The largest model of Hyundai’s Ioniq range has been revealed as a concept, with production likely to begin in 2024
While only in concept form for now, the Seven concept gives buyers a good idea of what is to come, as the industry shifts away from combustion engines.
Unveiled today alongside the similar Kia Concept EV9, the Seven concept is similar in size to a Hyundai Palisade.
The Ioniq 7 is based on the same E-GMP platform as the smaller Ioniq 5 midsize SUV, however the wheelbase has been stretched an extra 200mm to 3200mm with the wheels pushed as far to the edges of the car as possible.
This helps to create a flat-floor design that optimises interior space and all-round comfort.
Some of the highlights of the concept include a large single piece glass tailgate, active air flaps to cool the brakes and Parametric pixel LED tail lights, the same ones fitted to the Ioniq 5. Split ‘coach’ doors give the interior an open feeling and allow for easy access.
Inside, swivelling lounge-style chairs feature in the concept, however it is expected that a more traditional and less futuristic seven seat layout will feature in the production version.
There is a focus on sustainability with the Ioniq 7’s interior, which features mineral plaster, bamboo wood and carpet and bio-resin on multiple different surfaces.
While powertrain specs are yet to be released, Hyundai wants the Ioniq 7 to achieve a target range of over 480km while also having the ability to charge household appliances or other EVs through its vehicle-to-load capability.
As it shares its underpinnings with the Ioniq 5, the 7 is likely to get the Ioniq 5’s dual motor set up that produces up to 225kW of power and 605Nm of torque.
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