Hyundai has unveiled the SEVEN electric SUV Concept at the 2021 AutoMobility LA. The company is also showcasing IONIQ 5 and XCIENT Fuel Cell at the LA Convention Center between November 19-28, 2021. Hyundai Seven will be sold under the South Korean automaker's dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV) brand IONIQ. Being based on Hyundai's Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), it is engineered to achieve a target range of over 300 miles. Hyundai Seven Electric SUV Concept retains signature Ioniq styling as evident with the images. Hyundai Kona is already on sale in India.
Going by the images, the SEVEN ESUV Concept flaunts an aerodynamically pure silhouette with streamlined roofline and elongated wheelbase. The wheels feature integrated Active Air Flaps, which deploy or retract depending on brake-cooling or low-drag requirements. The front fascia gets Parametric Pixel lights that deliver a Welcome Light Sequence on start-up. The e-SUV has a wheelbase of more than 3.2 metres with a flat floor. The Pillarless Coach Doors offer a grand entrance even to the third row. The driver’s seat features a retractable control stick that hides away when not in use. Without the need for the usual driver’s equipment, the ultra slim cockpit and integrated screens create a lounge-like experience.
Hyundai has equipped the Seven Concept with swivelling lounge chairs and a curved bench seat, unlike traditional SUVs. This seat arrangement can be customized depending on driver-controlled or autonomous driving modes. The e-SUV will be offered with various in-car appliances that can be personalized for individual passengers. It boasts of a Universal Island console, specially designed home appliances and a multi-functional Smart Hub graphic user interface. When the Smart Hub and front seats combine with the rear chaise-lounge seating, the side-door ambient light activates. There is also a built-in mini fridge and shoe-care compartments. The concept’s vision roof features a panoramic screen that displays various content based on passengers’ tastes.
Hyundai has given special preference to hygiene by incorporating features like Hygiene Airflow System and UVC Sterilization. It has applied bio-paint to SEVEN’s exterior and hygienically-recycled and renewable materials throughout the interior. Mineral plaster, bamboo wood and carpet, bio resin and interior paint are based on renewable sources. Extensive use of copper and hygienically treated fabric with proven antibacterial functions have been used to ensure a cleaner cabin. As per Hyundai, in a real-world situation with a 350-kW charger, The Seven Concept is capable of charging from 10 percent to 80 percent in about 20 minutes. “The SEVEN concept demonstrates Hyundai’s creative vision and advanced technological development for our electrified mobility future,” said José Muñoz, President and CEO, Hyundai Motor North America.