Hyundai Ioniq electric vehicle sub-brand launched- 3 New Models In The Pipeline
Hyundai Ioniq is the name of the Korean carmaker ‘s new, dedicated all-electric sub-brand. In addition to the branding, the carmaker has also announced the launch of three electric vehicles under the new sub-brand.
The brand Ioniq isn’t new to Hyundai, with the branding already in use in foreign markets for a sedan on sale. The Ioniq sedan is available in foreign markets in hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric versions, but the car will not be a part of the new sub-brand. It may mean either renaming the pattern or changing it in the future.
With its models marketed under the Ioniq sub-brand Hyundai should follow a numerical approach similar to Volkswagen’s ID line-up. Odd numbers are used for SUVs, and also sedan numbers and other models.
The first production model to adopt the moniker is the Ioniq 5 2021, an SUV based on the revolutionary Hyundai 45 design from the Frankfurt motor show last year. The Hyundai Ioniq 6 electric sports sedan, which will take indications from the low-slung prophecy model, will follow in 2022. In 2024, a massive, as yet unseen SUV, named the Ioniq 7, arrives.
All three finished production designs remain under wraps. Hyundai, however, has previously said that it plans to have a distinctive and different design for each, but they will all feature pixel headlights, as seen on the 45 and Prophecy concepts.
All models from Hyundai Ioniq will be using the brand’s all-new Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), which is claimed to be capable of fast charging and a long-range. This also allows for each model to have a spacious interior with a long wheelbase and a flat floor, which, says Hyundai, will be modeled on “smart living rooms.”
The company also states that all Ioniq-branded models will deliver enhanced connectivity features to “integrate in-car and out-of-car travel experiences.”
By 2025, Hyundai plans to launch 16 new EVs to boost its annual all-electric shipments to over half a million – the equivalent of just over 10 percent of its 2019 total revenue. The overall objective of the Hyundai Motor Group is to achieve a 5 percent global market share in automotive and transition to a ‘smart mobility solution provider’ rather than a purely automotive manufacturer.
Hyundai entered India’s electric vehicle space in July of last year with the launch of the Kona Electric SUV. The carmaker is also known to be working for the Indian market on a more affordable electric vehicle.
Like the Hyundai Ioniq sedan, it is also expected that the Kona will continue to be sold under the main Hyundai brand with the model sold in both conventional fossil fuel and electric forms on international markets.
Hyundai is reportedly expected to launch the latest i20 in India in the months ahead. The Palisade-its large three-row SUV-is also being assessed for India.