LA Auto Show 2021: Hyundai Seven Electric Concept SUV Revealed

The Seven Concept is built on Hyundai Motor Group’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (e-GMP), a dedicated BEV architecture.

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Hyundai Motor Company revealed the new sport utility electric vehicle (SUEV) concept Seven at Automobility LA today. After 45 concept in 2019 and predicted concept in 2020, Seven concept opens a new chapter for IONIQ brand. The Seven is also a clear representation of Hyundai’s commitment to carbon neutrality by 2045.

The Seven Concept is built on Hyundai Motor Group’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (e-GMP), a dedicated BEV architecture. The long wheelbase and flat platform floor of the e-GMP enable an entirely new class of vehicle that offers new experiences for the customers. The concept electric SUV features an aerodynamically pure silhouette intuitively different from a typical SUV. The lower, leading edge of the hood, a single, streamlined roofline and longer wheelbase communicate a clear break from the traditional SUV powered by internal combustion engines.

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Integrated into the intake are active air flaps, which deploy or retract depending on brake-cooling or low-drag requirements. Even in the dark of night, the Seven is easily recognized by IONIQ’s signature parametric pixel lights that provide a welcome light sequence upon start-up. Parametric pixels provide a common design thread, which combines digital and analog styles, a reminder that its designers considered every aspect of the Seven’s design, down to a single pixel.

The SUV gets a wheelbase of 3200 mm, thanks to its design cue to push the wheels outwards to increase the wheelbase as much as possible. The flat floor allows Hyundai Motor to explore an alternative to the traditional row-based seat arrangement, creating a more fluid interior layout. Pillarless coach doors provide a grand entrance to reveal a welcoming interior with an entirely new dimension of space. The streamlined roofline, long wheelbase and flat floor that extends to the third row opens up new opportunities to present the interior as a premium lounge.

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Pillarless coach doors provide a grand entrance to reveal a welcoming interior with an entirely new dimension of space.

The Seven also embodies Hyundai’s futuristic vision of autonomous mobility. The driver’s seat has a retractable control rod that hides when not in use. The ultra slim cockpit and integrated screen provide a lounge-like experience, without the need for the usual driver’s equipment. The seat arrangement is in contrast to the traditional SUV, with swiveling lounge chairs and a curved bench seat. This seat arrangement can be customized depending on the driver-controlled or autonomous driving mode.

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Thanks to its versatile e-GMP platform, Seven will be able to deliver excellent driving range and ultra-fast charging capabilities, providing a driving experience tailored to the needs of the customers. In real-world conditions with a 350-kW charger, the Seven is capable of charging from 10 percent to 80 percent in about 20 minutes. The concept has also been engineered to achieve a target range of over 483 km.

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