Hyundai’s Large Electric SUV Revealing Soon.
The popularity of three-row passenger SUVs is soaring in North America. Following pickup trucks, this kind of vehicle is one of the most demanded ones out there; a colossal number of car producers are either already trading them or working quickly to bring one to the market. Currently, Hyundai’s Palisade is succeeding in this field. However, it won’t be long before it will be supplemented by an all-electric model, the Ioniq 7.
Drawing on the success of the Kia EV9, Hyundai’s new Ioniq 7 will serve as the flagship for its electric SUV range. Spy shots show that this new model makes a resemblance to its Kia relation and also aligns with last year’s renderings. The framework and silhouette are alike, although wraps covering up both the front and back panels suggest modifications from the EV9 are present.
Originally unveiled as the Seven Concept, the Hyundai Ioniq 7 has kept many of its original design features intact. However, many of its more radical aesthetics have been removed. Gone are the iconic Coach doors; in their place stand traditional side windows and doors. Nonetheless, the unique frontal and rear lighting patterns remain unaltered.
Hyundai has declared that the Ioniq 7 will come with an entirely novel measure of roominess due to a long 126 inches wheelbase, an elevated ceiling and a smooth floor. The same platform of Kia EV9 indicates at least three possible drive trains are attainable, with different single-motor back-wheels thrusts and twin motor four-wheel drive system option.
Notwithstanding other new Hyundai and Kia models that adopt the E-GMP platform, it is believed that the Ioniq 7 will come standard with 800V ultra-rapid charging. Manufacture of the vehicle is anticipated to result in a battery capacity of 100 kWh, yielding an estimated range of around 300 miles, as well as a combined power output of 308 hp.
No images of the interior have been released yet; however, it is probably safe to assume that some of the eco-friendly materials seen in the concept car will be incorporated as well. The Seven Concept introduced an air cleaning system with UVC Sterilization, so there is no information at this time if the Ioniq 7 will also boast this item.
Hyundai is investing a whopping $7.4 billion into its United States manufacturing operations over the coming years in order to produce electric vehicles. Last year saw the introduction of the Ioniq 5, and recently the Ionic 6 has been released, signaling their ramping up of EV production. The anticipated unveiling of the Ionic 7 should occur later this year, with the probable launch of it taking place in either late autumn or early 2024.