We also know when it'll be revealed.
Last year, we learned that Hyundai was planning to update the Palisade, which is something that was desperately needed considering that there was something not so kosher with the cabin of the luxurious SUV. Despite this small hiccup, demand for the Hyundai Palisade has been soaring, and the facelifted version is sure to be just as popular. We've only seen heavily camouflaged spy shots of the exterior up until now, but thanks to images obtained by Korean Car Blog, we now have our first look at the redesigned cabin, which looks far more modern and appears to boast new features. Unfortunately, even these aren't very clear, but we'll surely get better pics soon enough.
What we can confirm is that the family SUV will be fitted with Hyundai's new steering wheel, along with touch-sensitive controls for the climate control system. The changes aren't particularly big since the existing Hyundai Palisade offers a similar design for the center console with a large central storage bin and an obtuse angle for the controls. We'll likely see the same 12.3-inch digital driver display flanked by a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment display. Wireless smartphone connectivity, 64-color ambient lighting, and Harman Kardon premium audio will be offered once again, but we may see some more notable changes under the hood.
When the Korean automaker facelifted the Santa Fe SUV, it took the opportunity to introduce a new hybrid model. It's quite possible that the new Hyundai Palisade could get the same sort of treatment, helping sway buyers towards electrification through improved economy. At this point, there's been no official word on a plug-in hybrid, but it would make sense to do this as a way to keep the SUV relevant during its mid-life refresh. We expect to get more information and come across more spy shots as development continues, but don't expect the updated SUV to be launched before next year.