Hyundai Teases The Fully Electric Ioniq 7 Large SUV
Shortly after Hyundai announced their carbon-neutrality goals at the 2021 IAA Motor Show, the company dropped an official teaser of the fully electric Ioniq range, including a large SUV concept which previews the upcoming Ioniq 7.
The Ioniq 7 is expected to arrive in the US in 2024, joining the already available Ioniq 5 hatchback and the upcoming Ioniq 6 sedan which will premiere in 2022. The teaser includes the 2020 Prophecy concept which is a preview of the aforementioned Ioniq 6 and this large SUV.
Despite its imposing dimensions, the Ioniq 7 appears to have an aerodynamic silhouette thanks to the high ranked windscreen and the sloping roofline, while surfacing is on par with Hyundai’s latest design language. The model gets a grille-less look with a full-width horizontal LED bar and vertical LED units on the bumper. The squared wheelarches are filled with futuristic large-diameter rims that are probably going to be replaced by a more conventional wheel\tire combination in the production model.
All of Hyundai’s Ioniq vehicles will ride on the dedicated E-GMP platform. A stretched version will appear on the Ioniq 7 allowing for three rows of seats inside the cabin, with six or seven seats. The long wheelbase also means there is room for a large battery pack. Indeed, Hyundai has confirmed that their large electric SUV will use the new SK Innovation batteries with a capacity of 100 kWh and 800-volt technology, offering a range of more than 483 km (300 miles). The company also revealed that the AWD version of the Ioniq 7 will use a dual-motor setup with a combined output of 308 hp (230 kW / 313 PS).
As the flagship of the Ioniq range, equipment is expected to include all of Hyundai’s latest ADAS systems including the Highway Driving Pilot which offers Level 3 autonomy. Given its size and market placement, the SUV could also get the air suspension and four-wheel steering from the upcoming 2022 Genesis G90, as reported by The Korean Blog, together with features like mirror-replacing cameras and a solar roof.
We expect to learn more information on Hyundai’s fully electric 7-seater SUV in the coming months with the reveal of the concept car that will closely preview the production version which will arrive in 2024.