Hyundai’s New Electric 7-Seater SUV Teased Ahead Of Launch: Price, USPs & More
Hyundai Motor teased the look of its electric SUV concept “Seven” ahead of its reveal in the US this month.
Seven is a large-size fully electric SUV concept with 3 rows to accommodate 7 people.
The teaser draws attention immediately to a swiveling chair one would expect in an office but is actually inside the car.
As Hyundai puts it, it’s meant to appear like something one might find in a premium lounge.
Other features on display include sofa-like seats and candle lamp-inspired lighting.
It is built on Hyundai’s unique EV platform, called E-GMP which is also shared with the related Kia EV6 and Genesis GV60.
It comes with the group’s IONIQ battery EV brand’s signature design elements which include Parametric Pixels, the smallest unit of digital imaging.
The teaser released by the carmaker doesn’t show much but the little it does suggests a minimalist and futuristic design.
The main headlight unit has been shown to have Parametric Pixel light-emitting diodes and a contrasting front panel.
The large silver alloy wheels are chrome-accented and the exterior color of the car is dark green reminiscent of the Ioniq 5.
The upholstery will use sustainable materials to add to the “eco-friendly mobility experience that reflects people’s changing lifestyles.”
The car’s E-GMP modular EV platform achieves 0-60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds, top speed of 161 mph, and range approaching 300 miles.
As it features an 800-volt electrical system, charging at high kilowatt ratings is made possible.
For perspective, that’s an 80% charge in 18 minutes.
It also supports bi-directional charging through which E-GMP vehicles can power devices, homes and other EVs as well.
Seven is likely to take the shape of Ioniq 7, the latest EV in the Ioniq family after Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6, set to hit the roads in 2024.
Being dubbed the “Seven” adds more credibility to the speculation.
Apart from the model name, it could also be referring to the seven seats the car has.
The concept car is expected to make its first appearance on November 17, two days before the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show begins.
Other details including prices could be released then.