Thursday, January 20, 2022

2023 Hyundai Ioniq SUV: new spy shots...







These were sent to me by a reader as the new 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 7 electric SUV/Crossover.

Which is probably what it is. But it looks very different from the Concept Seven we saw at the Auto Show just a few months ago. Which Hyundai claimed, "adds a big brother to our growing Ioniq family".
Maybe the concept was supposed to preview an even larger Ioniq model? 
Then why call it "Seven"?

Comparing the back seat with the Ioniq 5 (bottom pic), it doesn't look roomier. This, to me, would rule out the Ioniq 7.
I think this is a smaller Ioniq 4. With a squared-off SUV shape. (The Seven Concept had also much smoother shape)
The prototype even looks a lot like a Kia Soul. But these interior door handles are pure Ioniq. 

By the end of next year, Hyundai could have 3 Ioniq models out. Quite an amazing push into the EV world...



 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

They need to make the production look more like the concept. Even with the camo it doesn't look good.

4xForward said...

Looks more like the Kia EV4 (which carries the Soul silhouette).

Anonymous said...

I was gonna say, the way the camo meets the rear door window and the general shape of the exposed front door and pillars looks exactly like the last disguised Soul that was running around a few years ago. Maybe this is why they decided against importing the current generation Soul EV (originally scheduled for 2020/2021 model year) at the last minute? Perhaps the production EV4 will just be a Soul with new EV front and rear ends?

Patrick said...

This is the Kia EV5, or 4 or whatever. Not a Hyundai. There were earlier shots of it too.

Stephan90 said...

Yes it is the Kia "EV" SUV code name "MV", expected to go into production in April 2023. Koreancarblog has published several articles about this model with additional photos.