Hyundai launches new Ioniq electric car sub-brand
Ioniq brand will have three fully electric models in its range by 2024: two SUVs and a sports saloon...
Hyundai has announced plans for a new Ioniq sub-brand, which will specialise in electric cars and introduce three new models in the next four years.
Hyundai will launch a range of numerically named electric vehicles (EVs) under the new brand, with the even numbers used for saloons and the odd numbers for SUVs.
An Ioniq 6 electric executive saloon, which will rival the Polestar 2 and Tesla Model 3, and take its design inspiration from this year's Prophecy concept (below), will follow in 2022. And there will be an Ioniq 7 large SUV in 2024.
Hyundai is promising that all Ioniq-branded EVs will combine ultra-fast charging with enhanced connectivity features that "integrate in-car and out-of-car experiences for a seamless journey".
The interiors of the cars, meanwhile, will apparently have highly adjustable seats, and unique features such as a glovebox designed as drawers.
By 2025, Hyundai hopes to be selling more than half a million EVs per year – the equivalent of around 12% of its total sales in 2019.
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