The Hyundai Seven Concept previews the Ioniq 7 electric SUV that will arrive by 2024
Hyundai has unveiled the Seven Concept, an electric SUV which will go into production and be sold globally by 2024 as the Ioniq 7.
This electric vehicle (EV), like the Kia EV9, will be built on the Hyundai Motor Group’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) and the Korean brand calls it the sport utility electric vehicle or SUEV in short.
Externally, the EV has a design that is gimmicky. Up front, there is a full-width light bar, while below, the large air intake is flanked by the Pixel light units.
With a 3200 mm wheelbase, the electric SUV has a rather long side profile with wide haunches, squarish wheel arches and good road clearance.
At the back, the glass tailgate does give the rear section of the Hyundai Seven Concept a unique look. The rear windscreen is completely surrounded by LED lights, while below, there is a skid plate as well.
Although the exterior is different to say the least, it is on the inside that Hyundai has tried its best with this EV and the lounge-like layout is hard to miss.
Instead of the traditional seat layout, the concept car features a sectional couch and swiveling seats that are covered in a fabric that has copper woven into it.
Hyundai says it has used either recycled or renewable materials throughout the cabin, that also has a lot of technology built into it. For starters, since the concept has been created with autonomous drivability in mind, there are retractable driver controls.
Also, there is an ultra-wide main display, while the roof features a panoramic OLED screen and the concept car also has a “Universal Island” to feature home appliances and a footwear compartment.
Likely to come with a claimed range of 483 km, the production version of the Hyundai Seven Concept will support fast charging which should allow a user to pump the battery’s charge level back to 80 percent (from 10) in 20 minutes.