During the launch of the IONIQ 5 in North America in 2022, the brand’s marketer spoke about the following models, the IONIQ 6 sedan and IONIQ 7 SUV, which will enter the US market in 2022 and 2024, respectively. Now a new render of the SUV has been published on the web.
During the presentation of IONIQ as Hyundai’s electric sub-brand, the South Korean automaker announced plans to release the Ioniq 6 sedan in 2022 and the Ioniq 7 large SUV, which is slated to debut in 2024.
According to the latest reports from South Korea, Hyundai plans to foresee the launch of a large electric SUV to target the North American market, and yesterday the company confirmed that it will appear as a 2024 model. It also shows that the Ioniq 7 will likely ship with new SK Innovation batteries.
Like the Ioniq 5, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 and Ioniq 7 will be based on the same All-New Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) architecture. The dedicated EV platform is capable of ultra-fast charging, reaching 80% in just 18 minutes thanks to its 800V battery voltage and 350kW charging capacity.
Both the sedan and SUV are expected to take advantage of the E-GMP benefits, and thanks to the longer wheelbase, these models are expected to have a greater range thanks to the increased energy density of the battery packs, to around 630 km. Hyundai has confirmed that the larger SUV will have a 100 kWh battery pack. It is also reported that the IONIQ 7 will receive 6- or 7-seater options.
At launch, the IONIQ 7 is expected to have the latest in safety technology and systems such as the Highway Driving Pilot, which will be unveiled on the 4th Gen Genesis G90 by the end of 2021 and will receive a Level 3 autopilot. The new G90 will also feature air suspension and steerable rear axle (like the recently launched Mercedes S-Class), which could be a great option for a car of this size.
Of course, all the new features of the recently launched IONIQ 5 will be available for the larger SUV, such as Vehicle 2 Load, cameras instead of mirrors, AR navigation or solar panels on the roof, which in a car of this size could have a positive effect on range.