- Hyundai Ioniq 7 SUV spotted testing
- Full-size electric SUV
- Read more details below
The upcoming addition to Hyundai's electric vehicle lineup is the Ioniq 7, following the launches of the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6. Hyundai has initiated testing of the Ioniq 7, an all-electric SUV based on the Kia EV9 platform, on German roads. Initially showcased as the 'Seven Concept' in late 2021, this three-row electric vehicle is set to make its debut in 2024.
Let's get into more details about this full-size SUV from the Japanese car giant.
Hyundai Ioniq 7:
From the spy pictures, despite being heavily camouflaged, the Ioniq 7 showcases a recognizable front fascia characterized by an upright bonnet, slim LED DRLs, and vertically stacked LED headlamps mounted on the bumper.
Additional exterior features include roof rails, a blacked-out roof, flared wheel arches, body-colored ORVMs with turn indicators, and an extended roofline that seamlessly integrates into the rear profile. These design elements suggest a blend of contemporary aesthetics and practical functionalities, contributing to the overall appeal of Hyundai's upcoming all-electric SUV.
The rear design of the Ioniq 7 is anticipated to feature a clean and minimalistic aesthetic, with a vertical setup for LED taillights. Aligning with its electric counterparts, the Ioniq 7 is expected to incorporate flush door handles and adopt a pixel theme throughout its design elements. This design approach not only contributes to a modern and sleek appearance but also reflects a cohesive and innovative design language across its electric vehicle lineup.
Underpinnings, Battery And Range
The Ioniq 7 is constructed on Hyundai's e-GMP electric platform, which is also the foundation for the Ioniq 5, Kia and EV6. Beyond the platform, the Ioniq 7 will share its powertrain with the EV9. It is likely to be available in multiple variants, with the entry-level model featuring a 76.1kWh battery pack paired with a rear-mounted motor producing approximately 350Nm of torque. Hyundai may also offer a long-range version equipped with a larger 99.8kWh battery unit, providing a driving range exceeding 400km.
While it is currently in its testing phase, we expect it to be globally revealed sometime next year. After that, since the 3-row electric SUV is still in its nascent phase, it remains to be seen as to whether (and when) India will receive this upcoming SUV.
The new SUV spotted hints at the future prospecta that the Hyundai is planning to bring forth in near future. While crossovers and compact SUVs already have Hyundai's presence, this 3-row SUV aims to take it even bigger. Exact info is however not available at the moment, expect them to pop-up as we get closer to its official debut. Also, join our Whatsapp Group Community of petrolheads to find out more exciting news like this.