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.

Source: Carscoops

Hyundai Ioniq 6 plus Pony sneak peek

Hyundai Ioniq 6 plus Pony sneak peek

The Ioniq 6, scheduled to arrive in 2022, is Hyundai’s GT version of the Ioniq 5 and shares the same platform, while the Ioniq 7 will follow and is rumored to be a full-size SUV.

The design of this car was inspired by a pebble, which is clear to see in the smooth, sleek lines. The back of the car is striking with millions of pixels, some that light up as headlights and brake lights, and a glass type spoiler. While some of these features won’t make it through to the final production model, the overall futuristic design will not be lost.

It’s a really, really beautiful car, and one that could not only rival the Tesla Model 3 but, with its luxury, sporty features, it could even take on the Porsche Taycan and Audi e-tron.

(video can be viewed on the article at link below)

Source: Electrek

AutoTrader Finds Hyundai Ioniq 5 A True Contender To Tesla

AutoTrader Finds Hyundai Ioniq 5 A True Contender To Tesla

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is one of the best new electric cars that is currently entering the market in Europe (soon also in the U.S.) and the latest AutoTrader review confirms it.

Hyundai, in general, was doing quite good electric cars - both the Hyundai Kona Electric and Hyundai IONIQ Electric were liked - but the Ioniq 5 is raising the bar much higher. The foundation of the Ioniq 5 is the all-new, all-electric E-GMP platform (Hyundai's first) for the new wave of Hyundai, Kia and Genesis brands. The E-GMP offers high range, performance, fast charging (also power export), tons of features and cars based on it are spacious. AutoTrader notes a positive drive experience, with a comfortable ride and quick acceleration, although the turning circle could be better.

For sure there are some weak points (there is no perfect car) and not all will like the look of the exterior or the specific look of the interior, but overall it's an outstanding package.

Only time will tell whether the Hyundai Ioniq 5 will become as successful as we think it will be and whether it really will be a high volume Tesla competitor. A Tesla killer? No, rather a strong contender.

Source: Inside EV's

Hyundai Ioniq 5 Driving Impresses Autogefühl

Hyundai Ioniq 5 Driving Impresses Autogefühl

Autogefühl recently had an opportunity to test drive the all-new Hyundai Ioniq 5 (AWD version) in Spain and the overall impressions from the review are quite positive.

The car is very good hardware-wise, which includes steering, suspension, acceleration, calmness (good noise insulation) and strong regenerative braking for single-pedal driving. It's simply fun to drive. Since its length is not the highest in its class, it appears to be great for cities.

We will skip the general things that we already know, like outstanding fast charging capability, as well as energy consumption (as it needs more testing than a single measure).

Autogefühl noted also a few things inside - seats are comfortable (but nothing exceptional), materials and quality are good, and the car is very spacious.

However, among the cons, there is the user interface of the infotainment, a bit complicated and not the best navigation. Additionally, there are capacitive buttons - both below the screen and on the steering wheel. On the positive side, HUD helps a lot. The trunk is not small, but its shape affects the rear height. 

The title question "Is it now the best EV to buy?" remains open - as usual, because of various pros and cons, and competition/prices, the answer might be different for individual use cases. For sure, it's one of the best EVs to consider.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 "slowly" spreads through Europe (it's available also in South Korea), while in the U.S. it should enter the market later this year (only the 77.4 kWh battery version).

We guess that it will be one of the biggest competitors to the Tesla Model Y in the U.S. and potentially one of the best selling.

Source: Inside EV's

2022 Hyundai Tucson driveway and infotainment test | No knobs? No probs

2022 Hyundai Tucson driveway and infotainment test | No knobs? No probs

Hyundai's 2022 redesign of its compact Tucson was about as comprehensive as they come. The switch to a new chassis brought with it a larger and more usable interior package, a redesigned cabin and a new set of powertrains. The interior overhaul included a brand-new infotainment system that happens to be suspiciously free of knobs. Harrumph.  

After spending a day with a 2022 Tucson hybrid earlier this year, I came away very impressed by the interior, as you can tell from the TikTok clip above. It looks great, feels great, and apart from a few small quibbles (like the volume controls and push-button gear selector), the cabin of these Limited models (the base car gets a different center stack switch setup) is fairly conventionally and intuitively laid out. If anything, I expected the lack of physical controls to be my biggest gripe with the Tucson long-term, but that turned out not to be the case. 

Let's start with the obvious: it works. Functionally, the Tucson's infotainment is no different than what we've seen in Hyundai's other recent offerings. The 10.25-inch screen looks larger than its dimensions suggest here (the Sonata's is 12.3 inches, for comparison) because it sits flush with the large, glossy bezel that houses all of the capacitive control surfaces. Yes, you have to hunt around for controls and the lack of tactile feedback can be frustrating, especially if you're on a bumpy road and pecking at one of the smaller toggles. But Hyundai included an audible "beep" for each of its capacitive buttons, so at least you know your inputs have been accepted. 

It also helps that Hyundai's voice controls are quite good. I happened to spend time in the new Tucson and a 2021 Ford Mustang on the same day, and was struck by just how much smarter the Hyundai's language recognition is. The older version of Sync in the Mustang required the use of specific keywords to access certain features, which ends up being the voice equivalent of menu-diving. The Hyundai? Just tell it what you want; 9 times out of 10, it'll understand. Plus, the center console does still house quite a few redundant physical controls, including those for the climate control, heated/ventilated seats and heated steering wheel. 

The wheel itself has volume and tuning controls, plus those for the cluster menus, from which you have control over most of the driving aids and other driver-centered features, meaning there's no need to dig into the infotainment system or even reach for the stack-mounted volume controls at all. It also has an instant-access button for your favorite feature, which you can designate from within the main screen's settings menu. Think of it like a bookmark you can customize. You can even turn it into a power button for the entire system, if you'd like, and there's a redundant toggle for it beneath the touchscreen so your passenger can reach it too. 

All in, it's not bad. Yeah, it would be better with a knob, but compared to other systems that have made the same transition, it's among the best. I can live with it.

2022 Hyundai Elantra N Debuts As An Edgy, Angry Sports Sedan

2022 Hyundai Elantra N Debuts As An Edgy, Angry Sports Sedan

It's been a long time coming, but the alpha of the Elantra line is finally here. The 2022 Elantra N builds on the sport-themed lines and punchy power of the Elantra N Line, delivering more performance across the board thanks to a bevy of upgrades under the hood and under the skin. And of course Hyundai offers it in a glossy exterior coat of Performance Blue.

As expected, the big news here is what's under the hood. To no real surprise, the Elantra N gains the familiar turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder found in other performance models from the brand. In the Elantra N it's good for 276 horsepower (206 kilowatts) sent to the wheels via an available six-speed manual transmission. It's also offered with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, but it's a wet box that executes crisp shifts and sends the Elantra N to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds. A trick e-LSD helps the front wheels handle that power while minimizing understeer.

Power isn't the only ace up the Elantra N's sleeve. For added cornering and acceleration, the Elantra N uses an integrated drive axle not unlike what you find in WRC cars. Hyundai says this arrangement is better at withstanding lateral loads while also shaving a bit of weight from the front. 14.1-inch front rotors with upgraded brake pads and improved cooling ducts help reel in the speed. Upgraded bushings and isolators are found in the suspension, along with additional chassis bracing and stiff rear bars for added rigidity. And Hyundai doesn't skimp on the tires, with 245/35ZR 19 Michelin Pilot 4S rubber at all four corners.

That's the crux of the performance upgrades, but Hyundai does build in some neat features for enthusiasts. A feature called N Grin Shift (NGS) temporarily bumps the boost pressure for the engine, giving an extra 10 hp for short sprints. Engineers also pump various artificial engine sounds through the car should driver and passenger be interested in such things, but remember all those Nurburgring spy videos of Elantra N prototypes popping and snapping like mad? That's the Variable Exhaust Valve System and it's decidedly not artificial. If you want to drive an angry Elantra, just activate the system and enjoy.

Inside, the Elantra N gains a lap timer for the infotainment system and other critical monitors for things like engine oil and coolant temperature. Naturally you get upgraded seats with extra bolster support and plenty of N branding to remind you that you're not in a run-of-the-mill Elantra. The exterior is arguably the least dynamic portion of the N upgrade, gaining a front fascia with a chin spoiler, a prominent rear wing, and a rear fascia with a diffuser.

The Elantra N is here, but Hyundai isn't ready just yet to talk price or availability. Expect it to appear first in South Korea, with sales coming to other markets presumably by the end of 2021.

Source: Motor1

Hyundai Creates Innovative New Head-Up Display

Hyundai Creates Innovative New Head-Up Display

Hyundai has been innovating in impressive ways, promising to bring flying taxis to the world and releasing hydrogen-powered trucks. The automaker has its fingers in a lot of pies and is investing billions of dollars in new technologies as it uses its recent successes to build for the future, but some futuristic tech is already available in our time. In its release of the Ioniq 5, Hyundai briefly mentioned an 'Augmented Reality Head-Up Display', but now we've got some real details on this tech. Being billed as the world's first 'clusterless HUD', this new tech aims to improve safety while making better use of cabin space.


The cluster comes from Mobis (Hyundai's parts and service division) which invested in Envisics, a company from the UK that specializes in this sort of thing. What the system does is bring driving information like speed and rpm to the driver's eye level while also projecting navigation information. This is said to improve both safety and convenience and offers better visibility of info.

Side View Driving

The new HUD is divided into four display areas with three at the top and one at the bottom. The top display areas show speed, rpm, Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) info, and navigation, while the bottom display area shows more basic info like coolant temperature, distance to empty, warning lights, turn signals, and other auxiliary info.

This HUD has a 15-inch display, so it's quite large, but the optical glass installed in the dashboard is fixed in an angled frame that slopes towards the driver to ensure even better visibility. We'll have to wait to see if visibility of the road is impacted by the display, but our more pertinent concern is that sunlight streams may rob drivers of all necessary info if the new HUD system is meant to be see-through. It's unclear what kind of AR HUD the Ioniq 5 will have, but it seems that this may be a different system. Whatever car it ends up being fitted to, Hyundai continues to impress with new innovations. Here comes the future.

Source: CarBuzz

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