As the race toward electrification in automakers heats up, Hyundai Motor Group is poised to reveal two new large electric SUVs.
Starting with Kia, their EV9 concept looks to be based on their largest current offering, the Telluride, based off a recent Instagram post.
It’s shooting for 11 new EVs by 2026, just over four years away, so launching in a popular size-segment appears to be strategic. Kia will have a full reveal on Nov. 11.
On the Hyundai side, the Seven bears a resemblance to their very popular Palisade. The Seven concept will be revealed in full at the LA Auto Show on Nov. 17 and is expected to become the Ioniq 7, continuing with their EV nomenclature. Hyundai’s projects are more than double those of Kia’s by aiming to launch a whopping 23 new EVs by 2025.
The E-GMP electric platform, used by The Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5, utilize single and dual motors and as such, all-wheel drive. The EV9 and Ioniq 7 will also use this platform, meaning there could be a high chance that they’ll have all-wheel drive available.
With a combined 34 upcoming EVs between them in the next four years, there’s plenty to by charged up about for the South Korean automakers.