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NewsHyundai's Upcoming IONIQ 7 Electric SUV Seen in Comparison with Kia's EV9

Hyundai’s Upcoming IONIQ 7 Electric SUV Seen in Comparison with Kia’s EV9

Hyundai’s IONIQ 7 electric SUV is captured in recent footage, offering insights into its design and features.

 

  • Hyundai is set to launch the IONIQ 7 electric SUV alongside its existing EV models.

  • The IONIQ 7 features is built on the E-GMP platform.

  • An early video glimpse reveals design elements, including a slightly larger front end compared to the Kia EV9.


 

The electric vehicle market is witnessing the introduction of larger three-row SUVs, and Hyundai is preparing to launch its IONIQ 7 model, expanding its EV lineup alongside the IONIQ 5 and IONIQ 6.

Hyundai SEVEN Concept | Photo: Louis-Philippe Dube

A recently surfaced video provides an early glimpse of the IONIQ 7 in a partially camouflaged state. While some details are obscured, key characteristics are discernible. The vehicle’s front end shares commonalities with the Kia EV9, and the video highlights the slim upper LED lights, active grille, and front center sensor.

Previously showcased as the IONIQ 7 (SEVEN) concept, this upcoming electric SUV presents a modern design, featuring what Hyundai refers to as an “Aerodynamically Pure Form.” Built on the E-GMP platform, shared with the IONIQ 5 and IONIQ 6, the IONIQ 7 aims to optimize efficiency through a streamlined roof, extended wheelbase, and low hood edge.

Hyundai Seven concept | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

Inside, the IONIQ 7 offers a spacious “premium lounge” layout, facilitated by its 3.2-meter wheelbase. Hyundai aims to provide users with enhanced comfort and freedom, and the concept introduces innovative features such as the Vision Roof Display with a panoramic OLED screen and a mini fridge.

Hyundai SEVEN Concept | Photo: Louis-Philippe Dube

Notably, the IONIQ 7 appears to have a slightly larger front end compared to the EV9. The A-pillar’s design sets it apart, with a gentler slope contributing to a distinctive look. In terms of size, the IONIQ 7’s rear overpowers the EV9 when parked side by side.

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The IONIQ 7’s longer wheelbase accommodates third-row seating, increasing its practicality. Though the interior has been adapted from the concept version, it maintains a minimalist feel with recognizable elements from the IONIQ 5 and IONIQ 6, supplemented by a unique digital cluster.

Hyundai SEVEN Concept | Photo: Hyundai

Expected to launch next year, the IONIQ 7 is generating anticipation for its extended driving range. Initial projections suggest it could achieve almost 640 km on a full charge. By comparison, its Kia EV9 counterpart offers 480 kilometers of range. Originally scheduled for late 2024, Hyundai is reportedly aiming for an earlier introduction, potentially in the first half of the year. The unveiling of the IONIQ 7 underscores Hyundai’s commitment to expanding its electric mobility offerings and delivering a compelling electric SUV option to consumers.

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