New 585hp Hyundai Ioniq 5 N rendered: price, specs and release date
A Hyundai Ioniq 5 N performance model is likely to join the range in the coming months. Read on for more details on this sporty EV.
- Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Performance rendered
- Official reveal expected later in 2021
- Sporty exterior enhancements
- Mildly updated interior expected
- Up to 585hp possible
- 0-60mph could be as low as 3.5 seconds
- Pricing likely to top £55,000
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the latest all-electric model from the Korean auto manufacturer, and it could soon be joined by a high-performance Ioniq 5 N variant.
New Hyundai Ioniq 5 N design
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N will take on typical styling cues of the N performance brand. These will include the trademark Performance Blue paint finish and red trim highlights.
This render imagines the Ioniq 5 N with a more aggressive bumper and larger alloy wheels, though it will retain the eye-catching strakes on the wheel arches. The back of the car is likely to continue the racier look, with a diffuser possible, though don’t expect any large exhaust exit of course — this is an electric car, after all.
New Hyundai Ioniq 5 N interior
The Ioniq 5 N will quite likely offer a very similar cabin layout to the standard Ioniq 5. This is no bad thing because even the standard Ioniq 5 offers a space age-looking interior with two 12-inch infotainment screens and a clean minimalist feel across the dashboard and door trims.
The lack of a traditional centre console enhances the feeling of spaciousness as does the large panoramic sunroof which should come as standard on the top-spec Hyundai Ioniq 5 N. Unique interior materials, more heavily bolstered front seats and a generous sprinkling of N Performance logos should further differentiate the Ioniq 5 N from less powerful models.
New Hyundai Ioniq 5 N motors and performance
The standard Ioniq 5 model will be available with two- or four-wheel drive, and with various motor options producing between 170hp and 306hp, meaning the most powerful cars are a close match for the likes of the Volkswagen ID4 GTX and Skoda Enyaq vRS. The upcoming Ioniq 5 N will up the ante even further with motor and battery components borrowed from the new Kia EV6 GT.
This means Hyundai’s first high-performance electric car could produce 585hp from a dual-motor setup and boast a 0-60mph time of just 3.5-seconds — matching the EV6 GT. That kind of performance is right in line with the Tesla Model Y Performance, which should come to the UK in 2022.
If the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N does make use of this powerful setup it should also incorporate the electronic limited-slip differential from the Kia EV6 GT as well as an adaptive suspension setup with various settings for more comfortable or sportier driving.
New Hyundai Ioniq 5 N batteries and range
Whereas the standard Ioniq 5 is offered in Standard Range (58kWh) and Long Range (72.6kWh) flavours, the Ioniq 5 N should be available exclusively with the larger battery pack. In the regular Ioniq 5 this larger battery provides up to 300 miles of range, the Ioniq 5 N is unlikely to match this figure thanks to all that extra power on offer.
New Hyundai Ioniq 5 N price and release date
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has just been revealed with prices ranging from just below £37,000 to over £48,000. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Performance, however, should be closer to the £58,000 asking price of the mechanically-related Kia EV6 GT. Both of these performance EVs should make their debut in 2022.
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