2023 Hyundai Ioniq 7 – Hyundai will launch the Ioniq 7, a three-row, large-sized, all-electric SUV. Our exclusive images show how this new seven-seater from its Ioniq subbrand might look. When it debuts, the Hyundai Ioniq 7, the third model of the brand’s Ioniq electric vehicle range, will follow the Ioniq 6 saloon due for launch in 2022 as well as the Ioniq 5 crossover that is already in showrooms.
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 7 Review
An earlier, unreleased shadowy teaser image by Hyundai shows the three cars together with the Ioniq 5 in middle. This gives an idea of the differences in size and design between the 6 and 7 models. The Ioniq 7 is based on Hyundai Kia’s EGMP scalable platform electric cars. It will have a modular architecture that allows for flexibility in terms of width and length. These parameters are less restrictive than the ones that were required. This will make the size of the battery needed to power the SUV a significant determinant. Referring to the Ioniq 5 crossover, its wheelbase is 3,000mm. This is 235mm more than Hyundai’s seven-seat Santa Fe.
The Ioniq 7 could have this extended further to increase the cabin space. The car will have a larger battery that is sandwiched between the floor and the main body, which helps offset its heavier weight. With a breakthrough in battery chemistry, Hyundai will be able to offer as much as 100kWh of energy. This technology will allow Hyundai to move to its fourth-generation technology by 2023. It will increase energy density by 10 to 20 percent over current setups and give the SUV a range of around 400 miles. The Ioniq 7’s E-GMP platform’s 800V electronics architecture will provide 350kW rapid-charge capability. This means that the Ioniq 7 can go up to 62 miles in just five minutes. Wireless charging could be an option, given the 7’s status as a flagship model. Chung Jin-Hwan from Hyundai’s Electrification Development Group highlighted the possibility of wireless charging in E-GMP. He said: “It is in development; there have been many issues that inherently arise when wireless charging is used.” The Ioniq 7’s smart use of space will be a hallmark, just like its Ioniq 5 sibling. With the Ioniq 7’s SUV-body offering a higher seating position and a slim battery, the car will offer incredible space and practicality. Platform, battery, and electric-motor tech will become standardized across both Hyundai and sister brand Kia’s line-ups. Future models will be supported by E-GMP platforms. Interior design and space use will define the different models. The 7 will be treated in a similar manner to the 5 but with more emphasis on luxury and usability.
Because Hyundai is part of an agreement that will see the new Nvidia ConnectedDrive software platform with over-the-air update capability installed to its new cars starting in 2022, the cabin will feature even more connected tech. You can expect more advanced autonomous driver assistance systems.
Exterior styling will follow the 5’s style, with strong lines and solid surfaces. The Ioniq subbrand’s trademark LED light treatment, which is also shared with the Prophecy concept car, will also be used. This car gave us a glimpse of the Ioniq 6 saloon. Our preview images show that the Ioniq 7 will feature a full-width running light bar at the front, with Parametric Pixel LEDs. The 7’s high bonnet will add to its halo status. With no combustion engine to support it, the area under the bonnet could provide significant storage space, as well as charging cables. The big glasshouse is balanced by chunky surfacing along the flanks, which merges into a squared-off rear with an LED design.
The Ioniq 7 is large enough to use the dual-motor set-up of the Ioniq 5. This unit currently produces up to 301bhp, 605Nm torque, and has the 4WD capability. This is sufficient for a 5.2 second 0-62mph time in the smaller crossover, so the larger Ioniq models should still be able to deliver adequate performance. This tech in Kia’s EV6 GT can deliver up to 577 bhp. Hyundai may be able to crank up the wick on the Ioniq 7. Large SUV owners often use their vehicles to pull trailers and caravans. This tech should give the 7 an adequate towing capacity, regardless of its power output. The Ioniq 5 can tow up to 1,600kg.
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 7 Released
Hyundai has already confirmed the Ioniq 7’s arrival in 2024. Therefore, it is possible that the concept version of the model will break cover late in the year or early 2023.