2023 Hyundai Palisade takes a sportier stance

Three years after its daring arrival, the three-row Hyundai Palisade is pivoting in styling course.

The child hauler, billed because the extra upscale alternative from its Kia-branded Telluride stablemate, revealed beauty adjustments that ditch the aspiring Posh Spice aesthetic in favor of a sportier guise.

The freshened 2023 Palisade additionally will get upgraded inside tech, extra facilities and expanded security choices, carrying ahead its worth proposition of a high-end inside usually present in pricier autos.

The exterior adjustments are usually not refined. The crossover’s new chiseled look is accentuated by an prolonged hood profile and a wider, squared-off entrance grille flanked by two vertical LED headlights with sharper traces. Skid plate decor is extra pronounced entrance and rear. The rear, that includes vertical LED taillights, has lost a lot of the curvature of its former jelly bean form.

Hyundai says a few of these adjustments have aerodynamic advantages — for instance, the deeper lean of the A-pillar and optimized entrance cooling space with an prolonged inside air information.

A brand new XRT mannequin aligns the Palisade nearer with the Tucson and Santa Fe lineup, providing patrons much more aggressive finishes reminiscent of darkish end 20-inch wheels, a darkish grille, black roof rail and black leatherette seating upholstery. It additionally comes with a energy sunroof.

The 2023 Palisade shares the Telluride’s 3.8-liter V-6. Models outfitted with all-wheel drive get a new Tow perform alongside the Normal, Sport and Smart modes.

The inside is filled with plush upgrades for passenger consolation, together with new third-row seat heating and second-row seating that has vents and outward-expanding headrests. The seven USB-A ports that had been unfold over the three rows at the moment are changed with USB-C’s for sooner charging. New Wi-Fi functionality is non-compulsory.

Robust Emerald joins the outside colour palette, and inside seating remains to be accessible in material, leatherette, leather-based and nappa leather-based.

The cockpit is reconfigured with an accessible digital rearview mirror, bigger 12-inch navigation display (up from the non-compulsory 10.25-inch) and slimmer horizontal air vents. The instrument panel is redesigned and provides customizable ambient lighting.

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