Hyundai is planning to pre-pone the launch of its flagship 7-seat SUV, the Ioniq 7 for the second half of 2023 in contrast to 2024, which was the target earlier.
The 3-row Hyundai Ioniq 7 will be the next prominent EV from the Korean carmaker after the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6. With production planned from 2023 onwards, local manufacturing in the USA is aimed to commence in 2025. The production version will be based on the company’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). The Ioniq 7 could be treated as the electric version of its popular Palisade large SUV.
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Hyundai Ioniq 7 – Specs
While the Korean auto giant has been tight-lipped about the exact specifications of the electric SUV, we can dare to make some logical assumptions. Hyundai has been aiming for a range of over 300 miles (483 km) from this platform. To achieve that with such a large SUV, we expect the battery size to be at least 100 kWh. The Ioniq 5 puts out 320 hp and 605 Nm of power and torque in the 4WD version. We could expect something similar with the Ioniq 7 as well.
However, what is confirmed is the fact that the charging capabilities of the Ioniq 7 will be similar to the Ioniq 5. This translates to an architecture that supports 350 kW DC fast charging enabling a 10-80% charging time of about 20 minutes. Also, to enhance the accessibility of the electric SUV, it might well be offered in both RWD and AWD variants.
|Hyundai Ioniq 7||Specs|
|Battery||100 kWh (expected)|
|Power||320 hp (expected)|
|Range||300+ miles (483+ km)|
|350 kW DC Fast Charging||20 mins (10-80%)|
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Since there is no official word from Hyundai yet, we expect the dimensions of the EV to be slightly larger than the Palisade that is on sale in the USA. However, the wheelbase of the SUV (concept) will be 3,200 mm (125.9 in), as per the press release by Hyundai.
|Length||196.7 in (4,996 mm)|
|Width||77.8 in (1,976 mm)|
|Height||68.9 in (1,750 mm)|
|Wheelbase (Ioniq 7)||125. 9 in (3,200 mm)|
Interior and Features
The SEVEN concept was showcased with an exquisite interior layout with the latest tech features and sustainable materials. In addition to that, it boasts Autonomous Driving Capabilities, Internet Connectivity, Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) functions to power and charge external electronic appliances, etc. We expect all these features to make it to the production model too, along with a Premium Audio System, Panoramic Sunroof, AI-Powered Virtual Assitant, ADAS Functions, Digital Key, Cameras in place of ORVMs, and much more.
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This is where Hyundai will leverage its technology and worldwide presence. We expect the prices to start at under $50,000 USD which will make it a great value-for-money proposition which is the case with most Hyundai products.