Despite only being on sale in Australia for less than two years, the Hyundai Palisade has a facelift for 2022. But not only that, it is also smarter than before and will introduce Hyundai’s BlueLink connected car services in Australia.
BlueLink allows owners to link their car and phone together to provide a wide range of new services, from connecting to an emergency operator in the event of an accident to providing ‘last mile’ navigation and remote starting .
Hyundai Australia hasn’t confirmed what functions will be available, but has said it will be the first model with the Palisade system in the coming years.
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Highlights of BlueLink include the so-called Automatic Collision Notification (ACN), which dials the BlueLink Customer Care Center in the event of an accident that requires airbags to be deployed. The human operator would be able to communicate with the occupants of the car and contact emergency services.
Other elements of the system include Connected Routing and Last Mile Navigation, which will allow you to either push your navigation from your phone to Palisade’s in-car system, or take it the other way so that you can drive your car once you park. to find the destination. car. It can also save your personal preferences for car seating and climate control settings, so the car can be prepared for you before you arrive.
As previewed in a leaked image earlier this week, the Palisade gets revised exterior and interior styling in line with other Hyundai models, notably the Tucson and Santa Cruz.
The changes start with a new front grille that integrates new headlights and daytime running lights, while the rear gets a new rear bumper. It also gets a new alloy wheel design.
Inside the Palisade, there is a revamped steering wheel design as well as the instrument panel and audio system. There’s the new ‘Ego-Motion’ driver seat, as well as new material for all three rows of seats.
Speaking of third row seats, they are now available with heating function – a first for the brand. The second row also gets a new armrest which is available with both the seven and eight seater variants. The higher-grade models will also get new acoustic-laminated glass.
In addition to the previously mentioned BlueLink, the Palisade will have several other new tech features slated for 2022. These will include a new 12.0-inch navigation screen, digital rear-view mirrors, digital keys and WiFi hot spots – another Hyundai first.
Hyundai Australia has confirmed that the updated Palisade is set to arrive in Australia in the third quarter of 2022, after which pricing and detailed specifications will be announced.