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Hyundai Ioniq 7 2024: first look at interior in reported leak

Olek Novak

First glimpses of the interior for Hyundai’s much anticipated large SUV have been leaked

The seven-seat Ioniq 7 electric SUV hasn’t yet been revealed, but a first glimpse of the Hyundai’s new interior has surfaced online in prototype form.

Korean Car Blog – which recently published images of a prototype version of the electric SUV testing in Spain – has now published new interior images giving an indication on what we can expect to find inside the upcoming model in Hyundai’s expanding Ioniq range. 

Steering wheel and centre console of the Hyundai Ioniq 7 leak published by Korean Car Blog
Image source: Korean Car Blog

The various images showcase different elements of the interior including the steering wheel and glimpses of the dashboard of the electric SUV which has previously been previewed in concept form

While much of the interior remains camouflaged in the photos – and is clearly unfinished given the exposed cabling – the design has similarities with the new Sante Fe large SUV.

This includes the three-spoke steering wheel design, instrument and media display screens, and the physical controls for the climate and media system.

Steering wheel and centre console of the Hyundai Ioniq 7 leak published by Korean Car Blog
Image source: Korean Car Blog

What seems to differentiate the design from the petrol-powered Santa Fe is the lack of a transmission tunnel between the front seats afforded to the car given its electric powertrain.

This results in a floating centre console like the Ioniq 5, with floor space between the driver and front passenger. 

We can also see two cup holders and a wireless phone charging pad within the centre console and a shift-by-wire column mounted transmission selector like that in the Ioniq 5 midsize SUV and 6 sedan.

Ioniq 7 to head electric model lineup from Hyundai

Following the release of the Ioniq 5 two years ago and Ioniq 6 earlier this year, the Ioniq 7  is set to expand the Korean brand’s growing electric vehicle model lineup further with what will be their largest vehicle.

Based on the same modular Hyundai-Kia-Genesis e-GMP modular electric vehicle platform as the other Ioniq models, the large SUV has a longer wheelbase which at 3200mm affords it the opportunity for a large completely flat-floor design with more interior space, as previewed in concept form.

Hyundai Ioniq 7 2024 front end
This concept foreshadows how the Ioniq 7 will look externally

Also sharing the same underpinnings with the recently revealed Kia EV9 large SUV which is about to go on sale in Australia.

A fellow seven-seater, the EV9 measures in at 5010mm long, 1980mm wide and 1755mm tall – it is the first three-row electric EV to be offered in Australia, delivering up to 541km of driving range in its top spec.