Talal Bara – Dubai
At a regional media event held in the Emirate of Dubai last Thursday, Hyundai unveiled its flagship SUV, the new 2023 Palisade SUV.
Completely improved and featuring updated design on both interior and exterior elements, the new Palisade not only features new convenience and safety technology, but also ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance) systems.
Hyung Joong Im, Head of Hyundai Motor Middle East and Africa Headquarters, said: “The new Hyundai Palisade reflects the best application of Hyundai’s design language and technological capabilities.
He added: The new design in the Palisade brought many new details, greatly improved luxury and convenience features, and many smart family-oriented technologies.
These best-in-class features, along with our commitment to quality, make the new Hyundai Palisade a formidable contender in the family SUV segment.
The design of the new Palisade has been carefully refined to reflect leadership and a sense of luxury, starting with the shape of the grille, which is now wider, the cascading shape reflecting the shape of a powerful shield.
Characteristic of Hyundai’s noteworthy design language is the new front lighting system with vertically mounted LED headlights, which frame the grille’s sharp edges.
From the side, the new 20-inch wheels with a new flowing multi-spoke look. Also improves the powerful image, new enhancement details on the lower front panel element. It also includes an extended hood profile.
The impressive spaciousness of Hyundai’s top SUV is emphasized by the bold C-pillars and panoramic side glass fascia.
From the rear, the iconic vertical LED taillights and lower fascia skid plate details add to the wide stance.
The updated design also includes aerodynamic improvements, including a quick A-pillar angle, rear spoiler side garnish, pre-cooling area with extended interior air ducting, aerodynamic underpanels and rear wheel air deflectors.
The driving force
The Palisade’s power comes from several engine options, starting with the 3.5-liter MPI V6 engine with 272 horsepower and 330 Nm of torque. For more performance, the car is available with a 3.8-liter Atkinson cycle V6 engine with CVVT dual valve timing and direct injection, for power Excellent efficiency.
The latter 3.8-liter engine is estimated to produce 295 horsepower and 355 Nm of torque, and this power is transferred to the wheels through an improved eight-speed automatic transmission with multi-plate torque converter and provides two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive HTRAC, with a drive ratio Final 3.648 for confident acceleration.
The Palisade features ultra-quiet performance, with ample insulation under the hood, special sound deadening mats, and drivetrain adjustment that delivers a smooth, linear response.
The new Palisade is equipped with the Hyundai HTRAC AWD system, developed as a multi-mode system, offering an electronically variable torque clutch, with active torque control between the front and rear axles, and the HTRAC Normal, Sport and Smart driver-selected modes help provide confident control in all weather conditions.
The Sport setting creates a more agile feel by sending more available torque to the rear wheels, for a sporty, dynamic feel when desired.
This system has a wider range of torque distribution variance than many competing systems, and is tuned for conditions such as straight-line acceleration, cornering at medium or high speeds, and hill launching.
New safety technologies
In family SUVs, safety comes first, so the 2023 Palisade comes with the latest safety and driver assistance features and technology.
Cabin occupants have side impact airbag protection as standard.
The ever-expanding range of advanced driver assistance systems includes many innovative technologies, including Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist, Safe Exit Assist, Driver Alert, High Beam Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Cross Traffic Assist.
Collision-Avoidance Assist, Reverse Park Collision-Avoidance Assist and Remote Smart Park Assist.
The interior: comfort, convenience and luxury
The new 2023 Palisade now comes with many comfort and luxury innovations for drivers and passengers.
The driver’s seat with new Ergo technology, designed to provide comfort and help reduce fatigue during long journeys. Second-row passengers now enjoy improved comfort with additional wing-mounted headrests and seat ventilation for added comfort.
Another smart tech feature intended to provide additional driver comfort is the full-screen “Center Digital” rearview mirror, which uses the rearview camera to allow the driver to see clearly behind the new Palisade without obstruction to passengers or cargo.
The large, user-centric 12-inch display features many apps and functions, including smartphone connectivity and mirroring capability.
New horizontal slim air vents give a sense of spaciousness and airiness. The instrument panel has been redesigned to create a more massive look with new ambient lighting patterns. The wireless charging capacity has also been upgraded from 5W to 15W for faster charging of the device.
The flagship family-oriented SUV’s interior conveys an air of relaxation and comfort, creating an extremely comfortable and cozy family space with standard seating for eight passengers ready for all family trips and outings.
A practical new feature is the One-Touch Second Row Seat, which allows easy operation to move the seat forward and out of the way for easy access to and from the third row.
The third row offers folding and reclining seats for added comfort, while the second row of captain’s chairs is also optional, and to charge the device faster throughout the interior, new USB-C ports have been added, providing additional convenience for all passengers.
family comes first
Also very important to the family is the Ultrasonic Rear Passenger Alert System, which monitors the rear seats to detect movements of children and pets, and reminds drivers to check the rear seats when leaving the vehicle. If the system detects movement in the rear seats after the driver exits and locks the vehicle, the The system is designed to help prevent children and pets from being left in the car, but it can also help if the vehicle is accidentally locked.