Next year’s launch of the 2025 Hyundai Ioniq 7 all-electric seven-seater SUV is one of the industry’s worst-kept secrets. Previewed by the Hyundai Seven concept in 2021, Hyundai’s flagship EV has already been preceded by its Kia EV9 sister model, with engineers now completing the final testing phase.
Like the Ioniq 5 hatchback/compact crossover and the Ioniq 6 sedan/four-door coupe, whose design identity it will inherit, the Ioniq 7 full-size SUV will be a global vehicle, with American buyers set to receive this for the 2025 model year.
Even with the serious camouflage of the test model spied here, we can see the production version of the Ioniq 7 will stay true to the Seven concept’s front-end lighting, mixing super-sized vertical LED running lights with slim horizontal headlights sitting above them. As for the said Ioniq family identity, the Ioniq 7 will sport pixel-design LED lights at both ends.
While the Kia EV9 features a boxier design, the aggressive angle of the Hyundai Ioniq 7’s windshield and its sloping roofline bring styling that’s closer to that of the said show car.
Of course, the ultra-minimalist, living room-style of the concept’s interior will be traded for a more conventional layout in the production model. Sadly, we’ll have to wave goodbye to the show car’s coach-style rear doors (think: rear-hinged).
Even so, the cabin of Hyundai’s flagship electric SUV will be packed with technology, including a pair of 12.3-inch displays that will run the carmaker’s newest infotainment software, which was introduced by the new Kona. As for those seeking the ultimate interior sophistication, they’ll have their needs catered to by the third sister vehicle of the family, namely the Genesis GV90, which is also under development right now.
2025 Hyundai Ioniq 7 specs and pricing
While Hyundai will announce the specs of the Ioniq 7 closer to its launch, the Kia EV9 provides the main powertrain and pricing information. In the US, the model kicks off at $54,900, which brings you a 76.1 kWh battery with a 215 hp, 258 lb-ft rear motor (RWD), and an EPA range of 230 miles.
Moving upwards in the range, we find a 99.9 kWh battery that offers 304 miles of range when serving a 201 hp, 258 lb-ft rear motor (RWD). Make that 280 miles for the entry-level AWD model, a dual-motor setup with 379 hp and 443 lb-ft of twist. At the top of the range, we have a dual-motor setup with the same 379 hp, but packing 516 lb-ft of torque, with an EPA range of 270 miles and a $73,000 MSRP.
The rumor mill also talks about a Hyundai Ioniq 7 N with 580 hp on tap and we’ll have to wait for the launch of the regular models before more details arrive.
Despite Hyundai Kia preparing to replace the E-GMP platform of the Ioniq 7 and EV9 with a next-generation EV architecture starting 2025, the Ioniq 7 will offer an 800V architecture, which means charging the battery from 10 to 80 percent can take under half an hour.