Over the years, Hyundai has built its image of premium quality at an affordable price. In India too, we see it with the cars of Hyundai. But now, with its new electric cars, Hyundai is going even further. We saw it on the IONIQ 5 and IONIQ 6. The next car to join the IONIQ family would be the IONIQ 7. Hyundai introduced the “Seven Concept” at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show. Regarding India, the luxury electric vehicle segment has almost all the top players involved including Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Jaguar, etc. The Hyundai IONIQ 7 could put up a very tough fight against the luxury electric vehicles currently available. How exactly, you ask? In today’s article, we will talk about this Hyundai car that could very well compete with the luxury brands of the country.
Hyundai took complete creative liberties with the “Seven Concept”. The production car is expected to borrow some elements from the concept. For starters, the IONIQ 7 concept looked nothing like the IONIQ 5. Instead, it accentuated the true big SUV look with a muscular front end design. The concept came with lots of pixel-style lights giving it that futuristic front end look. What about the side profile? The concept looked huge with a stretched rear suspension. Even the rear gets pixel-style lights for the taillights with a large glass area. The production car might not get everything presented on the concept, but it will certainly be heavily inspired by the concept.
Now, why have we talked so much about design? Because it plays a major role in modern times. Luxury car brands are known for bringing artistic design elements to their cars. Looking at what the Korean brand is doing now, it may actually kill the design and definitely bring another head turner in the market.
Like most concepts, the IONIQ 7 Concept came with an interior design that we’re confident won’t translate to the production car. It has suicide doors and the interiors have a minimalist design with lounge-style seating and unpolished wood. This was further enhanced with premium ambient lights in the door pads. The last row of the concepts offered sofa-like seating. Will we have this in the production car? Only time will tell. But talking about the interiors was important. Luxury car brands pay great attention to cabin comfort. Hyundai, in addition to taking care of the exterior design, should also take care of the comfort of the cabin. If the cabin is done correctly, the chances of Hyundai putting up a tough fight against the luxury brands definitely increase.
Hyundai Ioniq 7 – When will it be launched?
The IONIQ 7 is still in its early stages of development. Currently, Hyundai is focusing on launching IONIQ 6 in global markets and IONIQ 5 in India. So when will we be able to see the production version of the IONIQ 7? The Hyundai IONIQ 7 is expected to hit the markets in 2024. Will it come to India? For that, we have to wait for the performance of the upcoming IONIQ 5 in India. However, the IONIQ 7, if introduced in India, will mostly be located in the territory of luxury car brands. If the Korean brand does it well, it can certainly attract luxury car buyers around the world.
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