The Hyundai Palisade seems to be getting a makeover for the 2023 model year. While not a complete redesign, online spy shots of the new Palisade undergoing testing appear to suggest that the popular, three-row SUV may have changes made to both the exterior appearance and interior tech.
From what we can see in alleged photos of the camouflaged SUV, both the headlights and taillights appear to be slimmer than before, and the grille looks to have a three-dimensional design with Hyundai’s Parametric Hidden Lights technology, which could have possibly been inspired by the Tucson. The front bumper is likely to receive some minor redesigning as well, but we’ll have to wait for the unveiling to confirm any changes.
This facelift supposedly continues inside the cabin as well, where the infotainment screen and digital gauge cluster may be updated to be bigger. As the current Palisade’s range-topping trims already contain a 10.25-inch touchscreen, the 2023 model is suspected to have a 12-inch touchscreen similar to the Ioniq 5. Rumors also suspect that the new Palisade’s gear shift may be spherical, like the one found in Genesis’s GV60.
Under the hood, it’s expected that the previous engine type will be used. For the U.S., that means a 3.8-liter V6 that naturally aspirates and generates 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Using an eight-speed automatic transmission, that power is sent to either the front or all four wheels. There are rumors of a hybrid option as well, which would join the new electrified versions of the Tucson and Santa Fe.
Though it appears that Hyundai is testing a pre-production prototype of the car, no new safety features have been disclosed.