Hyundai’s two new Ioniq electric vehicles will arrive soon

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The Ioniq 5 electric car will be followed up by the Ioniq 6 saloon and Ioniq 7 SUV in 2022 and 2024 respectively.

Hyundai has confirmed that a fully electric Ioniq 6 saloon and Ioniq 7 SUV will arrive in 2022 and 2024 respectively, following on from the Ioniq 5, which launched the company’s new electric sub-brand. They’re the next two models in Hyundai’s plan to release 23 new battery-electric cars worldwide by 2025.

Details are thin on the ground at the moment, but we do know that both models will use the ‘E-GMP’ mechanical platform that serves as the underpinnings of the Ioniq 5 and the Kia EV6. That means both should be capable of charging at speeds up to 350kW thanks to the platform’s 800V electrics.

So far, the Ioniq 5, Hyundai’s answer to the Tesla Model Y, Kia EV6 and Ford Mustang Mach-E, is the only car to be launched by the fully electric sub-brand.

The Ioniq 6 that’ll arrive next year will be closely related to the Hyundai Prophecy concept that was due for reveal at the cancelled 2020 Geneva Motor Show. The 6 will take the shape of a pure-electric executive saloon and act as a ‘halo’ product for the brand before the larger Ioniq 7 full-size SUV arrives in 2024.

Hyundai has previously claimed that each Ioniq model will follow a theme of “timeless value”, whereby each is inspired by past models, but with a “bridge to the future”. Initial images suggest the three launch cars will get their own unique style, albeit with strong common themes like distinctive LED lighting and bold surfacing.

Each model will retain its Hyundai badging – unlike cars from Hyundai’s other spinoff brand Genesis.

The Ioniq 5 isn’t the only electric model available from Hyundai: the Hyundai Ioniq Electric hatchback is still on sale, but it’s unlikely to be directly replaced when it comes to the end of its life in 2022. However, the manufacturer will continue to sell models like the Kona Electric SUV alongside the new Ioniq 5, 6 and 7.

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