Australian News - August 27, 2021

2022 Palisade. Big SUV. Bigger Range

Hyundai is proud to introduce the 2022 Palisade, now available in three value-packed trim grades, and due in dealerships from the start of September.

The spacious, safe and luxurious 2022 Palisade range expands from the previous two grades to incorporate a new Elite mid-level variant, which slots between revised Palisade (entry model) and Highlander variants.

2022 Palisade Model Range

  • Enhanced Highlander variant brings additional premium features, and optional black Nappa leather, without a price increase
  • Value-packed new Elite variant costs only $1,500 more than the outgoing 2021 Palisade range-opener, but receives a significant specification upgrade
  • Range-opening Palisade variant cuts the model’s entry price by $5,000 (due to arrive in dealerships from Q4 2021)

The flagship 2022 Palisade Highlander brings a striking new premium look courtesy of body-coloured bumpers and side cladding, complemented by 20-inch Calligraphy alloy wheels. Available for the first time is a luxurious black Nappa leather interior cabin (no cost option), in addition the previous beige and burgundy offerings.

The new Elite variant is also brimming with extra features, compared with the outgoing 2021 range-opener, and is available in seven- or eight-seater configuration.

Palisade Elite features a 10.25-inch touchscreen multimedia unit with satellite navigation and 12-speaker Infinity Premium Audio, heated front seats, a single-panel glass sunroof, rear privacy glass, a smart power tailgate, and wireless smartphone charging.

There are also bright LED lights front and rear and stylish 20-inch alloy wheels.

The Palisade entry variant now features wireless smartphone charging (Qi standard) and an 8.0-inch multimedia system (in place of a 10.25-inch Infinity audio unit) in an appealingly priced eight-seater range-opener.

The continuing powertrain line-up sees each grade offered with a choice of 3.8-litre V6 petrol 2WD or 2.2-litre turbo-diesel AWD, both with an eight-speed automatic.

“Palisade has been revised to provide an even more enticing large SUV flagship for 2022, with a more accessible range-entry model, value-packed new Elite, and enhanced Highlander,” Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Executive Officer Jun Heo said.

“Palisade continues to deliver an enticing blend of smart technologies and luxury features, in a seven- or eight-seater SUV package that is ideal for Australian families,” he said.


Drivetrain 3.8 GDi 2WD 2.2 CRDi AWD
Transmission 8 AT 8 AT
Power 217 kW 147 kW
Torque 355 Nm 440 Nm
L/100km 10.7 7.3


Drivetrain Palisade Elite Highlander
3.8 GDi 2WD 8AT $55,000 $61,500 $71,000
2.2 CRDi AWD 8AT $59,000 $65,500 $75,000

Option pricing Palisade Elite Highlander
Premium Paint $695 $695 $695
Black Nappa Leather No Cost

Note: All prices are Manufacturer’s List Price. Price excludes dealer delivery and on road costs.


Trim Interior Exterior
    Abyss White Steel Sierra Moonlight Rain
Black Cream Graphite Burgundy Cloud Forest
(A2B) (WC9) (P7V) (W7B) (UB7) (R2F)
    Mica Mica Metallic Mica/Met Mica Metallic
    Premium Standard Premium Premium Premium Premium
Palisade Black Leather
Elite Black Leather
Highlander Beige Nappa Leather
Highlander Burgundy Nappa Leather
Highlander Black Nappa Leather


Palisade (available in 8 seat configuration)
Key Specifications
Driving Convenience

● Electronic Parking Brake (EPB)
● Shift-by-wire transmission

● Smart key with push button start

● Wireless Charging Pad

Multimedia System

● Apple CarPlay& Android Auto5

● Multi-Bluetooth® Connection

● 8” touchscreen display

● Quiet Mode Function

Passive Safety

● 6 airbags (including 3rd row curtain)

● ISOFIX child restraints (x3)

● Top tether child restraint anchors (x5)

Wheels & Tyres

● 18” alloy wheels

● Full size alloy spare wheel

Active Safety

● SmartSense advanced safety, including:

– Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist-Rear (BCA-R)
– Driver Attention Warning (DAW)

– Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) (camera & radar)

– High Beam Assist (HBA)

– Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)

– Lane Following Assist (LFA)
– Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist (RCCA)

– Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)
– Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go

● Parking Distance Warning (F&R)

● Rear view camera

● Tyre Pressure Monitoring (TPMS)

● Trailer Stability Assist (TSA)


● Auto dusk sensing headlights

● LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) ● Rear fog lights -LED

● LED High Mount Stop Light (HMSL)

Vision & Sight

● Electro-chromatic Mirror (ECM)

● 7” supervision cluster (TFT, colour)

Ventilation & Heating

● Climate control AC (3 zones)

● Cabin air filter

● Cooling/heating diffusion type roof air vent – 2nd row & 3rd rows

● Cooling/heating vents 2nd row floor

Occupant Comfort & Convenience

● Leather-appointedinterior – seats & steering wheel

● Power driver’s seat

Palisade Elite (available in 7 or 8 seat configuration)
Key specifications above Palisade
● Satellite navigation

● 10.25” touchscreen display
● Driver Talk Function

● 12 speaker Infinity audio system

● Rear privacy glass

Smart power tailgate

● Heated front seats 

● Single panel sunroof

● Dual LED headlights 

● Wireless charging pad

● 20” alloy wheels

● Available in 7 / 8 seat configuration

● Rear LED combination lamps

Note: Key specification additions compared with 2021 Palisade (entry model) are marked in green.

Palisade Highlander (available in 7 or 8 seat configuration)
Key specifications above Elite
● Head-Up Display (HUD)

● Blind Spot View Monitor (BVM)

● Surround View Monitor (SVM)

● Suede roof lining

● Nappa leatherseats

● Dual sunroof with tilt function

● Head-Up Display (HUD)

● Rear door blinds

● Integrated Memory System (IMS) Driver’s seat

● Heated front and second row seats

● Ventilated front and second row seats (rear ventilated only available on 7 seat Highlander)

● Heated steering wheel

● Rain sensing wipers

● Safe Exit Assist (SEA)

● 20” alloy calligraphy wheels

● Black Nappa Leather seats (opt)

● Body coloured bumpers 

● Body coloured cladding

Note: Key specification additions compared with 2021 Palisade Highlander are marked in green