Update, December: New Ioniq 5 N introduced.
As we get closer to the big debut of Hyundai’s hero Ioniq 5 N, we’ve collected a pair of renderings that explore its possible styling.
What do you think about the look? Most people now know that the Ioniq 5 is a much bigger car than it looks in pictures, so the performance-focused N variant is likely to project an imposing image on the road.
We’re expecting a pretty ridiculous appearance, though – like Audi’s RS E-Tron GT – any sort of panel is unlikely to go beyond bolt-on flares. Instead, buyers should expect a lower ride height, bigger and wider wheels (below those added flares) and a unique bumper design at both ends.
Of course the huge brakes will feature behind those slim spokes, and the battery cooling intake will be an obvious addition.
Continue reading below for everything we know about the Ioniq 5 N so far!
August: 2023 The Ioniq N rolls out in its final production body.
Hyundai’s upcoming electric super SUV, 2023 Ioniq 5Nhas been spied in its production body for the first time.
This isn’t the first time the flagship Ioniq 5 variant has been spotted on the road, but previous prototypes were simply ‘mules’ wearing modified bodywork from the regular model already on sale.
This new pre-production car, while still sketchy, shows that we can expect some significant new panel work at most points.
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The front bumper showcases a bolder and beefier design, which sweeps forward before curving back into a wider new lower air intake.
The real story is in the corner, though, with the Ioniq 5’s wider track and larger new wheels calling for flared guards.
As a result, we see some decently wrapped corners, accommodating wider new rims and rubber with a bigger brake package.
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July 15: 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N confirmed.
- Ioniq 5 N confirmed for Australia
- Pricing is expected to be around $100,000.
- The model will come out in 2023.
Hyundai has confirmed its expanding high-performance N brand will make its electric debut in 2023 with a range-topping and pumped-up version of the Ioniq 5 – and it’s coming to Australia.
The company’s first zero-emissions N model has yet to be fully revealed, but the electrified N Pioneer is expected to receive extensive enhancements like the rest of the N family, with a more aggressive chassis, body and Powertrain upgrades included.
While an exact reveal date has yet to be locked in, the Ioniq 5N will break cover in 2023 and arrive in Australian showrooms before the end of the year.
Details on all areas are light at this stage, but sources say the first electric N will have a ticket price of around $100,000 in Australia, making it the most expensive Hyundai to date – but expected from the powerful EV. It is said that it will bring a considerable amount of money. Cut to cash.
Power and torque will increase over the current model, which produces 225kW and 605Nm in dual-motor trim, and it’s likely that the N version will share the recently announced (and mechanically very similar) Kia EV6 GT. will be found, which increases the amp to 430kW. and 740Nm
If Hyundai is on par with its Kia sibling, Ioniq 5 N owners can expect to sprint from zero to 100km/h in just 3.5 seconds.
However, while the Kia has a 77.4kWh battery, the current Ioniq 5 range offers a maximum 72.6kWh battery. Unless the N version is upgraded to a larger capacity power pack, performance figures may be limited compared to the most powerful EV6.
The announcement comes as the South Korean company revealed high-performance N-badged EV concepts at events in Busan, reinforcing its commitment to electrification – battery and hydrogen fuel. Cell technology is leading the charge with both.
If production versions of the RN22e and N Vision 74 arrive, Hyundai will have almost as many electric N models as it does petrol-powered machines.
However, the recent revelations reinforce the manufacturers’ plans to become the electric authority and have stirred up the performance car market.