The upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 7, the flagship electric vehicle (EV), has been recently captured on video during its testing phase. This prototype is the production iteration of the Seven electric SUV concept, initially unveiled at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Set for a 2024 market launch, as declared during the introduction of the Ioniq EV sub-brand in 2020, the vehicle is expected to be marketed as a 2025 model in the United States. Its official unveiling could occur towards the end of this year or at the beginning of the next. Although not yet officially named, it’s probable that it will carry the Ioniq 7 moniker, following the concept’s designation.
Significant design modifications have been made from the concept to the production model. The production version maintains the concept’s distinctive swept roofline and nearly vertical tailgate. However, it adopts more traditional round wheel arches with square-shaped cladding, diverging from the concept’s square arches, and features conventional rear doors instead of the concept’s unique rear-opening coach-style doors.
Despite its similarity in size to other midsize SUVs, such as Hyundai’s Palisade, the EV platform’s design efficiency is expected to offer interior space comparable to larger full-size models. The Seven concept boasted a lengthy 126.0-inch wheelbase, but the wheelbase of the production model appears slightly shorter.
Sharing its platform with the recently introduced boxy 2024 Kia EV9, the Ioniq 7 is also closely related to Genesis’s electric GV90, which is currently under testing.
Hyundai Seven Concept
Specifics regarding the powertrain of the Seven’s production version have not been officially disclosed by Hyundai. However, it is anticipated that its specifications will align with those of the EV9. The EV9 features a standard 76.1-kWh battery with rear-wheel drive, and an optional 99.8-kWh battery available in both rear- and all-wheel-drive configurations. The longest range is achieved with the 99.8-kWh battery in rear-wheel drive, estimated at 304 miles by the EPA.
Hyundai’s EV strategy includes the development of nearly a dozen new EVs by the end of the decade. Following the Ioniq 7, the next release will be the sporty Ioniq 5 N, scheduled for early next year. Additionally, Hyundai is planning to introduce a next-generation EV platform, incorporating standardized batteries and motors.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Hyundai Ioniq 7 EV
When is the Hyundai Ioniq 7 expected to be released?
The Hyundai Ioniq 7 is anticipated to go on sale in 2024, and it is likely to be marketed as a 2025 model in the United States.
How does the Hyundai Ioniq 7’s design compare to the original concept?
The production version of the Ioniq 7 has toned down some design aspects compared to the concept. It retains the swept roofline and nearly vertical tailgate but features conventional round wheel arches and rear doors instead of the concept’s square arches and rear-opening coach-style doors.
Yes, the Ioniq 7 will share its platform with the 2024 Kia EV9 and is closely related to Genesis’s electric GV90, which is currently in testing.
What are the expected powertrain specifications for the Hyundai Ioniq 7?
While Hyundai hasn’t confirmed the specific powertrain specs for the Ioniq 7, they are expected to align with those of the Kia EV9, which offers a standard 76.1-kWh battery and rear-wheel drive, and an optional 99.8-kWh battery available in both rear- and all-wheel-drive configurations.
What future EV plans does Hyundai have?
Hyundai is working on nearly a dozen EVs for the remainder of the decade, including the sporty Ioniq 5 N, due for release early next year. The company also plans to introduce a next-generation EV platform with standardized batteries and motors.
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