A restyled and substantially upgraded 2023 Palisade is set to launch in Australia in August
2022. It has updated exterior and interior design elements, with segment-leading safety
additions, and extra tech and luxurious features.

An expanded suite of SmartSense driver assistance and advanced active safety features
is used in the 2023 Palisade. It now incorporates Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with
Junction Turning function, Intelligent Speed Limit Assist, a Multi anti-Collision Braking
system, a 3D Surround View Monitor function, a Hyundai 1st Reverse Light Guide function
as well as Reverse Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist.

On the technology front, a 12.3-inch full digital instrument cluster and 12.3-inch
touchscreen multimedia system now feature as standard, enhancing the user experience,
along with a digital electro-chromatic rear-view mirror, Hyundai Bluelink and other
Hyundai-first features.

Hyundai Bluelink and accompanying connected car services make it easy to stay
connected, with a 5 Year complimentary subscription. With Bluelink, the 2023 Palisade
now comes as standard with Automatic Collision Notification, an SOS emergency call
function, natural language server-based Voice Control, server-based Connected Routing
Navigation and many other features.

Bluelink can also let users connect to their Palisade from anywhere via their smartphone,
and make sure it’s safe, healthy, and ready to go. They can send planned routes from
home to their car, receive emergency assistance automatically after an accident, and find,
check and even remotely lock or start their car with their preferred climate settings.

The 2023 Palisade is available in two trim grades – Elite and Highlander.

Both are available with a choice of a 3.8-litre petrol V6 with two-wheel drive, or a 2.2-litre
turbo-diesel. Both have revised HTRAC all-wheel drive and revised eight-speed automatic

Hyundai Palisade can be optioned with either a seven-seat or eight-seat layout, the former
offering two individual captain-type chairs in the middle row.

Styling changes see in a new look with a parametric shield grille design flanked by
vertically stacked LED headlights.

The Highlander variant now has exclusive design touches, including a satin chrome finish
parametric shield grille with matching logo badge and skid plate finishes, new hidden-type
turn signals, body-coloured cladding and exclusive 20-inch wheels with a 15-spoke turbine

Highlander also has front and rear skid plate designs, a full-width high mounted LED stop
light, and a separated hidden-type taillight design.

The 2023 Palisade is available in a choice of nine exterior colours including the standard
Creamy White mica and the optional premium Graphite Grey metallic and Sierra
Burgundy, Moonlight Blue and Abyss Black mica.

New optional premium colours for 2023 include Shimmering Silver metallic and Robust
Emerald mica along with the Highlander-exclusive Olivine Grey metallic and Gaia Brown

New features for 2023 Palisade include a full-width centre air vent, a new four-spoke
steering wheel with Highlander-exclusive two-tone finish, along with a 12.3-inch Navigation
system featuring Bluelink and a 12 speaker Infinity premium audio, and a 12.3-inch full
LCD digital instrument cluster.

Safety and security are enhanced with the addition of a front centre side airbag and a
Bluelink SOS emergency call button.

Additional luxuries for Highlander variants include heated and ventilated front and second-
row seats now for both seven- and eight-seat variants.

Highlander variants also gain exclusive interior finishes, quilted seat inserts, quilted and
perforated door trim inserts, suede headlining and stainless-steel front speaker grilles, and
door/cargo area scuff plates.

2023 Palisade Elite variants feature black leather upholstery with premium quilting and
Cross Line alloy look trim. While every Highlander variant is available with Black Nappa
leather with luxury quilting and Gloss Black/Pinstripe trim, with the further options of Warm
Grey and Dark Khaki Nappa leather with unique wood-look trim dependent on the exterior

The launch of the 2023 Palisade sees the Australian debut of Bluelink connected car
services, marking a step change on Hyundai’s mission to create smart mobility solutions
and a better future for everyone.

Bluelink and the accompanying connected car services are provided free of charge for the
first five years of new vehicle ownership and is transferrable to subsequent owners within
this five-year period.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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