In just a few years, the transformation of the Hyundai brand has been impressive. In just two decades, the Korean firm has gone from being considered a low-cost brand to one of the most influential firms in the global automotive market. Its electrics are already a reference for autonomy and characteristics, but soon they will also be for performance and fun. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N has just been officially confirmed. A high-performance sports version that will push the crossover and its E-GMP platform to the limit.
Hyundai’s N division is also only a few years old, but its activity has been very intense since its inception. From winning the WRC two years in a row with the i20 Coupé to creating exciting street cars that conquer more drivers every day. The next logical step is the electrification of the family. An electrification that passes through adapt the models of the Ioniq range to make them authentic electric beasts capable of standing up to the sportiest models in the category. The Ioniq 5 will be the first to pass through your hands.
Although everyone took it for granted, official confirmation from Hyundai was still missing. On the big night of the N range, the Koreans have made endless announcements. The revelation of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N has been one of them, but not the only one since it also We have been able to see the presentation of two impressive prototypes such as the Hyundai RN22e Concept and the Hyundai N Vision 74. Two spectacular creations that make it very clear how seriously Hyundai N takes the sportiness of the electric range.
Although we have not yet seen any Ioniq N model, the first to cross that portal will be the Ioniq 5. Hyundai bets on the crossover before the sedan for an early arrival on the market. The official date is 2023, although it has not been detailed at what time of the year we will see it, possibly throughout the first half of the course. It has been a long time since the sports unit was seen in its testing stage that it still maintains in force. As for the design, we can tell you little because those from Seoul have not wanted to throw out a single extra piece of information.
Not directly at least, but we can know what the mechanical configuration will be if we take a look at another of the night’s presentations, the RN22e Concept, or the future Hyundai Ioniq 6 N. Using the same E-GMP platform, the structure receives modifications to deal with high performance. A dual motor scheme will be capable of generating 577 horsepower and 730 Nm of torque.. Features that will allow it to reach a top speed of 250 kilometers per hour. The battery used will be the largest in the family, with a capacity of 77.4 kWhwhich will significantly reduce its autonomy in favor of benefits.
The increase in power and performance will be accompanied by various driving programs that will allow the driver to personalize the dynamics of the car in detaile, from modifying the steering response to the behavior of the electronic distribution of torque. Lastly, the sound. Sportiness is inherently accompanied by noise, and the Koreans are working on a soundtrack that allows the driver to amplify the sensations behind the wheel. The project looks good, although many details remain to be known, such as the sale price.