Ioniq 7 electric SUV to feature high on space & road presence

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Hyundai Ioniq 6 will be followed by a new flagship Hyundai electric vehicle called the Hyundai Ioniq 7. Speaking to autocar.co.uk recently, SangYup Lee, Head of Design, Hyundai, suggested that the third electric car will be about space and be a good family vehicle.

Hyundai Ioniq 7 teaser
The Hyundai Ioniq 7 concept (behind) gets pixelated LED headlights covering most of its front end and would be the next step in the brand’s ‘Parametric Dynamics’ design.

Announcing the Ioniq brand for the future Hyundai electric vehicles and its initial line-up last week, Hyundai had revealed that the Ioniq 7 would be a large SUV. Like the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6, it will be based on a new platform developed exclusively for next-gen Hyundai Motor Group electric vehicles – E-GMP (Electric-Global Modular Platform). The same platform will underpin future Kia EVs (including the Kia CV) and the first Genesis EV (codename: Genesis JW).

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E-GMP will allow HMG to offer Hyundai, Kia and Genesis EVs with with a system voltage of 800 volts instead of the typical 400 volts and 350 kW rapid-charging support. The new dedicated BEV platform is central to HMG’s electrification strategy, and so, it will see unveil at its own event, on 21 October 2020.

The 7 will be previewed by a concept, which has been shown in the teasers above. Each of the Hyundai Ioniq EV will have a design completely different design. The large SUV’s concept version can be seen featuring a very boxy body that gives it an upright stance and overall a very assertive character. There’s also a clamshell bonnet, full-width LED DRL stripe and likely tall pixelated headlamps with L-shape signature on the outer ends. The production version could be a three-row electric SUV with 6- and 7-seat seating options offering best-in-class knee room and headroom.

What will be the Hyundai Ioniq 7 range?

The Hyundai Ioniq 7 would come with multiple battery pack and motor options. The most efficiency-focused variant could pack a battery with energy capacity of over 100 kWh and a range of well over 500 miles (804.67 km).

What are the Hyundai Ioniq 7 rivals?

The Hyundai Ioniq 7 would be competing with large SUV models like the recently reported large Nissan electric SUV positioned above the Nissan Ariya, and the VW ID.6 derived from the VW ID. Roomzz concept as well.

What is the Hyundai Ioniq 7 release date?

The Hyundai Ioniq 7 has been confirmed to be released in early-2024. Its concept version will likely be introduced next year and the Hyundai Ioniq range will be targeted at developed countries. The Hyundai electric cars for India are expected to be much less sophisticated, smaller and less radical.