New 2023 Hyundai Palisade facelift debuts with looks that makes you question a BMW
Eric · Apr 14, 2022 04:17 PM
The facelifted 2023 Hyundai Palisade looks more like the Grandmaster concept
Now with two USB-C ports, up to 3A fast charging
Powertrain unchanged: 3.8-litre V6 with 295 PS and 355 Nm, mated to 8AT
The new 2023 Hyundai Palisade facelift has made its global debut at the ongoing New York International Auto Show. The facelift arrives roughly 41 months after the large 3-row SUV made its global debut.
For this facelift exercise, Hyundai designers didn’t stray too far off the Hyundai Grandmaster Concept from 2018 – the big and bold front grille and vertical LED daytime running lights (DRLs) are visually similar to the concept from 4 years ago.
The facelifted Palisade’s headlights are tucked inside the vertical DRLs, closer to the massive front grille. Recall that the pre-facelift Palisade had its headlights positioned on the outer edge of said DRLs.
Towards the rear-end of the refreshed Palisade, changes are limited to the reprofiled bumper. Instead of the reverse lights being fitted on the edges of the bumper, the facelift sees both reverse lights united on one single light strip.
Stepping into the cabin of the updated Palisade and you’re greeted by a new full-length air-conditioning vent. Hyundai said that the new “slim horizontal air vents add a sense of spaciousness and premium ambience.”
There’s also a new 12-inch infotainment screen, up from the pre-facelift model’s optional 10.25-inch unit. The digital instrument cluster remains unchanged at 12.3-inch, but there’s a new interface design.
Elsewhere, the infotainment control buttons below the full-length air-conditioning vents are now finished in black (was silver in the pre-facelift model), as well as a new steering wheel.
Hyundai has also moved with times, throwing out the USB-A connectors in favour of a more modern USB-C connector. Hyundai said that the new USB-C connectors offer quicker charging, up to 3A per port. The wireless charging pad also sees an upgrade in charging rate, up from 5W to 15W.
On the safety front, Hyundai has also upped the equipment list on the new 2023 Palisade facelift. The list of standard and optional safety equipment 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.
Under the hood lies a naturally-aspirated 3.8-litre petrol V6 that does 295 PS and 355 Nm. It is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
What about Malaysia?
The Hyundai Palisade made its Malaysia debut back in December 2021. It is priced between RM 328,888 to RM 358,888, depending on variant.
Seeing that the Palisade is imported (CBU) from Korea, the facelifted model could arrive sooner than later. For context, it took 5 months for the facelifted Hyundai Kona to arrive in Malaysia following its global debut.
If the facelifted Kona is anything to go by, we can expect a similar timeframe for the facelifted Palisade to arrive in Malaysia.