The facelifted 2023 Hyundai Palisade will be revealed at the New York motor show on April 13, but we have an early preview of what to expect from the mid-life refresh thanks to a leaked internal presentation slide posted by KoreanCarBlog.
Known internally as the 23MY Palisade (LX2) Product Enhancement, the updated SUV flagship is detailed in dot points in this leaked slide, with the current model used for illustrative purposes featuring yellow highlights where updates are being implemented.
As we’ve seen in yesterday’s teaser images, the exterior will be revised with new lights, grille, bumpers and wheels, but this presentation details some of the interior feature and technology upgrades in store for the 2023 Palisade.
Key upgrades for the new model include:
- 12.3-inch navigation system
- ‘Full Display Rearview Mirror’
- Auto-dimming side mirrors
- Hydrophobic windows
- Remote Smart Park Assist
- Digital Key 2.0
- Enhanced AEB (forward) functionality
- AEB in reverse
- Highway Driving Assist 2.0
- Adaptive cruise control with Curve Control
- Tow Mode
Most of the above upgrades are fairly self-explanatory, but some aren’t quite as clear cut.
The Full Display Rearview Mirror doesn’t appear to be a feature already available in the Hyundai/Kia line-up, though could be the brand’s first implementation of a camera-based digital rear-view mirror.
Enhanced AEB functionality refers to the dot point in the slide saying FCA with Cyc., JT, LO, JC, LS – Hyundai refers to AEB as Forward Collision Avoidance (FCA) and Cyc. should mean cyclist detection. JT is junction turning assist, though the other two-letter acronyms remain a mystery.
Highway Driving Assist 2.0, or HDA II as seen in the slide, is Hyundai’s semi-autonomous driving mode combining both adaptive cruise control and lane centring functions, and Digital Key 2.0 is the new app that allows owners to unlock the vehicle via their compatible smartphone rather than a conventional key.
Hyundai Australia has indicated the refreshed Palisade range is due to arrive Down Under during the third quarter of 2022 (July-September), and it’s expected the current 3.8L V6 FWD and 2.2D AWD petrol and diesel engine options will carry over.
It means Australia won’t have to wait nearly as long for Hyundai’s largest SUV model this time around, with the current version launching two years after it first went on sale in the United States.
The Palisade has proven to be a solid seller for the Korean brand, notching up 1229 sales thus far in 2022 (as of March 31), some 400 units ahead of the smaller Santa Fe (834 units) and the Kia Sorento (905 units). However, it trails the Mazda CX-8 (1299 units) and CX-9 (2236 units), as well as the Toyota Kluger (1673 units).
Pricing for the current range kicks off at $55,700 plus on-road costs for the base Palisade V6 FWD and tops out at $75,700 before on-roads for the flagship Highlander Diesel AWD. We expect the updated version to stay close to the current price brackets.
The facelifted Palisade will be joined at the 2022 New York Auto Show by the refreshed Kia Telluride, its twin under the skin. Unfortunately for Australia, the Telluride’s exclusively US production means it’s off the cards for our market.
Unlike the Telluride, the Hyundai Palisade is produced in South Korea for export markets, at the same Ulsan facility as the Santa Fe, Tucson, and Genesis GV80.
Stay tuned to CarExpert for our coverage of the new Palisade’s reveal on April 13.