Snapshot

  • Ioniq 6 sedan and Ioniq 7 SUV to come out in 2022 and 2024 respectively
  • Out-going Ioniq model will be replaced by the eGMP based Ioniq 6
  • Both models will be underpinned with similar battery and motor specs

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 and 7 range has been unofficially revealed at a media briefing in the United States for the current Ioniq 5.

Hyundai says the Ioniq 6 sedan will enter the market in late 2022 and serve as a replacement for the first Ioniq which entered production in 2016, scoring a facelift in 2020, according to Carscoops.

Hyundai Ioniq range
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Renders of the Ioniq family show the range of all-electric models

Initially revealed as the Prophecy concept in 2020, the Ioniq 6 will be similar in size to the petrol powered Sonata and based on the eGMP platform with a 73kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

Two different powertrains will be offered, a single electric motor on the rear axle producing 160kW or an all-wheel-drive, dual-motor variant which will make 230kW, both with an expected range of around 500km.

Hyundai Ioniq 6
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Initial renders of the Prophecy concept showed hints of the Genesis Coupe from the past

The Ioniq 7 will reach showrooms in 2024, likely coming out as a three-row SUV with either six or seven seats available and with similar power outputs to the rest of the Ioniq range.

All-wheel-drive will be optional in the Ioniq 7 but Hyundai made no mention of a single motor power source, hinting at only the dual-motor set-up being available from launch.

With a bigger 100kWh battery pack likely underpinning the Ioniq 7, the expected range should be similar to the Ioniq 6 despite the expected increase in weight due to its larger size.

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Ioniq 5 is expected to come to Australia later this year, packing much of the same tech as in the Ioniq 5 and 6

The already released Ioniq 5 model is likely to hit Australian shores in the latter half of 2021 and will be the first electric-only from Hyundai to be released Down Under.