2023 Palisade :
Our premium, high-tech flagship SUV.

27 July, 2022

  • Coming soon: the boldly restyled & substantially upgraded 2023 Palisade range
  • 2023 Palisade brings updated exterior and interior design elements to Hyundai’s SUV flagship, along with segment-leading safety additions and added luxury & tech
  • New 2023 Palisade has also been revised under the skin with improvements to ride and handling, transmission and NVH performance
  • Debuting on the 2023 Palisade, Hyundai Bluelink® brings smart mobility closer - the connected car is the next evolution of a super-connected lifestyle
  • 2023 Palisade is priced from $65,900 (MLP) and launches locally in August 2022
  • Introducing the boldly restyled and substantially upgraded 2023 Palisade, which is set to launch locally in August 2022.

    2023 Palisade brings updated exterior and interior design elements to Hyundai’s flagship SUV, along with segment-leading safety additions, and extra tech and luxurious features.

    An expanded suite of SmartSense™ driver assistance and advanced active safety features in the new 2023 Palisade now incorporates Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Junction Turning function, Intelligent Speed Limit Assist, a Multi anti-Collision Braking system, a 3D Surround View Monitor function, a Hyundai 1st Reverse Light Guide function as well as Reverse Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist.

    Hyundai’s pioneering front centre side airbag also forms part of the extensive safety suite.

    On the technology front, a 12.3-inch full digital instrument cluster and 12.3-inch touchscreen multimedia system now feature as standard, enhancing the user experience, along with a digital electro-chromatic rear-view mirror, Hyundai Bluelink® and other Hyundai-first features.

    Hyundai Bluelink® and accompanying connected car services make it easy to stay connected, with a 5 Year complimentary subscription. With Bluelink®, the 2023 Palisade now also comes as standard with Automatic Collision Notification, an SOS emergency call function, natural language server-based Voice Control, server-based Connected Routing Navigation and many other features.

    Bluelink® can also let users connect to their Palisade from anywhere via their smartphone, and make sure it’s safe, healthy, and ready to go. They can send planned routes from home to their car, receive emergency assistance automatically after an accident, and find, check and even remotely lock or start their car with their preferred climate settings.

    “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 Motor Company Australia Chief Executive Officer, Ted Lee said.


    2023 Palisade is available in two trim grades - Elite and Highlander - to ensure customers can access a tech-focused SUV in a package perfectly matched to their needs and lifestyle.

    Each trim grade is available with a choice of a 3.8-litre GDi petrol V6 with two-wheel drive or a 2.2-litre CRDi turbo-diesel with revised HTRAC all-wheel drive, both teamed with an also revised eight-speed automatic transmission.

    In addition, Palisade can be optioned with either a 7-seat or 8-seat layout, the former offering two individual captain-type chairs in the middle row (no cost option).

    The freshly updated flagship brings strong premium appeal across both grades underlined by striking new 20-inch alloy wheel designs, with exclusive design elements setting the range-topping Highlander apart.

    2023 Palisade Model Range

    Key New/Upgraded Feature Summary


    2023 Palisade ushers in a bold new look through a series of fresh design elements headlined by a new parametric shield grille design flanked by new vertically stacked LED headlights.

    New premium skid plate designs, fresh 20-inch alloy wheel designs, and square-shaped exhaust outlets complete the restyle.

    In addition, the Highlander variant now features exclusive design touches, including a satin chrome finish parametric shield grille with matching logo badge and skid plate finishes, new hidden-type turn signals, body-coloured cladding and exclusive 20” alloys in a sophisticated 15-spoke turbine design.

    Highlander also receives exclusive front & rear skid plate designs, a full-width high mounted LED stop light, and a separated hidden-type taillight design.

    2023 Palisade is available in a choice of nine exterior colours including the standard Creamy White mica and the optional premium Graphite Grey metallic and Sierra Burgundy, Moonlight Blue and Abyss Black mica.

    New optional premium hues for 2023 include Shimmering Silver metallic and Robust Emerald mica along with the Highlander-exclusive Olivine Grey metallic and Gaia Brown mica.


    New features for 2023 Palisade include a full-width centre air vent, a new four-spoke steering wheel with Highlander-exclusive two-tone finish, along with a 12.3-inch Navigation system featuring Bluelink® and a 12 speaker Infinity™ premium audio, and a 12.3-inch full LCD digital instrument cluster.

    Safety and security are enhanced with the addition of a front centre side airbag and a Bluelink® SOS emergency call button.

    Bringing extra convenience is the Digital Centre Mirror (DCM) utilising its own rear camera, a more powerful 15W wireless smartphone charging pad, and USB C-Type charging ports.

    Additional luxuries for Highlander variants include heated and ventilated front and second-row seats now for both seven- and eight-seat variants, and wing-out aircraft-inspired second-row headrests.

    Highlander variants also gain exclusive interior finishes, such as exclusive quilted seat inserts, exclusive quilted and perforated door trim inserts, suede headlining and stainless-steel front speaker grilles, and door/cargo area scuff plates.

    2023 Palisade Elite variants feature black leather upholstery with premium quilting & Cross Line alloy look trim. While every Highlander variant is available with Black Nappa leather with luxury quilting & Gloss Black/Pinstripe trim, with the further options of Warm Grey and Dark Khaki Nappa leather with unique wood-look trim dependent on the exterior colour.


    The launch of the 2023 Palisade sees the Australian debut of Bluelink® connected car services, marking a step change on Hyundai’s mission to create smart mobility solutions and a better future for everyone.

    Hyundai Bluelink® embodies the connection between you and your car, you and the world, you and your future.

    Bluelink® and the accompanying connected car services are provided free of charge for the first 5-years of new vehicle ownership and is transferrable to subsequent owners within this 5-year period.

    Hyundai Bluelink®: Key Features



    Hyundai iCare

    With Hyundai iCare, the joy of buying a Hyundai will stretch well beyond the showroom. This leading customer care program offers a comprehensive suite of owner benefits including; Lifetime Service Plan, 5 Year Unlimited Km Warranty, 5 Year Hyundai Bluelink® subscription, complimentary Roadside Assist for 12 months on new vehicles, 1,500km complimentary first service, a dedicated Customer Care Centre, and myHyundai - an exclusive owner website. When servicing with Hyundai, customers will also receive a Roadside Support Plan for up to 10 years, a 10 Year Sat Nav Update Plan and more.


    (Green indicates additional specification over the previous MY22 Palisade variants)


    1. Feature not available on 3.8 GDi variants
    1. Centre armrest applicable to 8 seat variants; Individual seat inner armrests applicable to 7 seat variants
    1. 1st row piping excludes headrests. 2nd row piping applicable to 7 seat variant only, excluding headrests
    1. Feature available on 7 seat variants only
    1. Two-tone steering wheel excludes Black interior variants
    1. Gloss Black trim applicable to standard Black interior only