Hyundai unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show the Ioniq Seven, a concept car from its electric brand that anticipates a large SUV coming by 2025. The model is built on Hyundai’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), an architecture dedicated exclusively to the Korean automaker’s electric vehicles with direct effects on proportions: the platform’s long wheelbase and flat floor make possible higher-segment interior roominess than a comparable heat-powered vehicle.
“Seven dares to go off the beaten path,” said SangYup Lee, Senior Vice President and Head of Hyundai Global Design. “Seven paves the way for what an SUV needs to become in the electric age with a unique, pure aerodynamic shape that doesn’t compromise its rugged personality. The interior opens up a new dimension of space that takes care of the passenger as a family living space.” Seven features a clean silhouette that instinctively deviates from a typical SUV. The low front edge of the hood, the continuous, aerodynamic roofline, and the extra-long wheelbase (measuring a full 3.2 meters) communicate a clear break from traditional high-wheelers powered by internal combustion engines.
The Seven’s minimalist volumes contrast with the vehicle’s commanding, imposing stance and robust road presence. Every element contributes to improved aerodynamics such as the wheels equipped with integrated Active Air Flaps, which open or retract depending on the need for brake cooling or drag reduction. Even in the dark of night, Seven is easily recognizable thanks to the Parametric Pixel lights typical of Ioniq brand models. At the rear, these lights surround the perimeter of the rear window, creating a particularly striking effect.
The interior was conceived as a livable environment. The flat floor allows Hyundai to explore an alternative to the traditional seat row arrangement, creating a more fluid interior layout. The Pillarless Coach Doors offer a grand entrance, revealing a welcoming interior with a whole new dimension of space. The sleek roofline, long wheelbase and flat floor that extends to the third row open up new opportunities to furnish the interior like a premium lounge. The dashboard is dominated by a full-width screen, while Universal Island multi-function console allows passengers to store unnecessary items and enjoy the journey in a tidy environment. One peculiarity above all? The cockpit sky is a large display that shows various content according to the passengers’ tastes and also changes the overall interior atmosphere to ensure maximum relaxation and pleasure during the journey.
By A&D|2021-11-18T13:22:44+01:0018 November 2021|NEWS|