The South Korean automotive manufacturer, Hyundai, seems to be still eager to provide innovation, especially for cars with electrification technology. After presenting the Ioniq 5 electric crossover and electric-engined fastback sedan, the Ioniq 6, the manufacturer with the slanted H logo will present its newest electric car product, the Ioniq 7.
As reported by Autoexpress.co.uk on Monday (11/7/2022), the Hyundai Ioniq 7 will use a large 7 seater SUV configuration. It is planned that the Ioniq 7 will challenge several big SUV cars with electric technology from several brands such as the Tesla Model X or Mercedes EQB. This means that in terms of body size, the Hyundai Ioniq 7 will use a size similar to the Hyundai Palisade.
Regarding when this 7-seater electric SUV will be launched, Hyundai itself does not want to divulge it widely. However, it is estimated that this big SUV with an electric engine will be introduced at the end of 2023. And for the model year that will be used, it will use the following year, namely 2024.
The same strategy was also carried out by Hyundai recently with the launch of the Ioniq 6. This electric car in the form of a sedan coupe was launched in mid-June yesterday and will only be sold next year with a model year of 2023. Just like the Ioniq 5 and 6, the Ioniq 7 will still be available. using the same platform as the two electric cars with the Electric Global Modular Platform or E-GMP platform.
One of the things that Hyundai wants to show on the Ioniq 7 is the use of a very long wheelbase or wheelbase. In the Hyundai Ioniq 5 alone, the wheelbase can reach 3,000 mm and it is also predicted that it will be further extended in the Ioniq 7 later. In addition, the Ioniq 7 will use a larger capacity battery with a much longer distance than the Ioniq 5.
Chung Jin-Hwan as Head of Electrification Development Group at Hyundai said that the Ioniq 7 is currently under development. He said that later in Ioniq 7, he was refining several sectors, such as the ability of this car to charge wirelessly, which would allow this car to be charged without plugging in a cable at the SPKLU. It will be interesting to see how this innovation will be applied not only to the Ioniq 7 but to other electric cars.
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