Hyundai delays production start of three-row Ioniq 9 EV

(July 8, 2024) Hyundai has delayed the introduction of its upcoming flagship EV, the three-row Ioniq 9, which was expected to begin production this summer. It is now expected to be released by the end of the year joining the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6.

A report published at The Korean Car Blog indicated that Hyundai has delayed the launch to smooth out the rough edges to ensure there are none of the problems that have plagued EV launches of other manufacturers. But we speculate that the slowing EV market in the first half of 2024 might also have had something to do with the delay. Hyundai's U.S. CEO, Randy Park, says the company is still "all in" on EVs.

Both the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6 have met with sales success in the U.S.

The Ioniq 9 is eventually expected to be built in Georgia. Once U.S. production begins, Hyundai expects it to qualify for the $7,500 federal tax credit.

Source: Press reports