Refreshed Hyundai Palisade Arrives in South Africa

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Refreshed Hyundai Palisade Arrives in South Africa

Hyundai Automotive South Africa has unveiled the enhanced 2023 Palisade SUV, showcasing fresh new exterior and interior design cues, advanced safety features, and upgraded infotainment systems. The latest Palisade aims to solidify its position as Hyundai's flagship luxury family vehicle, perfect for both daily commutes and unforgettable road trips.

Bold New Exterior Features

The 2023 Palisade receives several design upgrades that elevate its premium appearance. The revamped exterior features include new front and rear bumper fascia, an updated front grille, fresh headlamps and daytime running lights, and an all-new multi-spoke alloy wheel design. The wider, cascading black chrome grille with rugged parametric shield elements adds a touch of prestige to the SUV. The headlight signature showcases new vertically connected LED composite lights, exuding a sharp and technical appeal. The 20-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels and redesigned lower front skid plate element enhance the vehicle's commanding presence.

Interior Enhanced with Intuitive Utility and Premium Design Features

Inside, the 2023 Palisade elevates the driving and ride experience with luxurious and practical features. It boasts a new instrument panel, driver's instrument gauge cluster, and audio interface design, along with a redesigned steering wheel. The new seating surfaces and materials provide a sense of relaxation and comfort, creating a serene environment for up to eight passengers during family adventures. Second-row armrest angle adjusters are added in the 7-seater derivative for added convenience.

The infotainment system receives significant upgrades, such as a wider high-definition display screen with a split-screen function, enhanced USB-C ports for faster cell phone charging, and dynamic voice recognition. The 2023 Palisade also boasts an Infinity 12-speaker sound system and new customizable user settings. Passengers can stay comfortable and entertained with the Quiet Mode setting for rear passengers and rear air conditioner controls accessible from the front display screen. The vehicle also includes second-row climate control settings and USB-C outlets throughout the interior for added convenience.

Powertrain and Suspension

Powering the Palisade is a frugal 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine that delivers 142 kW of maximum power and 440 Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine pairs with an 8-speed automatic transmission and Hyundai's HTRAC® All-Wheel Drive system, ensuring excellent performance and control in all weather conditions. The Palisade's McPherson struts at the front and multilink suspension at the rear provide responsive road handling and a smooth, comfortable ride.

HTRAC® All-Wheel Drive System

The HTRAC® All-Wheel Drive system enhances the Palisade's versatility with multi-mode capabilities. It offers electronic, variable-torque-split clutch with active torque control between the front and rear axles. Drivers can choose from various drive modes like Eco, Comfort, Sport, and Smart, each tailored to specific driving conditions. For off-road adventures, the system also offers Sand, Mud, or Snow Terrain modes.

New Safety and Convenience Features

Hyundai has prioritized safety by equipping the 2023 Palisade with an array of advanced driver assistance systems, including Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Safe Exit Assist, Driver Fatigue Detection, High Beam Assist, Smart Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Following Assist, Highway Driving Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, and Reverse Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist. These innovative safety features aim to prevent collisions and keep both drivers and passengers safe during their journeys.

Pricing and Availability

The 2023 Hyundai Palisade is now available in South Africa, offering two variants: the 7-seater Palisade R2.2 Elite and the 8-seater Palisade R2.2 Elite. Both variants are priced at R1,099,900 and come with Hyundai's comprehensive warranty and service plan, which includes a 7-year/200,000 km warranty, roadside assistance for 7 years or 150,000 km, and a 7-year or 105,000 km service plan with a 15,000 km service interval.


With its bold design, innovative features, and competitive pricing, the refreshed Hyundai Palisade is set to be a top choice for South African families seeking a luxury SUV for their daily adventures and memorable road trips. The combination of enhanced exterior styling, luxurious interior features, advanced safety technologies, and reliable powertrain and suspension make the 2023 Palisade an ideal vehicle for those seeking both style and substance in their family SUV.

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