2023 Hyundai Palisade facelift teased

The Hyundai Palisade crossover is entering its fourth year on sale globally, so it’s due for a refresh.

Ahead of the facelifted model’s unveiling on April 13, US time, at the 2022 New York motor show, the company released two teasers overnight showing the crossover’s heavily revised front-end design.

While the bonnet and front fenders look to be carried over from the current vehicle, the facelift includes a new grille with a squarer frame with larger styling blocks inside.

Like on the Santa Cruz ute and Tucson crossover, some of these blocks may in fact be disguised lighting elements.

The Palisade’s vertical driving lights have been pushed to the outer edges, while the hidden pod for the main- and high-beam headlights seems to be a little narrower than before.

The update crossover will also be available with new alloy wheel designs. The, presumably, high-spec model in the teaser is shod with rims resembling turbine blades.

It’s unknown if the rear of the vehicle will be as extensively redesigned as the front.

Changes under the bonnet are yet to be confirmed, but the Palisade may gain hybrid and plug-in hybrid drivetrain options, or a turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine.

At present the large Hyundai crossover is available with a 204kW/335Nm 3.5-litre V6, 217kW/355Nm direct-injection 3.8-litre V6, and a 142kW/441Nm 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel.

Only the latter two engine options are sold in Australia.

In the first three months of 2022 Hyundai sold 1229 Palisades in Australia, an improvement of 67.7 per cent over the same time last year.

The smaller Santa Fe, meanwhile, slipped 51.1 per cent to just 834 units.

The Palisade trails the Mazda CX-8 (1299), Toyota Kluger (1673), and Mazda CX-9 (2031) in the large non-luxury three-row crossover segment.

It is ahead of the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace (159), Skoda Kodiaq (242), Jeep Grand Cherokee (716), and Kia Sorento (905).

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