To celebrate the launch of IONIQ as our new electric vehicle line-up, we temporarily dressed up the iconic London Eye as a 135 metre high letter Q.
Dedicated entirely to electric vehicles, the new IONIQ brand has been created for conscious consumers who want to be in charge of a brighter, more sustainable future.
Humanity at the heart of electrified innovation
Our innovative legacy now leads to the rebirth of the name IONIQ as a brand for our dedicated electrified line-up. It is a reflection of our overall vision: Progress for Humanity – reflecting our fundamental pursuit to make every moment as rewarding and worthwhile as it can be.
IONIQ embodies our vision of smart mobility. We pursue progress for electrified, connected living and a promise to provide an advanced connected life, for everyone.
The word IONIQ is a fusion of two words – ion and unique. An ion has low mass and high mobility; electricity transforms into energy and power when two positively charged ions flow.
Born in 2016
Hyundai released the IONIQ in 2016, the world’s first car with three electrified powertrains, Hybrid, plug-in Hybrid and pure electric, offering consumers the option to choose an eco-friendly vehicle that fits their needs.
The New Era of IONIQ
Starting in early 2021 a new range of IONIQ models will launch and will be numerically named EVs, with the even numbers used for saloons and odd numbers for SUVs.
The first model under the IONIQ brand will be the mid-size SUV IONIQ 5 which will launch in early 2021. IONIQ 5 is based on the 45 concept EV, which was unveiled at the International Motor Show (IAA) 2019 in Frankfurt as an homage to Hyundai’s very first concept car.
The Prophecy will come true
In 2022, the IONIQ 6, which will be based on our latest concept EV Prophecy, will be introduced, followed by a large SUV IONIQ 7 in 2023.
Prophecy’s exterior design is characterized by an iconic silhouette of perfect proportions that have been inspired by an aerodynamic design.
Can't wait for the future? Why not find out more about our electric car range, available now.