When introducing the electric vehicle brand Ioniq, Hyundai announced that the first three models will be crossover, sedan and SUV, respectively. Now, new information has come from the second and third models, the Ioniq 6 and 7.
Hyundai’s plans for the electric vehicle brand Ioniq are gradually becoming clear. We knew that the Ioniq 6 and 7 models would come after the Ioniq 5, which is planned to be brought to our country in 2022. New information about these models was also shared at the USA launch of Ioniq 5.
According to the statement, the Ioniq 6 model will be released towards the end of 2022. If you remember, the Korean manufacturer introduced a concept vehicle called Prophecy in March of last year. Here Ioniq 6 will appear as the production version of this concept. Considering the strategy followed in Ioniq 5, we can expect Ioniq 6 to come with a design quite similar to the Prophecy concept.
What will Ioniq 6 and Ioniq 7 offer?
The Ioniq 6 will be launched as a mid-range premium sedan with roughly similar dimensions to the Sonata. The electric model, which will rise on the eGMP platform, will have a 73 kWh battery pack and two different engine configurations. The single-engine option will have 218 horsepower. The version that will come with a twin-engine and possibly four-wheel drive arrangement will produce 313 horsepower.
Ioniq 7, which targets large families at the beginning of 2024, will appear. The model in question will be a large three-row electric SUV with the same dimensions as the company’s large SUV model Palisade. According to the rear seat selection, the four-wheel drive system will be an option in the Ioniq 7, which will have seating arrangements for 6 and 7 people. A 100 kWh battery pack will be used in Ioniq 7. The target driving range for Ioniq 6 and 7 was announced as 483 kilometers.
Large SUV and pickup models are extremely popular in the US market. This is why Hyundai is more than hopeful of the Ioniq 7. However, considering the course of the electric car market, it is obvious that its competitors will increase by 2024.