New York 2022 |  The 2023 Hyundai Palisade makes a great entry – 98.5 Montreal

New York 2022 | The 2023 Hyundai Palisade makes a great entry – 98.5 Montreal


New York, New York – It was in the Big Apple that Hyundai raised the curtain this morning on its new flagship SUV, the 2023 Palisade.

The most attractive car sold by Hyundai is already in its fourth year on our roads and in the niche of utility vehicles, the competition is fierce: so it is already time for a custom modification. Additionally, at this New York Auto Show, another Korean manufacturer, Kia, also took advantage of its visit to the American capital to unveil the new Telluride, a distant cousin of the Palisade.

In order to keep the public interest at the highest level, the manufacturer must update its car models as often as possible. This explains this Palisade midterm assignment.

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Bigger outdoors
It must be admitted, in the face of the expiring model, it was not universally accepted by the public. Too much chrome, some said, while others decried the shape of the grille. Regardless, the new version makes a clean sweep or close to introducing this more “solid” look. The mesh is reminiscent of the one that the design department has integrated in Santa Cruz or even Tucson, but with a more assertive construction.

The signature LED daytime running lights, although different, are still there to show the height of the car and its technical side, if we believe the manufacturer at least.

The cosmetic changes focused more on the front of the car. Of course Hyundai has worked on a new rim design, while a redesigned bumper is also part of this mid-term change, but that’s about it.

Also note the addition of the Urban livery with the same features as the Tucson and Santa Fe, both available with the Urban badge. This new 2023 edition will differ from its counterparts with its dark finish, its more aggressive front bumper, similar to the side sills, while the 20-inch rims will also have a more solid look. Even the roof racks are black in this livery.

2023 Hyundai Palisade, interior

A familiar cabin, but …
At first glance, it would be wrong to think that the atmosphere is the same as in the model sold by us since 2020, and it is. However, you should take the time to re-discover these revised internals before jumping to conclusions. The steering wheel is new, as is the Ergo driver’s seat, the latter designed for increased comfort and reduced fatigue during long journeys.

The second row, meanwhile, even provides ventilation for hot days. Hyundai also took the time to add vertical air vents here.

Finally, the dashboard has a new information screen behind the steering wheel with a new lighting theme.

And since it’s important to offer connected cars these days, several USB-C ports have been added to the cabin to boost charging speeds in particular. In this regard, you should know that the inductive charging pad of the device is faster than before. A digital rearview mirror is also available on board, this type of device that makes parking maneuvers much easier when the trunk is full of equipment.

Still in the back, the windows of the second row of seats are of the acoustic type to cut the noise from outside, but this novelty is unique to the beautiful style of Calligraphy.

2023 Hyundai Palisade, grille, hood

Known procedure
Although Hyundai is one of the stubborn players when it comes to power supply, the new Palisade 2023 continues the same power path known to the public. The expected 3.8-liter Atkinson-cycle V6 is back under the hood, a mill that produces 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of peak torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is also back, as is standard HTRAC all-wheel drive.

Note that there is also a new all-wheel drive mode, which adjusts the powertrain’s responses, extending first gears longer as well as reducing gearshift response frequency. Note, the other driving modes (Normal, Sport and Smart) are still in the program.

(Slightly) more security on board
The service was well-deserved when it came to the car’s safety and equipment lineup, but it appears to be insufficient in the eyes of policymakers. Indeed, new airbags for rear collisions are offered for all model versions. There are also all these systems: forward collision avoidance assistance, blind spot collision avoidance assistance, intelligent cruise control, lane keeping assistance, highway driver assistance, rear collision avoidance assistance and traffic jam assistance and many more.

New Bluelink options
Hyundai is consolidating its suite of software under the Bluelink banner and with the redesigned Palisade, the suite has been optimized to improve the experience for Palisade owners. There are new features such as remote profile management for purchase preferences. Additionally, Hyundai is finally introducing a remote starter with functions to activate heated upholstery and even ventilated seats.

The last word
Although Canadian prices are not yet known, we can still expect the same price level as in 2022. The first copies are expected later this summer.

2023 Hyundai Palisade, front2023 Hyundai Palisade, rear