Hyundai Palisade Facelift Spied Production Ready

by Jan 11, 2022All News, Hyundai, Spy Shots2 comments

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Today we want to show you the first production ready prototype or P1 model pictures of the mid-cycle facelift for the Hyundai Palisade SUV spotted in South Korea by our colleagues at AutoPost.

What we know so far?

The Palisade (codenamed as OL) is already available with two V6 gasoline engines, 3.5 and 3.8 MPi with 277 and 295 hp. It is also available with a diesel engine, the 2.2 R-Engine with 200 ps. When Hyundai launched the Palisade couldn’t be so sure that it will turn in a total success.

As there any spy pictures of the Palisade facelift until now, we cannot say to much about what changes will have, if will have the same treatment as Santa Fe or Grandeur or instead that will receive a slight facelift. Hyundai could take advantage of this facelift and include a Hybrid/Plug-in Hybrid variant like they did with the Santa Fe.

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It is pretty difficult to imagine the design direction of the Palisade facelift will drink of, but recently Hyundai surprised us with big changes on their facelifted models. We will wait for the first spy pictures and check what changes we can expect.

Of course, the Hyundai Palisade facelift should receive latest safety pack, as well as new IT system and latest technologies we already have seen in models like GV80 or Grandeur. The powertrain could be enriched by the addition of the 2.5 Turbo, that delivering almost the same power as of the 3.8 N/A and performs better fuel economy and more punch.

Hyundai launched the Palisade Calligraphy trim in South Korea or United States with several updates and a higher quality interior, in order to get an upscale interior and exterior and compete against premium brands.

Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

2 Comments

  1. dan guelph

    2.5T won’t get better fuel economy, as it’s not Atkinson cycle like 3.8L and even on smaller models it barely gets 24mpg combined, while 3.8L gets 21mpg on much heavier Palisade. That 3mpg difference will basically disappear when they will put it on palisade due to increased weight. On top of that I highly doubt any performance difference as well, because 3.8L does 0-60 in 7.1sec while 2.5T does it in 6.3sec but on much lighter vehicle. Barely 1.8sec difference. When put on more heavier Palisade you’ll see basically same numbers. On top of that who will want to swap a reliable naturally aspirated V6 for a 4 banger with added complexity of turbo, especially if difference will be minimal in both mpg and performance? Not many.

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  2. dan guelph

    Seems to me it’s exactly same car, but with different plastic grill lol. Even interior is exactly same judging from insider Korean photos. Maybe they’ll add latest firmware and that’s about it lol.

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