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Hyundai Introduces New Ioniq Electric Sub-Brand

Hyundai first stepped into the EV game in 2016, and has been rolling smoothly since then. But, now that Hyundai plans to be one of the top EV-selling automakers, they have introduced an entire EV sub-brand named 'Ioniq', probably meaning that the current Ioniq EV/PHEV fastback is done. This new automaker joins Hyundai, Kia and Genesis under Hyundai Motor Company.

The automaker will start up sooner than you'd expect, with three new EVs on the way; the Ioniq 5, Ioniq 6, and Ioniq 7. Take note that even numbers represent sedans, while odd numbers represent SUVs/crossovers. The Ioniq 5 is slated to arrive in the coming months, going on sale in early 2021. Thanks to endless prototypes spotted mostly at the Nurburgring, we know that the Ioniq 5 small crossover will be based on the Hyundai 45 Concept.

The Ioniq 6 sedan will be unveiled sometime in 2021, arriving at showrooms in 2022. It is to be based on the astonishing Prophecy Concept from earlier this year, and will also serve as a direct replacement to the Hyundai's current Ioniq fastback. No prototypes have been spotted yet, but they shuld surface rather soon.

The Ioniq 7 isn't based on any concepts so far, but we know we'll see it in 2024 as a Santa Fe-sized SUV. Besides the sneak-peek of its futuristic front end, we don't now anything else about the car. Every Ioniq model will run on a new E-GMP platform that ensures "fast charging capability and plentiful driving range."

Hyundai hinted that there's more currently in development, and all of the so far unnamed models will have a 'Timeless Value' design language. In other words, they will be inspired by Hyundai's previous vehicles. We hope a performance vehicle and a coupe arrive after 2025; you never know.

Source Credits: CarBuzz


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