Hyundai officially introduced the Seven Concept which is one of the electric vehicle lines and is ready to be produced in 2024. With its size large enough, the Hyundai Seven Concept will be named a competitor to the Volvo XC90.
This Seven Concept is also referred to as a special electric SUV, this can be seen from its exterior design style which is very thick with aerodynamic lines and a fairly long axis distance in its class. But reportedly some touches on the exterior will be sweetened in the production version later, we can also see what the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6 are doing from the concept model to the production version which has not changed too much.
The presence of the Seven Concept itself is the third electric vehicle that has been launched by the manufacturer with the ‘H tilt’ logo this year. Indeed, the design is very different compared to previous generations of Hyundai vehicles and this is shared by those who are committed to bringing a new touch to their vehicles in the future.
One of the most noticeable new nuances is the pixel parametric design displayed by the headlights and taillights, which are commonly used by Hyundai electric vehicles today. By Hyundai, this design style is a form of combining two digital elements and analog styles in one package.
In addition, this electric SUV concept also uses the E-GMP platform which is specifically designed for Hyundai electric vehicles and makes it have a flat floor, short overhangs and a wheelbase of up to 3,200 mm. This figure is similar to the axis distance of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Armed with these long dimensions, of course, it will make the cabin space wider and more spacious than what Hyundai SUVs currently offer.
Inside, Hyundai will use a three-row seat configuration and consist of two seats that can be rotated back like the Staria, complete with footrests. This design is also planned by Hyundai in the future and describes the form of its autonomous car. In addition, Hyundai has also replaced the conventional steering wheel design with a retractable joystick.
Then the dashboard is replaced with a digital control panel that stretches across the first row and there is a large OLED screen that adorns the carbon ceiling and functions as a customizable virtual sunroof.
The interesting offerings in the cabin do not stop there, the Seven Concept will also be equipped with an ambient light, a refrigerator in the cabin and a special shoe storage space. Although it is still unclear whether this will be like this in the production version, but Hyundai confirms that they are very focused on presenting future vehicles in the near future.
In addition, Hyundai Seven will also use cabin material which is recycled material to make it more environmentally friendly. In addition, the air system in the cabin will also use technology such as aircraft cabins so that air quality is always clean and not contaminated. What’s even cooler, if the vehicle is abandoned by the passenger, the cabin will automatically activate the UV lamp which functions to eradicate bacteria and viruses.
Another leak that we can see from this Seven Concept is the ability of the battery that can be charged with 800V and can reach 80% in 20 minutes. In addition, at full power this car will be made to be able to go through a distance of 482 km or the equivalent of 300 miles. With this capital, the Seven Concept will become the most capable electric SUV in its class.
However, it has not been explained whether the presence of the Hyundai Seven will replace the conventional SUV model which is filled by the Santa Fe. However, considering the European market, which will soon impose a non-emissions car rule in 2025, this could be the only large SUV sold by Hyundai.