Hyundai's new electric SUV seems to be a living room on wheels
The new battery electric concept will be revealed at the LA Convention Centre tomorrow.
Hyundai have released the first glimpses of their concept, the Seven. The SUV follows the 45 concept in 2019 and the Prophecy concept in 2020 to show a new chapter for the IONIQ brand and their dedication to carbon neutrality by 2045. “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. “Its innovative interior space, eco-friendly powertrain and cutting-edge safety and convenience technologies reveal an exciting future for Hyundai SUV customers.”
The new vehicle is built upon Hyundai's Electric-Global Modular Platform and dedicated BEV architecture. The long wheelbase ad platform floor allows for a completely new experience for customers. The car features more Sci-Fi technology in the wheels where active air flaps deploy or retract depending on brake-cooling or low-drag requirements.
The wheelbase is 3.2 metres in length giving the car unheard of space in an innovative design. Alternative seating ditches the row-based configuration to create a flexible environment and even the driver control stick folds away when not in use. The standalone seats being rotatable and a bench seat at the back gives plenty of space for passengers. A streamlined cockpit and integrated screens create a lounge-like experience. Even the roof is innovative with a built in panoramic screen which displays various content based on the passengers' tastes and can change the atmosphere to aid relaxation.