The 2023 Hyundai Palisade will hit Australian shores in August, bringing with it the same upgrades that adorned the facelifted model sold in overseas markets.
Hyundai Australia will offer the 2023 Palisade in two trim levels. Sitting at the base of the range is the Elite, priced from AU$65,900 ($46,059) with the available 3.8-liter GDi petrol V6 and AU$69,900 ($48,854) with the 2.2-liter CRDi turbo-diesel four-cylinder. Both engines are coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Accompanying the Elite in the range is the Palisade Highlander, starting at AU$75,900 ($53,048) for the petrol V6 and AU$79,900 ($55,844) for the diesel four-cylinder.
A host of new features come standard on the 2023 Palisade Elite when compared to the pre-facelift model. For example, it adds Junction Turning to the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist system, and includes Safe Exit Assist, Overtake Acceleration Assist, Multi Anti-Collision Braking, a front center airbag, electronic child safety lock system, SOS Emergency Call function, an enlarged 12.3-inch infotainment display and 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, remote start, and more leather across the dashboard, console, armrests and center door trim.
Numerous additional features come standard on the Palisade Highlander. These include a Blind-Spot View Monitor, Surround View Monitor, Reverse Light Guide function, rain sensing wipers, Remote Smart Parking Assist, 12-way adjustable driver’s seat, Nappa leather seats, two-tone steering wheel, diamond pattern trim, suede headlining, a glass sunroof, stainless steel front speaker grilles, 10-inch Head-Up Display, heated and ventilated second-row seats, and a heated steering wheel.
New to all 2023 Palisade models in Australia is the Bluelink connected car service. This feature adds the aforementioned SOS Emergency Call function alongside Connected Routing, voice recognition, Valet Mode, live weather, calendar sync, last mile navigation, a remote vehicle check system, various remote-operated services, and a find by car function.
“With a bold new style, enhanced luxury, and additional segment-leading safety technology for 2023, Palisade continues its place as the SUV flagship of the Hyundai range,” Hyundai Australia chief executive Ted Lee said in a statement.