The high-performance N division of Hyundai is preparing to release the quicker electric Ioniq 5. The performance hatchback likely won’t come out until 2023, but Hyundai recently released a promotional video to give consumers a better idea of what the Ioniq 5 N will look like and what it’s capable of.
Hyundai Electrified Performance Cars
The eight-minute promotional video shows how Hyundai plans to make multiple electric performance cars, including the RN22e and N Vision 74 concept models. At the very end of the video is the hot-rod version of the Ioniq 5, and this time it’s not nearly as camouflaged as previous spy shots have shown. It’s easy to see that the upcoming model will showcase a unique front bumper with redesigned intakes below the headlights.
The video doesn’t give any technical details about the upcoming Ioniq 5, but we know that the N model will be on the same Electric-Global Modular Platform as the regular Ioniq 5 model. An upgraded dual-motor drivetrain should provide about 577 horsepower and 546 pound-feet of torque. It’s also expected to have a limited-slip rear differential.
The Hot Hatch Is Coming
The regular Ioniq 5 isn’t a huge car, but it is bigger and heavier than previous performance models like the Veloster. It will be interesting to see how Hyundai deals with the weight issue on the Ioniq 5 N. The current Ioniq 5 is rated at 320 horsepower and 446 pound-feet of torque. In this configuration with two electric motors, the standard Ioniq 5 can go from zero to 60 MPH in about 5 seconds. Hyundai says the new Ioniq 5 N is coming soon, and it’s expected that it will be fully revealed sometime before the end of 2023.
The non-N Ioniq 5 is Hyundai’s award-winning all-electric vehicle designed solely as an electric model. It has a bold futuristic design that has resonated with consumers looking for an EV that stands out. Hyundai is now transferring its N-Line pillars to the EV line.
The Hyundai N-Line Continues to Make Waves
Hyundai’s high-performance N-line was born in 2012, and it quickly attracted the attention of many in the industry. According to the brand, the N-line represents three things:
1. Cornering ability
2. Race track and performance-ready capability
3. Everyday sports cars that can also compete on the track
Using those principles, Hyundai’s N-line performance vehicles are already drawing fans. The Ioniq 5 and the concept vehicles shown in the promotional video mentioned above are the latest in sustainable high performance.
Other Hyundai N-line vehicles include the Elantra, Kona, Tucson, Veloster, and Sonata. The new 2023 Tuscon N-line is the first-ever for the popular SUV.
Get ready for the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N to make an appearance sometime in 2023. It’s not known yet when it will officially be ready for sale.
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