Hyundai's new electric SUV concept will preview the three-row Ioniq 7.
Inspired by the Hyundai 45 concept, the Ioniq 5 is just the start of Hyundai's electric revolution. The Korean automaker's first dedicated EV will be followed by the Ioniq 6 sedan and the Ioniq 7 full-size SUV. While we know the Ioniq 6 will be based on the slick Prophecy concept, the Ioniq 7 will soon be previewed by a new concept called the Seven, debuting at the LA Auto Show this month. Ahead of the reveal, Hyundai has revealed some tantalizing teaser images offering a sneak peek at the electric SUV concept's design.
The Seven concept retains the Ioniq 5's Parametric Pixels design language for the headlights, combining a slim full-width light bar with vertical daytime running lights on the bumper resulting in a striking front fascia.
The fascia also appears to have a full-width pixelated design that could house Hyundai's revolutionary EV communication display.
Sharp character lines adorn the hood and we also get a glimpse at the concept's futuristic wheels. In terms of proportions, the Ioniq 7 is expected to be similar in size to the Palisade, Hyundai's flagship combustion-powered SUV. Like the Palisade, the Ioniq 7's spacious interior will have three rows of seats for up to seven passengers. Comfortable second-row captain's chairs will also be optional. The Seven concept will preview Hyundai's new interior design direction offering a "premium and personalized lounge ambiance." It will also be eco-friendly, with seats furnished in sustainable materials.
Like the Ioniq 5, the 7 will utilize Hyundai Group's dedicated E-GMP EV platform, which also underpins the Kia EV6 and the Genesis GV60.
Hyundai has already confirmed the production Ioniq 7 will only be available with a dual-motor setup producing 308 hp. Providing the juice will be a 100-kWh battery, which is larger than the Ioniq 5's 77 kWh battery. On a single charge, the Ioniq 7 will offer over 300 miles of range, which is impressive for a large three-row SUV.
After the Hyundai Seven concept debuts at the LA Auto Show on November 17, the production Ioniq 7 is expected to arrive sometime in 2024 and compete with the Tesla Model X as well as the upcoming BMW iX7 and EQS SUV. Before then, the Ioniq 6 will launch in 2022 following a short delay as Hyundai is making some last-minute adjustments to the design and improving the battery tech.