Hyundai’s Seven electric SUV concept, which was initially presented at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show, is currently undergoing testing as a prototype for its production model.
Hyundai first announced this production model during the Ioniq EV sub-brand’s 2020 unveiling, indicating that it might likely bear the name ‘Ioniq 7’. The car manufacturer has confirmed that the new model will be on sale by 2024.
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The production model is anticipated to arrive as a 2025 version, with its unveiling potentially slated for the end of this year or the beginning of the next.
Compared to the concept, the production model’s design has been substantially simplified. However, it retains the same sleek roofline and nearly vertical tailgate. Instead of the concept’s square design, the production model will feature conventional round wheel arches, and the rear-opening coach-style doors have been replaced with traditional rear doors.
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In terms of size, the vehicle will be similar to mid-size SUVs, such as Hyundai’s own Palisade. However, the EV platform’s packaging advantages imply that the cabin space would more closely resemble that of a full-size model. The Seven concept had a substantial 126-inch wheelbase, but it appears that the production model’s wheelbase might be slightly shorter.
The Ioniq 7 will be closely linked to the 2024 Kia EV9, which was released earlier this year. There’s also a possibility of a related SUV from Genesis, possibly named the GV90 or Electrified GV90, although this is yet to be confirmed.
While Hyundai has not yet announced the powertrain specifications for the Seven concept’s production version, it is expected that they will align with those of the EV9. Depending on the market, the EV9 comes with a standard 76.1-kwh battery and rear-wheel drive. An optional 99.8-kwh battery is available with either rear- or all-wheel drive. The greatest range is achieved with the 99.8-kwh battery and rear-wheel drive, and Kia estimates that it should provide approximately 300 miles according to the EPA test cycle.
Hyundai is developing nearly a dozen EVs to be released throughout the decade. The next launch will be the sporty Ioniq 5 N, set to debut next month at the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Hyundai also has plans to introduce a next-generation EV platform featuring standardized batteries and motors.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Hyundai Ioniq 7
When was the Hyundai Ioniq 7 initially presented?
The Hyundai Ioniq 7 was initially presented as the Seven electric SUV concept at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show.
When is the Hyundai Ioniq 7 expected to go on sale?
The Hyundai Ioniq 7, which is the production version of the Seven electric SUV concept, has been confirmed by the automaker to go on sale in 2024.
What changes have been made to the design of the Hyundai Ioniq 7 from its initial concept?
The design of the Hyundai Ioniq 7 production model has been significantly toned down compared to the initial concept. However, it retains the same sleek roofline and nearly vertical tailgate. The production model features conventional round wheel arches and traditional rear doors, replacing the square design and rear-opening coach-style doors of the concept.
How many electric vehicles is Hyundai planning for the rest of the decade?
Hyundai is currently working on close to a dozen electric vehicles that are expected to be released for the remainder of the decade.
What’s the next EV model to be launched by Hyundai?
The next electric vehicle to be launched by Hyundai will be a sporty Ioniq 5 N, which is slated to debut at the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
More about Hyundai Ioniq 7
- Hyundai’s Official Website
- 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show
- Hyundai Ioniq EV sub-brand Announcement
- 2024 Kia EV9 Overview
- 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed