The Rebirth of the Hyundai IONIQ
Hyundai has announced they are dedicating the IONIQ brand to electric vehicles, along with three new cars which will be released in the next four years.
The Korean carmaker has made the announcement following the success they have had with the original IONIQ. They go on to say that under the IONIQ brand, Hyundai will offer EV experiences which will be centred on ‘connected lifestyle solutions in line with Hyundai’s vision of ‘Progress for Humanity’’.
The company has promised the new cars will keep the IONIQ’s current capabilities, such as fast charging, spacious interior and battery-supplied power, along with developing numerous improves which would involve design, technology and ‘in-car and out-of-car experiences’. Currently, they have not gone into much depth, however, we have had a glimpse of the designs of the vehicles. There are numerous benefits already available to all EV’s, find out about some of the advantages here.
Hyundai claim this new line-up will be the ‘rebirth of the IONIQ’ and that the move shows their commitment to a sustainable and innovative future for the company.
They are predicting they will achieve 1 million-unit sales by 2025, becoming a leader in the industry with a 10% share.
The Electric Vehicle Line-up
The three electric vehicles announced by Hyundai will be called the IONIQ 5, IONIQ 6 and IONIQ 7 with the even numbers used for sedans and off numbers used for SUV’s.
The IONIQ 5
The first of the new models to launch will be the IONIQ 5, with an expected release date of 2021. The new EV will be a midsize CUV and has taken inspiration from the concept EV ‘45’, which was shown at the 2019 International Motor Show.
The IONIQ 6
Hyundai will be looking to release their IONIQ 6 the following year, in 2022. The electric sedan will be based on their latest concept car, the ‘Prophecy’. You can view some images of the concept car below.
The IONIQ 7
The final car of the new range will be released in 2024. Compared to the previous two, less is known about this EV, however, from the image featuring the three vehicles, we can assume it is going to be a large SUV. Hyundai has yet to release a concept version of the vehicle.
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