Hyundai turns the IONIQ into an EV only brand
Turns out that the Hyundai IONIQ hatchback - you know the one with the versatile drivertrian choice (hybrid, plug-in and electric) - is going to turn into something rather different in the future.
That's because Hyundai has decided to turn the accommodating family hatch from one car with a choice of three drivetrains into a complete range of cars.
The crossover/SUVs will be given odd numbers, the saloons even numbers. And first out of the EV block will be an odd number.
Say hello to the IONIQ 5, a midsize crossover based on the concept EV ‘45' , which Hyundai first showed at the Frankfurt motor show (pictured above). This will arrive early in 2021. A year later we can expect to see the first saloon model in the range, IONIQ 6, and a year after that a large size SUV called IONIQ 7.
Unlike the current IONIQ, all new models being introduced under the new brand label will be EV only and will be based on Hyundai's new scalable EV platform, known as E-GMP, that will enable fast charging capability and promises good range on a charge.
With this EV-dedicated platform, Hyundai says it will allow designers reimagine the vehicle interior as a ‘smart living space' with highly adjustable seats, wireless connectivity and unique features such as a glove box designed as drawers.
The new IONIQ models will also be accompanied by a variety of connected services that will become integral to eco-friendly living, adds Hyundai.
But until that first IONIQ 5 arrives next year, we have some terrific offers on the current IONIQ - so take a look at our Hyundai IONIQ leasing page to choose the version that suits you.
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