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Hyundai Motor Group to launch EV GV70 and Ioniq 6 in 2022


Information leaked from an investor meeting has outlined Hyundai Motor Group’s plan for the next two years that will see the launch of two new electric models and a slew of facelifts.

The Hyundai Motor Group will launch an electrified version of its Genesis GV70 midsize SUV and the Ioniq 6 sedan in 2022, according to information leaked from a recent investor meeting.

If the new EV midsize SUV follows suit with the recently unveiled all-electric Genesis G80, it will be known as the Electrified GV70 and contain few styling changes over its combustion-powered equivalent – which is expected to arrive in Australia within months.

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Hyundai Motor Group is set to launch an EV version of the GV70 and the Ioniq 6 sedan next year (concept pictured)

According to Car and Driver, the two new models will be joined in 2022 by facelifted versions of the Hyundai Palisade large SUV and Sonata large sedan – though Australian timing is likely to differ.

While the Palisade is a recent addition to the Australian market it has been on sale in other markets since 2018, making the timing of the facelift about standard for the average lifecycle of cars in the industry.

HMG is also set to release a plug-in hybrid version of the Hyundai Grandeur sedan in 2022 and a facelifted Genesis G90 large sedan in 2021, neither of which are currently sold in Australia.

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Hyundai Palisade and Sonata are slatted to undergo a facelift in 2022, according to the report

The presentation also mentioned a next-generation ix35, a badge that has previously adorned the second-generation Tucson in Australia. 

Given that Hyundai has only recently launched a new fourth-generation Tucson, the naming likely points to a new small-midsize SUV to fill out the HMG lineup.

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If the Ioniq 6 is released in 2022 the timing would align with previous timelines put out by HMG

The timing of the Ioniq 6 launch aligns with previous timelines announced by HMG, with a Ioniq 7 large SUV set to join the lineup in 2024.

The Ioniq 6 will be based on the Hyundai Prophecy concept and be underpinned by the same E-GMP platform as the Ioniq 5 midsize SUV that will launch locally in the third quarter of this year.

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