First Glimpse at Hyundai Ioniq 7’s Interior Caught on Camera

Hyundai’s New Electric SUV Delivers High-Tech Cabin with Three Rows.

Last week, our undercover agents managed to capture new footage of a Hyundai Ioniq 7 prototype during its winter testing. This time, they were able to get a closer look at the interior of the upcoming three-row SUV. The previously hidden details are now in plain sight.

The Korean automaker seems to be anticipating curious observers, as the interior of the Ioniq 7 is partially covered in camouflaging vinyl to conceal trim details. We appreciate this approach as it indicates that the drivers are thoroughly assessing the dashboard’s ergonomics in its final design without any distractions.

Thankfully, the large flat touchscreen on the dashboard is visible, bearing resemblance to the Kia EV9. The steering wheel, which has three spokes, is also apparent and sets it apart from its company counterpart.

Contrary to the Kia, it’s a relief that the Ioniq 7 will feature tangible buttons for both the entertainment and climate control systems beneath the A/C vents in the center console. However, as the images only showcase the front section of the interior, we are unable to get a glance at the second and third rows.

According to our sources, other notable features of the interior include circular door locks and a gear shifter located behind the steering wheel, similar to the design seen in the Ioniq 5. The center console also boasts a drive mode selector with a “Terrain” button, hinting at potential off-road capabilities for the Ioniq 7. Additionally, a toggle button for hill descent control can also be found.

One of the main features of the Ioniq 7 prototype is the inclusion of rearview screens above the door cards. This suggests that digital side mirrors will be available in markets where they are permitted. We had a brief experience with the Ioniq 6 in South Korea, which had this configuration. However, it took some time to adjust to the screens and they did not offer good visibility at night. It is hoped that Hyundai will utilize improved camera technology if it decides to incorporate this technology into the Ioniq 7.

In contrast to the recent sighting, the Ioniq 7 prototype spotted in wintry weather was more discreet in appearance, although it was evident that Hyundai had taken inspiration from the Seven Concept unveiled in 2021. The design of the front lights also mirrors that of the concept, with a full-length LED strip stretching across the hood and vertical stacks serving as the headlights on the corners. However, the taillights on the production model will have a different look, featuring a similar vertical orientation as the modern-looking Staria minivan, which is unfortunately not available for purchase in the US market. It seems that perhaps Hyundai is aiming to evoke a sense of luxury and sophistication as seen in the Escalade.

The soon-to-be-released Ioniq 7 will share the same foundation of the E-GMP platform, suggesting that it will likely offer similar powertrain choices as the EV version: a primary model equipped with a single motor generating 215 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, and more advanced variations with twin motors reaching up to 379 hp and 516 lb-ft. The battery sizes are expected to fall between 76.1 kWh and 99.8 kWh.

Hyundai is set to unveil the Ioniq 7 later this year, with plans for it to be available as a 2025 model.

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