Hyundai has created a separate Ioniq sub-brand for electric vehiclesAugust 10, 2020
The Korean automaker has announced the development of three all-electric new products at once, which will be built on the modular E-GMP electrical platform.
Recently, the Korean automaker announced the creation of a new brand, under which it is planned to produce all future electric vehicles – Ioniq. Several models are already being prepared for it – Ioniq 5, Ioniq 6 and Ioniq 7.
There will be a clear hierarchy in the names of future models – crossovers will go on sale under odd indices, sedans under even ones. Hyundai emphasized that the cars of the new brand will feature ultra-fast charging, spacious interior, battery power and innovations of the future. All machines will be built on the E-GMP modular electrical platform.
The first to hit the market is the Ioniq 5 electric crossover, which will debut early next year. It is expected to be the production version of the 45 EV Concept, which debuted at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. At the same time, the prototype itself also gives a reference to the first independent models of the South Korean brand. At the heart of the vehicle is a lightweight monocoque inspired by 1920s aircraft. The car does not have a central pillar, and the rear doors open against the direction of travel for the convenience of boarding and disembarking passengers.
In another 2 years, the Ioniq 6 electric sedan will be presented. This car will be the serial embodiment of the Propechy prototype, the name of which translates as “Prophecy”. The concept received a massive air intake, aerodynamic body silhouette, wide rear fenders, swing doors, and a spoiler at the rear. The exterior of the Hyundai Prophecy has been made in accordance with the new design style of the Sensuous Sportiness brand.
The Ioniq 7 debuts a large crossover. However, all information about this model has not yet been disclosed.
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