Back in late 2022, we came across a dealership ad that showed the prices of the 2023 refreshed Hyundai Palisade. At the time, it was not yet officially revealed by Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc (HMPH) but based on the ad we saw, the automaker will supposedly sell it for around PHP 3.8 million.

Fast forward to the New Year, and HMPH has quietly rolled out the 2023 Palisade for the Philippine market. Sporting a redesigned look inside and out, the flagship three-row SUV gets a bolder exterior, a more high-tech and lavish interior, as well as a plethora of intelligent driver aids and amenities.

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Beginning with its looks, the 2023 Palisade comes with a wider “Cascading Grille” that is paired with new vertical LED daytime running lights (DRLs). There are also new restyled bumpers and LED headlights, auto-dimming side mirrors, large 20-inch alloy wheels, panoramic side glass graphics, and tweaked LED taillights. Size-wise, the 2023 Palisade measures 4980mm long, 1975mm wide, and 1750mm tall. It also has a generous wheelbase that measures 2900mm.

Over to its interior, a redesigned dashboard greets occupants along with a new steering wheel and a more ergonomic center console. The instrument panel is now fully-digital and measures 12.3 inches in size. The touchscreen infotainment, on the other hand, also measures 12.3 inches and comes with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, and a surround-view monitoring system.

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Other available interior features include; full leather seats, an Infinity sound system, power-adjustable front seats with memory function, a smart tailgate system, automatic climate control, ventilated and heated front/second-row captain seats, a wireless phone charger, and rear USB charging ports.

Powering the 2023 Palisade is a 2.2-liter turbo-diesel engine that is hooked up to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The engine makes 193 PS at 3800 rpm along with 440 Nm of torque between 1750 to 2750 rpm.

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Complementing the turbo-diesel powerplant is Hyundai's HTRAC all-wheel-drive system that provides grip over any terrain. Depending on road conditions, the system can be set to Snow, Mud, or Sand for optimized traction. The system also has a drive mode select system that can set the powertrain to Comfort, Eco, Sport, and Smart.

A wide array of safety features come as standard on the 2023 Palisade. From anti-lock brakes, 6 airbags, traction control, stability control, rear-occupant alert, front/rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitor, and a multi-collision brake system, the Palisade is packed to the brim.

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The 2023 Hyundai Palisade is now available for indent orders at authorized dealerships and is retailing for PHP 3.780 million.