If for many, 2023 promises to be a year of consolidation rather than renewal of the range, this will not be the case for Hyundai. The Korean manufacturer has already passed this milestone in 2022, during which the only real novelty was the Ioniq 6, which will be unveiled after the end of the year holidays. For next year, he has plenty of ammo to shoot. 

It will start with the long-awaited Ioniq 5 N, the first high-performance electric model that the company has just confirmed, after which the time should be right for the new generations of Kona and Santa Fe, although there are not yet nothing official. In addition to this, it seems that the Korean brand has at least one other novelty in the drawer, perhaps a preview of the final version of the Ioniq 7, but for now the secrecy is total. 

So here are what’s new from Hyundai for 2023:

Hyundai New Kona

Several prototypes of the second generation of the hit crossover, Kona have been spotted. This suggests a range at least as varied as the current one in terms of fuel types. Thus, it is very likely that the new model will replace the current one on the whole line, including the electric version which does not seem to have to give way to a model of the Ioniq family.

Also, spy photos confirm slightly larger dimensions, with a supposed length of around 4.3 meters. As for the engines, there is talk of a full hybrid version, a mild hybrid version and at least one plug-in, and later an N version. The launch and marketing should take place from the first half of the year. 

Hyundai New Santa Fe

It’s been less than three years since Hyundai launched the latest update to the Santa Fe. It looks like the next generation of the midsize SUV, the fifth, is on the way.

Hyundai Santa Fe ibrida plug-in, la prova su strada

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid

In fact, the current model already sits on the latest platform, the same as the Kia Sorento, with which it shares hybrid powertrains. The next model, however, will change its style again and adopt a new interior. It is expected to be unveiled in the second half of the year and hit the market directly as a 2024 model year. 

Hyundai Ioniq 5N

Final specs have yet to be made official, but Hyundai has confirmed that the Ioniq 5 N will arrive in 2023. It will get the same aesthetic treatment and tune-up as other N models, as confirmed by sightings at Nurburgring of copies whose tires, wheels and brakes leave little room for doubt. 

As for the powertrain, while waiting for the data, we stick to the remarks already made last year: Hyundai Ioniq 5 is based on the same basis as the Kia EV6, which on the higher GT version reaches 585 hp with the 77 battery kWh. A power which, on the Ioniq 5 N, should be increased to at least 600 hp.

Hyundai Ioniq 6

The only real novelty for 2022, the Ioniq 6 is a sedan with elegant and aerodynamic lines designed to offer the best efficiency in its category. The platform is the same as the Ioniq 5, with 53 or 77.4 kWh battery packs and versions ranging from 111 to 239 kW of power, the latter being twin-motor and all-wheel drive. The mixed range is 429 to 614 km.

Hyundai Ioniq 6

Prices start at €47,550. The first deliveries, however, are scheduled for early 2023, which also puts this model on the 2023 list.

There are no hints yet as to what other possible new products Hyundai has in store for 2023, but one of the ones we’re most looking forward to is the third model in the new Ioniq family, the large SUV (we let’s talk about 5 meters long and 3.2 wheelbase) referred to as Hyundai Ioniq 7.

Based on the same platform as the other Ioniqs, which it will however exploit to the maximum, and with the same 800-volt batteries, it is indicated as a 2024 model. However, it is not impossible that the first teasers or photos of the production version will start circulating as early as the end of next year. 

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