2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N – Even though the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5, an electric car that combines hatchback and crossover design characteristics, has only been available in stores since the beginning of the year, Hyundai is already getting close to releasing a more powerful version of the vehicle. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is expected to make its public debut on July 15, according to rumors, and the most recent spy photos and video reveal a prototype for what is most likely to be an Ioniq 5 that has been tweaked by the Hyundai N performance division.
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Review
Hyundai N has released a teaser image of two new models in advance of the “N Day” announcement that is scheduled to take place on July 15. This possible Ioniq 5 N model is anticipated to be one of the available options. The Ioniq 5 N prototype has a lower suspension than the ordinary model, larger front and rear tracks, lower-profile tires, and a redesigned wheel design. In addition, the front and rear tracks are both bigger. Our undercover photographer noticed that the brakes had been modified from the production model and that they now had bigger calipers and rotors. Additionally, the tester seems to ride on a stiffer suspension, which suggests that new shocks and springs have been installed. The heavy camouflage makes it difficult to tell, but it seems like the Ioniq 5 N has a reworked front fascia with a new design for the air holes. This is difficult to see since the camouflage is so dense. According to the photographs taken of the inside, the front seats were upholstered to resemble sports seats.
It is expected that the Ioniq 5 N would use the same skateboard-inspired E-GMP specialized electric vehicle chassis as the standard Ioniq 5. It is possible to order the standard model with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive by choosing either a single rear motor or a combination of front and rear motors. The latter option is the better choice for the Ioniq 5 N because it is compatible with the Ioniq 5’s largest battery, which is a 77.4-kilowatt-hour unit in this instance. In order to get an idea of how much power is available, one might look at the similar Kia EV6. The top-of-the-line GT model of the EV6 produces 576 horsepower and 546 pound-feet of torque, sufficient for acceleration from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than 3.5 seconds. The standard Ioniq 5 has a maximum output of 320 horsepower and 446 pound-feet of torque.
Because the five-door hatchback is farther along in the production schedule than the six-door streamliner saloon, our spies have already seen the go-faster version of the five-door hatchback doing test drives in prototype form. The photographs come after intelligence reports and a number of prior spy shots, but they continue to show an Ioniq 5 being put through its paces. You can tell that this is not simply another Ioniq 5 by looking at the lower ride height, the larger brakes, and the low-profile tires on it. In the production version, the wheel arches will be flared out, and the bumpers will have a more aggressive look. In addition to that, the ‘disguise’ of this vehicle has the slogan ‘never simply drive,’ which is a tagline connected with the N division of Hyundai. What about power? It is not out of the question for Hyundai to use the same powertrain as its sibling model, the Kia EV6 GT, which produces 577 horsepower. Ultimately, both employ the E-GMP platform developed by the Hyundai Motor Group. Thomas Schemera, the chief marketing officer of HMG, stated to CAR a few months before the project was announced in July 2022 that “if you look at our objective to provide more eco-friendly cars and pushing forward with BEV ideas, it appears plausible.” The project was confirmed in July 2022. “Could you even fathom the possibility that we weren’t already working on one?” Albert Biermann, a former executive at BMW who was instrumental in establishing the N department and who now serves in an ambassadorial capacity, expressed his delight at the news.
The 800-volt e-GMP platform is created for maximum versatility, with rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive variations, and even the potential to power external equipment. It is manufactured by Hyundai Motor Group. GMP According to the engineers who spoke with us, the Executives had previously conducted stress tests on the e-GMP platform while it was in the process of being developed. These tests reached eye-popping power outputs. In the year 2020, Biermann, who was then the president of R&D for Hyundai Motor Group, told CAR that the platform “will reach practically up to 600 horsepower in some vehicles.”
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Future
For years, Hyundai has been doing research and development on high-performance electric vehicles; the RM20e is the company’s most current iteration in this line of work (below). It is not a racing vehicle, but rather a rolling testbed for innovative technology that is planned to be used in future models of production automobiles. Some members of the N division believe that the ‘racing midship’ demo vehicle will serve as the impetus for the development of the ultra-powerful halo cars that the performance brand is currently slated to introduce in the future years. Be on the lookout for the Ioniq 5 N to make its debut towards the end of this year or the beginning of the next as the model year 2023.