspirated petrol engine with the same 217 kW (295 metric hp) and 355 Nm (262 lb-ft) of torque as its cousin. An 8-speed automatic transmission drives the front wheels, while an AWD system is optional. The HTRAC AWD system adds a Tow Mode—which adjusts the towing powertrain profile, holding lower gears longer and reducing the frequency of shifting response.

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