Both Hyundai and Kia have lined up their flagship SUVs to launch on the 13th of April. The 2023 Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride facelift will be unveiled at the Los Angeles Motor Show on the 13th. Prior to the launch, both carmakers have given us a glimpse of their cars.
Even though they look different, they share a lot in common. So here is what we know about the cars so far.
2023 Hyundai Palisade & Kia Telluride: Engine and transmission
Both the SUVs are built on the same chassis and they also share the same powertrains. Like the existing models, the facelift will also feature the same 3.8-litre naturally aspirated V6 petrol engine. This makes 291 hp and 355 Nm of torque and is coupled to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Along with this, the 2023 Palisade and Telluride might also feature a diesel engine. A 2.2-litre turbo unit making 197 hp and 440 Nm of torque. Both engines will be available in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel-drive layout.
2023 Hyundai Palisade
The Parent company Hyundai showcased the Palisade in 2018 and went on sale in 2019. Going on sale in the U.S., the Palisade made a good reputation. Offered as a 7 or 8-seater midsize SUV, the Palisade was Hyundai’s biggest car in their fleet.
In the teaser image, Hyundai doesn’t reveal a lot. But we expect huge changes on the outside of the car. The chrome triangular pattern front grille is more like a rectangular pattern now similar to Tucson’s front grille. The headlights are placed on the side of the bumper with a split L-shaped DRLs. They have also displayed a new alloy wheel design. But there is no update on the interior of the Palisade.
2023 Kia Telluride
The 2023 Kia Telluride facelift will also debut alongside the Palisade during the Los Angeles Motor show. Built on the same chassis and sharing many bits, the Telluride still looks a lot different than Palisade. Kia has definitely worked its magic to differentiate.
From the teaser images, we can see the Sonet-like tiger-nose front grille on the 2023 Telluride. The beefy looking bumper and muscular bonnet give it a lot of character. The rectangular headlights on the side of the bumper have been continued with a new two-line DRL setup.
Kia has hinted at the interior layout of the car. The image suggests the old unit will be replaced by a dual-screen single unit placed on the dashboard. They didn’t reveal much but a complete overhaul of the interiors is expected.
1. Can I buy the Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride 7-seater SUVs in India?
No, both Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride SUVs are not sold in India. They are sold in select overseas markets.
2. Is there a Kia 7-seater SUV in India?
Kia at present sells the 7-seater MPVs Carens and Carnival, but they don’t have a 7-seater SUV yet. Kia Sorento is rumoured to debut in India next year.
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