Hyundai Seven Concept to preview upcoming Ioniq 7 electric SUV
Hyundai has big plans when it comes to electrification. The automaker plans to launch a lineup of electric vehicles in the coming years, and we've already seen the first with the Ioniq 5. However, another EV will be joining the lineup very soon: the Seven concept.
The Korean automaker recently released a teaser image of the upcoming Seven Concept, giving us a glimpse of the electric SUV's front end and photos of a stylish-looking interior. Thankfully we won't have to wait too long to see the EV in full. Hyundai will unveil the model in full at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 17.
Looking at the photos, we can surmise that the Seven's front end will be dominated by LED lights. We don't see much, but there are two groups of LEDs. One of them appears to stretch across the hood similar to the one found in the Staria. The other group consists of vertical strips that run down the corner of the bumper. Hyundai calls the unique lighting system Parametric Pixels. The Seven has a large center intake unlike most EVs that have a rather sealed front end.
Judging from the photos, the interior of the Seven will look very posh. By the looks of it, the cabin is more like a lounge than something you'd find in a traditional crossover. The floating seat looks straight out of a living room, and it's complemented by a large couch. There's even mood lighting and space for flowers behind the couch. According to the automaker, the furnishings are trimmed in sustainable materials that offer “a refined, eco-friendly mobility experience that reflects the changing lifestyles of its customers”.
Hyundai says the Seven will eventually join the Ioniq lineup. Given its name, it will likely become the Ioniq 7 to fit with the Ioniq 5 and the upcoming Ioniq 6. There's no word on powertrain, but it could use a stretched version of the E-GMP platform that underpins the rest of Hyundai's EVs. Hopefully, we'll find out more as the date of its debut draws closer.