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Auto123.com Reviews The 2023 Hyundai Palisade Urban!


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Author: Vincent Aubé - www.auto123.com

Much like elsewhere, the Hyundai brand's lineup is electrifying at a rapid pace. Again this year, a second model in the Ioniq family - the 6 - will meet the needs of those EV-ready consumers in search of a sedan. But until the electric shift is complete, the automaker has no choice but to mind the wants and needs of the many buyers who want a format such as a family transporter.

We had a look at Hyundai's SEVEN prototype at the recent Montreal Auto Show, but that crossover is still only on its way to becoming a production model. Eventually it and Kia's EV9 will be all-electric SUVs available for families. 

But for now, those aren't ready -- and Hyundai needs to turn a profit, of course. And to do so, ICE vehicles help with that. The imposing Hyundai Palisade three-row crossover has even been updated, getting a new look for 2023. 

Our test drive over the Christmas holidays confirmed the model's practicality for traveling en famille, and over a considerable distance to boot. We drove an Urban trim, all-new for the 2023 model-year.

A more urban flair
For 2023, the Palisade's facelift includes a big facelift for the front end, but this Urban edition takes things another step further. Its more striking look thanks to dark exterior elements has been used widely in the industry lately. The 20-inch wheels with a glossy black finish are also new, adding a touch of elegance to the package.

Among other new features for 2023, we note the "Ergo Motion" seat, ventilation for the second row seats, a new digital screen behind the steering wheel, an electrochromatic rearview mirror and acoustic rear windows. The thing about this list of extras and little luxuries, however, is that most of them are reserved for the Calligraphy trim of the model, the most expensive in the Palisade lineup.

Generally speaking, the Palisade doesn't otherwise change much, but the new front end seems to have been well received so far.

Still no electrification in sight
Under the hood, the brand's engineers have probably avoided making life difficult for themselves by trying to integrate any form of electrification into such a heavy vehicle. Instead, that mandate will be given to the Ioniq 7 SUV that will be the end product of the SEVEN prototype. And yes, that future three-row crossover will also be very heavy - a common thread among most of the latest new crop of EVs.

For now, the Palisade, like its non-identical twin the Kia Telluride, is only halfway through its cycle. Which is why the 3.8L naturally aspirated V6 (good for 291 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque) is still bolted under its hood. Unsurprisingly, the automatic transmission is also back; that 8-speed unit is a known quantity and it's been trouble-free so far. In a crossover the mission of which is to transport occupants in relative comfort, this discrete efficacy of this auto box is exactly what consumers expect. 

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Source: https://www.auto123.com/en/car-reviews/2023-hyundai-palisade-review/70116/

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