Hyundai SEVEN Concept Revealed

Hyundai has revealed the SEVEN, an electric SUV concept within the brand’s IONIQ range.

The Korean carmaker labels the concept as a “category bending” vehicle, highlighting its aerodynamically optimised styling and extended wheelbase of 3.2 meters.

Built upon Hyundai’s EV-specific E-GMP architecture, the SEVEN is claimed to provide 480km of range and is capable of charging from 10 per cent to 80 per cent in about 20 minutes.

The exterior of the vehicle features obvious links to the current IONIQ models with a parametric pixel design for the front and rear light clusters. A low leading edge of the bonnet and tapered roofline are said to “communicate a clear break from the traditional SUVs powered by internal combustion engines.” The wheels feature integrative Active Air Flaps, which deploy or retract depending on brake-cooling or low-drag requirements.

The interior of the vehicle features a more “fluid” layout with pillarless coach doors, a curved bench seat, and swivelling lounge chairs. The seat arrangement can be customised depending on driver-controlled or autonomous driving modes. The driver’s seat has a retractable control stick that hides away when not in use.

Other highlights include a ‘Universal Island’ console, ‘Smart Hub’ display system, integrated home appliances (including a mini-fridge) and a panoramic ‘vision’ roof that can display digital content. There’s also various eco-friendly materials and hygienic features, such as Hygiene Airflow Systems and UVC sterilisation.

“The SEVEN concept demonstrates Hyundai’s creative vision and advanced technological development for our electrified mobility future,” said José Muñoz, President and CEO, Hyundai Motor North America.

“Its innovative interior space, eco-friendly powertrain and cutting-edge safety and convenience technologies reveal an exciting future for Hyundai SUV customers.”

Following the 45 concept in 2019 and the Prophecy concept in 2020, the SEVEN offers a preview of the brand’s third dedicated all-electric vehicle, the Hyundai IONIQ 7, due in 2024.

VIDEO: IONIQ CONCEPT ‘SEVEN’

Source: Hyundai Motor Company | Hyundai Motor Unveils SEVEN concept, segment-busting SUEV for IONIQ Brand

18 November 2021

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