With the world swiftly moving towards the future with the inclusion of Electric Vehicles on the global map, Hyundai is all set to expand its electric vehicle range with the new Hyundai Ioniq 7. The brand is pushing itself to be a part of the electric green revolution that has already begun to take the world by storm. It will be the third Ioniq to be added to the Ioniq range. The Ioniq 6 Saloon from Hyundai is expected to come out by next year.
The automaker from Korea is gearing up to bring this seven-seater that comes with three rows and is not powered by any combustible engine. There has been a slow but consistent change in the auto market globally in terms of the use of electricity as a source of power instead of the traditional use of fuel. This change has been on the rise for a couple of years now and has since gained full force traction. The Ioniq has been formulated keeping this in mind. The Ioniq is built in accordance with this future market demand, meaning that it is an electric vehicle. This electric SUV will be the next one joining the pre-existing line-up in Hyundai.
The car has been given an attractive look, as is expected. The huge grille in the front covers almost the entire front making it a Kia lookalike. The headlights in the Korean make are very sleek, which are merged with the daytime running lamps (DRL) stripes. The squarish panel in the front gives the car an SUV look. The car from Hyundai shares a similar look with the Telluride from Kia. The rear and the boot are very identical to one another, and the taillights at the back are designed in a manner similar to that of the headlamps at the front.
The SUV Ioniq 7 is built on Hyundai-Kia’s E-GMP platform for electric cars. The third car in the Ioniq range will be debuting globally after 2022. The other car from the Ioniq range, the Ioniq 6 Saloon, is believed to be set to launch next year. The modular architecture width of the car and the wheelbase length are open to being modified for the other models that come in the future. The designing of this car is done by taking into account the size of the battery that a full-size SUV might need. The wheelbase of the Ioniq 6 and the Ioniq 7 is expected to be bigger than the Ioniq 5 crossover that stands at 3,000mm.
The spacious car from Hyundai has the battery mounted below the floor, which gives it a good low center of gravity. The cabin space is huge in this car, giving enough legroom and thigh support. The battery required to run this SUV can deliver up to 100kWh of energy.
The improvement in the technology in the energy density by the Korean auto manufacturer will lead to an increase by 10 to 20 percent, which in turn will boost the range of the car to 644km. The long range is believed to be the feature that will also attract many customers since it is one of the most important aspects for potential buyers. The 800V architecture on the E-GMP platform will provide the Ioniq 7 a 350 kW rapid-charging ability. The users can get a range of around 108 km in a short duration of charge of mere five minutes.
The futuristic car from Hyundai may get a wireless battery charging capability, but the functioning of this technology is yet to be discovered by us. Along with other brands, Hyundai’s plan of expanding the electric car portfolio will prove the advent of the electric age, the age which we, for one, cannot wait to enter.