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 800V battery voltage and 350 kW charging capacity.
Both the sedan and the SUV should 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 Genesis G90 Genesis 4 by the end of 2021 and will receive a Level 3 autopilot. The new G90 will also feature air suspension and steerable rear axle (as in 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 can have a positive effect on the range.
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