2024 Hyundai Ioniq 7: Everything We Know in 2022

2024 Hyundai Ioniq 7: Everything We Know in 2022

The Hyundai Ioniq 7 will be the third vehicle in the expanding Ioniq family of electric vehicles. Following the footsteps of the acclaimed Ioniq 5 subcompact crossover and the soon-to-arrive Ioniq 6 sedan, the 7 will borrow the 5’s pixelated taillights and daytime running lights. When the 7 concept made its debut at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show, Hyundai Motor America  CEO José Muñoz promised the production model will hew closely to the show car. “You’ll be amazed,” he added. Although the Seven concept has a loungelike interior and coach doors, the version that goes on sale will have a normal interior with a steering wheel. We expect its cabin to borrow some of the Ioniq 5’s details.

Hyundai considers the 2024 Ioniq Seven concept a living space on wheels, which is exactly what the all-electric SUV looks like. Said to be similar in size to the three-row Hyundai Palisade, the Seven rides on the company’s new cross-brand E-GMP platform, which will underpin the Ioniq 5 and many other upcoming Hyundai and Kia EV models. With a futuristic façade that includes unusual lighting elements, shape-shifting wheels, and glass panels on the roof and rear, the Seven concept is just that: a concept.

However, it teases design language and technology that could eventually become reality. While its enormous coach doors and furniture-like seats are other fantastical features, the idea of a vast interior with flexible configurations is conceivable. The 2024 Ioniq Seven targets a range of over 300 miles and exceptionally quick charging times.

With the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6 out of the pipeline, the next big Hyundai EV debut is the Hyundai Ioniq 7. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming flagship Ioniq model that will seat 6-7 occupants:

2024 Hyundai Ioniq 7

The Hyundai Ioniq 7 is a wild concept car for the moment, though a production version of this electric-powered SUV is expected to arrive for the 2024 model year. Look for 3-rows of seating and a base price of around $50,000 when the Ioniq 7 begins rolling into dealerships.

The Ioniq 7 will use the same platform and electric powertrain as the upcoming Kia EV9, an electric SUV that also currently exists in show car format but is similarly headed to production. Hyundai has been pretty tight-lipped about details, but here’s what we do know about the Ioniq 7 as it marches its way from the auto show circuit onto highways.

Ioniq 6 & 7 in the spotlight

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is a mid-size sedan comparable to the Sonata, and the Hyundai Ioniq 7 will also be a mid-size vehicle (as per U.S. classification), but offering plenty of space. Moreover, José Muñoz, President, and CEO, Hyundai Motor North America, has confirmed that the Hyundai Ioniq 7 would be a three-row SUV. The revelations don’t differ from the speculation, but it’s nice to get the confirmation as we can now list them as facts.

On the E-GMP Platform

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 and Ioniq 7 will ride on the Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). The dedicated electric vehicle platform allows 10-80% rapid charging in just 18 minutes. 800-volt battery voltage and 350 kW charging capacity are the peak technical parameters the platform allows. Both the sedan and the SUV should realize the E-GMP to its maximum potential.


According to a report from Yonhap News Agency released on February 2, 2022, HMG has sold well over 100,000 EVs based on the E-GMP platform already. The company sold 96,578 units of E-GMP EVs between April and December 2021 and then 1,000 more in the first three weeks of January 2022. HMG plans to offer 11 EVs based on the E-GMP platform, and it has launched three of them so far – Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, and Genesis GV60, all of which are compact SUVs.

During the online presentation of the E-GMP architecture in December 2020, HMG slyly teased the Ioniq 6 and Ioniq 7, showing their outlines in the form of suspended art. The silhouette showed a raised fastback-styled sedan and then cut to a large SUV with traditional proportions while elaborating on the platform layout and variable width, overhang, and wheelbase composition that can be applied to multiple segments.

eM platform

The Hyundai Ioniq 7 will likely be the largest and most advanced model coming off the Electric Global Modular Platform. From 2025, Hyundai will start using Integrated Module Architecture (IMA), a further developed version of the E-GMP. The South Korean automaker is preparing IMA in two versions, eM for passenger vehicles and eS for Purpose Built Vehicles (PBVs).


The eM platform enables a greater degree of commonalization compared to E-GMP through standard modules. Unlike E-GMP EVs, eM EVs will have standardized battery systems. Another difference will be that the battery packs will be devoid of modules and be built with the cell-to-pack method that improves energy density. The cell-to-frame method is also under consideration. Hyundai will use not only NCM cells but also LFP cells from this point. The motors will be standardized, too, similarly bringing more synergies between the products.

Ioniq 7: Hyundai’s flagship electric SUV in the making

Space & road presence

The Hyundai Ioniq 7 will be an interesting amalgamation of traditional SUV styling with modern SUV characteristics. It will sit close to the ground and feature a sloping roofline and a slightly hunched tail section like crossovers.

The Ioniq 6 features a total of over 700 Parametric Pixels in multiple places, such as headlamps, rear combination lamps, front lower sensors, air vent garnishes, and console indicator. Being a larger vehicle, the Ioniq 7 may integrate many more. According to a report Cool Hunting released on August 24, 2022, the Ioniq 7 will feature seven pixels on the front spoiler to display the charging status when plugged in. The large electric SUV’s hundreds of Parametric Pixels will likely include 4-dot Interactive Pixel Lights on the steering wheel as well. Also expect feature flush door handles and camera-based digital side mirrors, although local regulations would dictate the availability of the latter.

With the Ioniq 5, Hyundai has proved that it can design production EVs very close to their concept versions and still offer them at reasonable prices. So, as radical as the Seven concept (detailed in the next section) may look, the Ioniq 7 might not be very far from it. Munoz straight out told MotorTrend that the production version would be “pretty close,” so close that we’ll be “amazed.”

Our exclusive rendering (above) shows the Hyundai’s flagship EV in a production-ready state. We’ve tweaked the front lights with a higher focus on illumination and range than styling, cast new bumpers with provision for the electronics, modified the bonnet and sidewall to accommodate an accessible frunk, swapped the retractable side mirrors with fixed digital mirrors, replaced the pillarless coach doors with regular doors featuring flush-fitted handles, rims inspired by the Prophecy and Seven Concept vehicles, added a charging port, shark fin antenna, and new rocker panels for realism. We also chose a different body color that is neither the stereotypical blue color or the concept’s green shade.


Hyundai will several some eco-friendly measures for the Ioniq 7’s exterior. Like on the Ioniq 6, it may use recycled pigment paint from end-of-life tires on the cladding and bamboo charcoal pigment paint on the body on the body.


Hyundai Seven Concept

The Hyundai Seven concept, the biggest premiere at the 2021 LA Auto Show, will morph into the Hyundai Ioniq 7 in 2024. The Seven concept is a fine mix of traditionally boxy and modern aerodynamic SUVs, presented with the brand’s latest EV design cue – Parametric Pixel lights.


2024 Hyundai Ioniq 7Pic Credit: Zee News


Simon Loasby, Head of Hyundai Style Group, Hyundai Motor Group talked about the Seven concept’s design with Car And Driver. Loasby said that the Ioniq 7 will carry over the Seven’s pixel light headlights. The production model will feature a flat and translucent cover over the pixel-shaped lights instead of separate lights. The latter would look original and more appealing, but it wouldn’t be as practical, as it accumulates dirt.

A feature of the front-end that won’t make it to production will be the hood-integrated brand logo. It’s easier done on plastic panels, like that of the concept, than on sheet metal. Loasby also revealed that the production model will feature a frunk (front trunk) for extra cargo space. He confirmed that the concept’s all-glass tailgate would not make it to the Ioniq 7.

The pillarless coach doors automatically open to present a lounge-like interior to the occupants. From swiveling lounge chairs, to a lounge bench seat, retractable driving gear, and a digital dashboard, the Seven has many interior features typical of concept EVs. Other interesting details include a moveable console containing a 27-inch display, an aircraft-like air purification system, and eco-friendly materials like bamboo wood, mineral plaster, bio-resin, and more.

The interior of the Seven concept is less representative of the production model’s cabin. Only some elements will appear in the Ioniq 7, like the capsule-shaped cut-outs in the door panels, for instance.

SangYup Lee, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Hyundai Design, has said that the company envisioned the Ioniq 7 for the fully-autonomous driving future, and hence the interior “is a little more visionary.” Obvious changes would be a regular steering wheel in place of the retractable one, regular seats instead of lounge seats, and a center console (not present in the concept).

Gil Castillo, senior group manager, Alternative Vehicle and Advanced Vehicle Strategy, Hyundai Motor North America, told MotorTrend that Hyundai can carry over the concept’s Vision Roof Display to the Ioniq 7. However, offering this feature might not make sense now, Castillo said. The company used it in the concept only to explore how far it could stretch to convert EVs into a living space when fully autonomous driving becomes commonplace.

Hyundai Ioniq 7 Specifications

A Carscoops report has said that the Hyundai Ioniq 7 will come in two-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations. The all-wheel drive variant will offer a system power of 308 hp. A 100 kWh battery pack will supply electricity to the motor(s), and the car could offer a ground clearance of more than 8 inches.

According to a report from The Korea Times (dated February 2, 2021), the Ioniq 7 will likely come with SK Innovation battery packs (with pouch cells) as part of the third batch. Later, a report from autohome.com.cn (dated February 9, 2021,) said that the battery packs of the Hyundai Ioniq 7 will come from SK Innovation and CATL. HMG conducted vendor bidding for battery packs of three of its EVs, including the Hyundai Ioniq 7, in 2021. South Korea’s SK Innovation and China’s CATL won the bids.

The Hyundai Ioniq 7 won’t feature solid-state batteries, as for that technology Hyundai needs many more years before commercialization. According to a report from mt.co.kr, Hyundai plans to mass-produce solid-state batteries through a partnership with battery specialists from 2030. That said, the battery used in the Ioniq 7 over its lifecycle would be more advanced than in the Ioniq 5. The company aims to increase the energy density of its Lithium-ion battery cells from 600 Wh/L to 700 Wh/L in 2025.

Aspect Hyundai Ioniq 7 Specifications
Length 196
Width 81
Height 70
Wheelbase 126
Driveline RWD/AWD
Max. System Power 308 HP
Battery Pack Capacity 100 kWh
Range (EPA) 300+ miles
Peak DC Charging Power 350 kW
10-80% DC Fast-Charging Time ~20 minutes
V2L Yes

Hyundai Ioniq 7 Specifications (Expected

Features of Hyundai Ioniq 7

New ambient lighting

We expect the Ioniq 7 to feature Dual Color Ambient Lighting that allows customers to choose from 64 single colors and six dual theme colors. Like in the Ioniq 6, this feature could work with a Speed Sync Lighting mode that changes the brightness of the interior lighting in the first row as per the speed of the vehicle.

Advanced and recycled materials

Thanks to the premium positioning, it might be possible for Hyundai to use newly developed high-tech materials on the Ioniq 7. One of the many innovative features of the large electric SUV could be paints and trims that serve more than just aesthetics.

“All materials will become functional, whether that’s the paint or the trims inside the car,” Luc Donckerwolke, Chief Creative Officer, Hyundai, told Autocar. They will communicate and have an additional function, which could be charging. The company is working on this technology “intensively,” Donckerwolke said, and so, it wouldn’t surprise us if it’s ready for commercialization by mid-decade. The Ioniq 7, having the largest surface area, would offer the most gains with a solar roof or body panels that convert light into electricity to charge the battery.

Several interior touchpoints, such as door trim, headliner, seats, armrest, and floor, could be made from eco-friendly and sustainably sourced materials. Plant-based (bio PET) yarns and natural wool yarns, recycled PET bottles, bio paint with plant extracts, recycled fishing net carpet, and artificial leather with plant-based extracts could be some of the eco-friendly and sustainably sourced materials.

The Ioniq 6 is the first Ioniq model in which Hyundai has used recycled fishing net carpet. Moreover, the company has applied eco-process leather and recycled PET fabric for its seats, bio TPO skin for its dashboard, and bio paint derived from vegetable oils for the doors. The electric sedan’s headliner also sees the usage of recycled PET fabric.

Electric Active Sound Design (e-ASD)

In addition to Speed Sync Lightning, Electric Active Sound Design (e-ASD) could help make the driving experience exciting. e-ASD emits a spacecraft-like driving sound through the speakers based on the speed of the vehicle, the torque state of its motor, and the intensity with which the driver pushes the accelerator pedal.

Highway Driving Pilot

At Hyundai Motor Company (HMC)’s 2022 CEO Investor Day, its President and CEO Jaehoon Chang said that the Genesis G90 will become a Level 3 autonomous driving capable car with Highway Driving Pilot (HDP) in December 2022. This will make the G90 among the first mass-produced car with Level 3 autonomy.


Currently, most vehicles across the globe use Level 2 and Level 2+ semi-autonomous systems, although Mercedes-Benz has introduced Level 3 cars already. The Ioniq 7 will most likely feature Level 3 autonomous driving technology.


Level 3 autonomy allows drivers to do other activities; however, it’s conditional, and drivers must be ready to take over if required. The system uses Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), various AI systems, and onboard sensors. LIDAR is a crucial component of autonomy. According to a report from The Korea Economic Daily, Hyundai will install LIDAR sensors on all Level 3 cars, and the same can be expected in the Ioniq 7.

The lower variants of the Ioniq 7 should have semi-autonomous driving features of the Hyundai Ioniq 5. The electric crossover comes with Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDAII), Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA), and many more advanced driver assistance systems. Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA) that lets the driver remotely park or exit a parking spot for parallel and perpendicular parking should also be included in the list of autonomous driving functions.

Hyundai says that in Level 3, “the car is able to manage safety functions under certain conditions, but the driver is expected to take over when alerted.” The Hyundai Ioniq 6 and Hyundai Ioniq 7 should benefit from this feature when they are ready for deployment.


Autonomous Parking with RSPA2

Apart from autonomous driving, the Hyundai Ioniq 7 may offer the convenience of autonomous parking. It could feature the company’s Remote Smart Parking Assist 2 (RSPA 2) in its most developed version. Chang said at HMC’s 2022 CEO Investor Day that RSPA 2 will get updated through OTA and HMC will continue its development to provide remote parking function. Like the Ioniq 6, the Ioniq 7 should support over-the-air software updates.

New infotainment system

All Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis models, starting by the end of 2022, will feature a new ‘NVIDIA DRIVE’ connected car platform as standard. This will apply to the Hyundai Ioniq 6 and Hyundai Ioniq 7. NVIDIA DRIVE includes a hardware and software stack, and it allows HMG’s infotainment systems to merge connectivity, navigation, audio, video, and AI-based connected car services. HMG and NVIDIA planned to release the advanced integrated digital cockpit towards the end of 2021, but that didn’t happen.

The NVIDIA DRIVE platform-based infotainment systems will feature HMG’s next ‘connected car operation system (ccOS).’ The in-house developed OS will use NVIDIA’s software frameworks. The partnership with NVIDIA would allow HMG to build a high-tech interior in the Ioniq 6 & Ioniq 7.

The Ioniq 7 could come with a new connected car suite instead of the Ioniq 5’s Bluelink. A report from Maeil Economic Daily says that HMG plans to integrate the connected car systems of all three passenger vehicle brands into one. The Hyundai Bluelink, Kia Connect (UVO), and Genesis Connected will be clubbed into a single connected car technology. The report hasn’t offered a specific timeframe for the new connectivity solution.

Digital Key

Besides the Level 3 autonomous driving with Hyundai Driving Pilot, a highlight of the Hyundai Ioniq 7 could be the next-gen Digital Key. Hyundai’s current Digital Key technology allows users to unlock and start their Hyundai via their smartphone. The Digital Key is downloaded via a smartphone application and can be used by up to four authorized people.

Currently, the user needs to hold the smartphone with the Digital Key against the driver or front passenger door handle to unlock the car. The Hyundai Ioniq 7 would come with the more advanced Digital Key 3.0 that needs the user’s smartphone to be in enough proximity to the vehicle for a specific time period to unlock the doors. It provides passive access where the user would not need to lift the smartphone out of the pocket or bag.

V2L (Vehicle to Load)

One of the first features of the Ioniq that 5 Hyundai featured in its marketing campaign was V2L. This utility feature should be available even in the Ioniq 7. V2L allows using the electrical energy stored inside the vehicle’s battery pack to power external devices like domestic appliances, camping equipment, consumer electronics, etc. With V2L, one can also charge another EV’s battery pack.

In the U.S., the peak power available in the Ioniq 5 for V2L functions is 1.9 kW instead of 3.6 kW globally.

Vision roof

The Hyundai Ioniq 7 should eventually feature a large panoramic sunroof called ‘Vision roof.’ The mid-size electric SUV’s ceiling may consist of one large glass panel without cross members so that the occupants can enjoy an uninterrupted view of the night sky.

Virtual mirrors

In some markets, including South Korea, where regulations permit, Hyundai will offer the Ioniq 7 with virtual mirrors. Cameras are mounted in place of traditional mirrors made of glass, and their feed is displayed on two screens mounted, usually on the front door panels or the corner of the dashboard/A-pillars.

Fingerprint reader

The Hyundai Ioniq 7 will likely feature a fingerprint reader for biometric authentication. HMG uses this technology in the Chinese-spec Santa Fe, the GV70, and the GV60. It may offer a more advanced version in the Ioniq 7.

LG home appliances in the Hyundai Ioniq 7

With the advent of autonomous driving technologies and space-saving electric vehicle platforms, cars are becoming more like homes and offices on wheels. Companies are constantly searching for innovative comfort and convenience features to meet the demands of occupants. Hyundai has tied up with LG Electronics to source customized home appliances for the production Ioniq 7. The home-based electronics company will make products like the Styler steam closet and refrigerator for the road-ready Ioniq 7, as per a report from The Korea Economic Daily. Other LG companies will reportedly supply display panels for the Ioniq 7, and that sister concern could be LG Display.

Hyundai Ioniq 7 Price

We expect the Hyundai Ioniq 7 to start at around $50,000, perhaps reaching toward $70,000 when fully loaded.

Hyundai Ioniq 7 Range

Despite its wildly futuristic exterior design and lounge-like cabin environment, which includes an L-shaped rear sofa, the anticipated range of “over 300 miles” seems downright demure on Hyundai’s part. Again, without knowing all the production model’s available battery packs and power figures, it’s unclear if all versions of the Ioniq 7 will have this degree of range.

Hyundai Ioniq 7 Release Date

Initially, Hyundai planned to launch the Ioniq 7 in 2024, wherein the company may not unveil it before the second half of 2023. However, it looks like HMC has advanced the launch. According to a report The Korean Car Blog published on July 25, 2022, the Ioniq 7 will debut in early 2023. The company plans to launch the third bespoke Ioniq EV earlier than expected, as per the report. We think there won’t be a big gap between the debut and U.S. launch of the Hyundai Ioniq 7 and Kia EV9, with both cars likely on sale in the second half of 2023.

The Ioniq 7 will be a major launch for the U.S., which has the potential to be its biggest market, but not for European countries. In August 2022, in an interview with Michael Cole, the President and CEO of Hyundai’s European division, Automotive News Europe asked if the Ioniq 7 will be a smaller volume model compared to the Ioniq 5 and the soon-to-be-launched Ioniq 6 in Europe. In response, Cole said that the company doesn’t plan to sell the Ioniq 7 in big numbers as it is a large SUV. Sales of the Ioniq 7 in Europe could start in late 2023 or early 2024.

U.S. production

While the Genesis Electrified GV70 is the only EV Hyundai Motor Group has formally confirmed for U.S. production (at the current Alabama plant), a report from Reuters filed on May 9, 2022, has said that Hyundai plans to make the Ioniq 7 (and also Kia’s EV9) at a new electric vehicle factory in the United States in the state of Georgia.

On May 20, 2022, HMG announced a dedicated EV plant and a battery plant in the U.S. Located in Bryan County, Georgia, the new manufacturing facility will entail an investment of USD 5.54 billion, although the company plans to establish the battery plant in a joint venture, probably with SK On. Construction will start in early 2023 and commercial production will begin in H1 2025. The annual production capacity of the dedicated EV plant will be 300,000 units.

The announcement is not a shocker as Jaehoon Chang said at the company’s 2022 CEO Investor Day that Hyundai was evaluating options for new dedicated EV factories around the world. He had reaffirmed U.S. production of EVs, saying that the company would announce the details of its U.S. electrification-related investment and production plans in the near future.

According to a report Yonhap News Agency published on August 22, 2022, construction of HMG’s dedicated EV plant in Bryan County could begin earlier than planned, by the end of 2022, and the commercial production may kick off in H2 2024 instead of H1 2025. Perhaps, Hyundai’s top executives in South Korea are reacting to the Clean Vehicle Credit scheme’s requirement for final assembly in North America to qualify for the $7,500 credit. The final decision about advancing the construction and start of production is still pending.

U.S. battery production

The EVs made at the new U.S. factory will likely have batteries sourced from a nearby SK On production facility. According to a report from BusinessKorea, Hyundai Motor Company and SK On have partnered to build an EV battery plant with an annual production capacity of 40 GWh (enough to power 500,000 EVs offering a range of 500 km/311 miles) in Georgia. HMC will invest in SK On’s Georgia battery plant, which could cost about KRW 3 trillion (USD 2.4 billion).

An industry insider said that HMC wants to keep its stake in this factory as low as possible. Even if SK On makes the entire investment, it will supply batteries to HMC. Further, the report states that Hyundai will use its batteries in the Ioniq 7 and Kia in the EV9. The new battery plant will become operational in 2025, as per the report.

Ioniq 7 subscription & Free charging

HMG has confirmed that American Hyundai dealers will offer an Ioniq subscription service in the future. The Ioniq 5, Ioniq 6, and Ioniq 7 should be available to subscribe to in the U.S. An all-inclusive monthly payment would cover the vehicle, insurance, and maintenance costs and provide customers with a more convenient, low-risk way of owning their preferred Ioniq model. The subscription tenure options could start from one month.

Customers of the Hyundai Ioniq 6 and Hyundai Ioniq 7 could be offered one or two years of free unlimited 30-minute charging sessions at Electrify America charging stations in the United States, as is the case with Ioniq 5. By 2024, Electrify America’s network would have significantly expanded from the current 600 charging stations. Electrify America wanted to open 800 charging stations with more than 3,500 ultra-fast chargers or have them in development by the end of 2021.

Hyundai Ioniq 7 FAQs

What is the Hyundai Ioniq 7 release date?

The 6/7-seater electric SUV is expected to be launched in H2 2023.


What would be considered the Hyundai Ioniq 7 rivals?

The Hyundai Ioniq 7 will compete with the Kia EV9, Ford Explorer Electric, Vinfast VF 9, VW ID.6, Peugeot 5008 Electric, and the BYD Tang EV.


What will be Hyundai Ioniq 7 price & range?

The Ioniq 7’s price should start at USD 50,000-55,000. Hyundai has confirmed a 300+ mile range for the SUV.

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