2025 Hyundai Ioniq 9.

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The new illustration above is trying very hard to guess what the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 9 (formerly Ioniq 7) could look like. And I think it does a really good job

As you can see, it matches pretty closely the recent spy shots we’ve seen of the car. And it shows a final product that would still look really close to the Hyundai Seven concept from 2021, which was rather modern, almost 3 years ago…

The Ioniq 9 will be Hyundai’s version of the Kia EV9, so we should expect the same batteries and powertrains. As far as pricing, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 are almost the same price, something that could happen again with the Ioniq 9 and EV9. At least, they couldn’t look more different from each other, which is a good thing.

The blunt Tonka Toy-like design of the EV9 isn’t for everyone ( It’s most definitely not for me…) And I think the Hyundai version could end up being much more popular. Although pricing will be key. Starting at $55,000 for a 230-mile range, the Kia EV9 isn’t really such a great deal to begin with. Unless you just want to drive around being noticed by showing off the latest weirdo design while taking the kids to school and getting Tortilla chips at Trader Joe’s. Since road trips could be quite a chore with only 230 miles max.

The new Hyundai Ioniq 9, as well as the Kia EV9, are scheduled to be built at the new US factory in Georgia starting later this year. A move that should qualify them for the $7500 federal incentives.

We still have to wait a while to find out more about the new 3-row EV SUV, since the Ioniq 9 will be unveiled in June at the Busan Motor Show in South Korea.

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  1. After great success with integrating some innovative and fresh styling, Hyundai/Kia is now trying too hard to look different. I know it’s all highly subjective – but this isn’t working for me at all.

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