The 2023 Hyundai Palisade has just made its debut at the 2022 New York Auto Show. Hyundai’s midsize SUV has been a hit in the North American market, and the South Korean automaker isn’t resting on its laurels as it aims to maintain the SUV’s popularity among American and Canadian consumers.
On the outside, the most prominent changes that Hyundai made to the Palisade are implemented in its front end. Gone are the outgoing model’s curvy grille, and in its place is a larger, taller vertical grille that’s finished in chrome. The grille extends to the split-type headlights, with the main LED headlights located on the lower section of the grille. Complementing the exterior upgrades is a set of new alloy wheels. And then lastly, the rear end of the Palisade comes with a newly-redesigned rear bumper. The rest of the rear end remains unchanged.
The interior of the 2023 Hyundai Palisade looks similar to the outgoing model, though it comes with a few aesthetic and tech upgrades. Already praised for its premium finishes, the Palisade gains new “Ergo” front seats from Hyundai’s Genesis luxury brand. These seats come with air chambers that can change their shape, thereby reducing fatigue on long drives. Other new or enhanced features include a new digital rearview mirror, an enlarged 12-inch infotainment system (up from 10.25 inches), and Hyundai’s latest Digital Key 2, which lets iPhone, Apple Watch, and Samsung Galaxy users unlock or remote start the vehicle.
For the North American market, the 2023 Hyundai Palisade continues to be powered by a 3.8-liter V6 gasoline engine that produces 291 horsepower and 355 Nm of torque. This drives the front or all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. New for the 2023 model year is a Tow Mode feature, which holds gears for a longer duration and reduces the number of gear changes it makes. The Philippine-market Palisade will most likely continue to feature a 2.2-liter turbo diesel engine that produces 200 hp and 440 Nm of torque, driving all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic.
The Hyundai Palisade already comes with a whole host of advanced driver assistance features under the brand’s SmartSense suite of safety tech as standard, and for the 2023 model year, it now comes with an Enhanced Forward Collision Avoidance and a new Highway Driving Assist feature. Also new for the 2023 model year is Remote Smart Parking Assist, which lets you move the Palisade forward or backward using the key fob in order to get in or out of tight parking spots.
The 2023 Hyundai Palisade will go on sale in the United States this summer, while a global launch will most likely follow in the coming months.