In addition to being more integrated into their owners" lifestyles, Ioniq models may well be, in the longer term, at the sharp end of Hyundai's push to become a "mobility provider' - although it's believed that the current coronavirus pandemic has set back the rollout of smartphone-based auto sharing by as much as a decade.
Ioniq will debut early next year, the Korean carmaker said, with a compact sedan to be called the Ioniq 5.
Three new models will be released under the Hyundai IONIQ EV brand in the next four years with more innovative models planned for later. The contributing factors behind the move is a recognition of an increasing market demand and its mission to lead the way.
Using the new Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP architecture), Hyundai claims the upcoming IONIQ brand models will offer fast charging capability and plentiful driving range.
A large SUV, the Ioniq 7, will be launched early in 2024.
Hyundai's Ioniq name will no longer apply to just one vehicle, the company announced today, as it will be expanded into a sub-brand for forthcoming fully electric vehicles. In what termed by many as a "fight and adapt, or perish" situation, Hyundai appears to be ready to punch big.
"The IONIQ brand will change the paradigm of EV customer experience", said Wonhong Cho, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Marketing Officer at Hyundai Motor Company.
These forthcoming electric vehicles will play a part in the Hyundai Motor Group-which includes Kia-reaching their goal of selling one million electric vehicles by 2025.
The all-new Ioniq models are all expected to be sold in regular Hyundai dealerships, unlike Genesis which has separate retail operations in Australia. 'With a new emphasis on connected living, we will offer electrified experiences integral to an eco-friendly lifestyle'. Next is the Ioniq 6 electric sedan in 2022, that is based on the Prophecy concept. However, Hyundai has previously said it plans for each to have a distinctive and different design, but they will all feature pixel headlights, as seen on the 45 and Prophecy concepts.
Meanwhile, the Ioniq 6 (top left) is based on the Prophecy, a slippery concept auto that Hyundai said would eventually be produced in some form.
Welcome to a new vehicle badge, auto spotters: Ioniq. Hyundai Canada hasn't yet revealed if the Ioniq brand will be sold the same way.
A number of additional battery-electric vehicles will follow through the Genesis and Kia brands, TheDetroitBureau.com last month reporting on the Imagine BEV set to become a flagship of the latter marque.