From now on, Ioniq’s name will represent something new on the markets. Ioniq became Hyundai’s sub-brand that will exclusively offer all-electric models. The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq is the new electric SUV model. Its debut will happen at some point next year while the sales will begin later in 2021. It is a mid-size crossover that will provide more room than the Ioniq sedan.
Some things are already available but some other parts of the Ioniq model are still a mystery. For an instance, its design is the biggest question. On the other hand, interior details are here and even some of the performance specs are available. Check it out.
2022 Ioniq Design
As we said, this is the biggest mystery at the moment. However, reliable reports are saying the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq will arrive with the design based on the 45 Concept. Unfortunately, that’s about it. None of the production models are looking exactly like the concept. For that reason, there’s no need to speculate about its design at the moment. It is important to say that the new Ioniq model will arrive as a mid-size crossover.
Once again, the interior of the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq crossover is based on the 45 Concept. That means the cabin will be full of modern technologies, including the latest driver-assistance aids. Moreover, Ioniq comes with a flat floor so the passenger room is maximized. The concept features sliding doors but that is unlikely to happen with the Ioniq crossover.
On the other hand, the concept’s large display that spans the entire dashboard could reach production. A five-seat layout is certain and we hope to see front swivel seats. The customers should expect plenty of innovative high-tech features. That includes various phone integrations, advanced voice recognition, and much more.
Driving Range, Power
At this moment, we know the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq is an all-electric crossover. However, the brand is silent on its specs, including both the power and driving range. Because of that, all we can do is predict. For a start, Kona Electric comes with a 201-hp electric motor. New Ioniq crossover will surely get more power than that and it will offer a standard all-wheel-drive setup. That means the second motor is mounted on the rear axle.
As for the battery pack, the Ioniq model will probably arrive with different battery sizes. Kona Electric offers 258 miles of all-electric driving range. Again, the crossover variant will deliver more than that. The fast-charging ability is a must for this model as well. The manufacturer will release more details at some point in 2021, probably in the first quarter of the year.
2022 Hyundai Ioniq Price and Release Date
Hyundai didn’t say anything about the price. New 2022 Hyundai Ioniq could cost around $45,000. Again, we are comparing it with the Kona Electric model that costs $38,000.
New mid-size crossover will surely cost more than Kona EV, but the exact price is not available yet. New Ioniq will go on sale in the last quarter of 2021. Besides that, Hyundai’s new sub-brand will deliver three new electric models in the next two years.