The Ioniq 5 has not been around for long when we saw a prototype of the performance version Hyundai Ioniq 5 N in front of the camera. We also have an exclusive rendering of the Ioniq 5 N model for you, and everything that is known so far.
A Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Performance model is expected to expand the Ioniq range in the coming months. The first pictures of an Erlkönig have now been published which confirm this assumption. Read on for more details on this sporty electric car.
- Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Erlkönig spotted
- Official presentation expected later in 2021
- Sporty improvements to the exterior
- Slightly revised interior expected
- Up to 585 hp possible
- 0-100 km / h could be achieved in 3.5 seconds
- Price expected to be over € 63,000
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the Korean automaker’s latest all-electric model. To ensure success in this hotly contested segment, an N version is being prepared to expand the range. This retro-style performance electric car is likely to be even more powerful than the Skoda Enyaq vRS and Volkswagen ID4 GTX. Performance and acceleration should match the Tesla Model Y and the Kia EV6 GT.
These new photos give you the chance to see the new Hyundai Ioniq 5 N before it’s officially launched. OK, Hyundai didn’t add anybody modifications to this prototype, but there are some tell-tale signs that this is no ordinary electric car …
In contrast to the standard Ioniq 5, which is equipped with Michelin Pilot Sport tires, the new prototype has Pirelli P Zero tires, which are normally found on high-performance sports cars and speedsters. The whole car also appears to sit on a lower suspension than the standard Ioniq 5.
When the finished Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is revealed, you can expect it to look similar to the rendering above. The Ioniq 5 N will adopt the typical design of the Performance brand, including the characteristic Performance Blue paintwork and red trim.
This rendering envisions the Ioniq 5 N with a more aggressive bumper and larger alloy wheels, although it will keep the eye-catching struts on the wheel arches. The back of the car will likely continue the racy look, a diffuser is possible, but a big exhaust is not expected – this is an electric car after all.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 N interior
The Ioniq 5 N will most likely offer a very similar interior space as its less powerful siblings. That’s not a bad thing because this new model features a very minimalist interior with two 12-inch infotainment screens and a clean feel on the dashboard and door panels.
The lack of a traditional center console reinforces the feeling of spaciousness, as does the large panoramic sunroof, which should be standard on the top-of-the-range Hyundai Ioniq 5 N. Unique materials in the interior, more strongly padded front seats and a generous amount of N Performance logos should further distinguish the Ioniq 5 N from other models.
Engines and power
The standard models of the Ioniq 5 will be available with either two or four-wheel drive, with power ratings ranging from 170 hp to 306 hp. With these values, the Ioniq 5 N can keep up with any VW ID.4 or Skoda Enyaq. The Ioniq 5 N wants to go a step further with drive components from the sportiest Kia EV6 GT models.
That means 585 hp from a two-engine setup and an acceleration of 0-100 km / h in just 3.5 seconds – just like the EV6 GT. This performance is in line with the Tesla Model Y Performance, which may come onto the market in Germany in 2021. Should the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N use this powerful setup, it should also contain the electronic limited-slip differential from the Kia EV6 GT and an adaptive chassis.
Battery and range
While the standard models are offered in the variants with 58 kWh and 72.6 kWh batteries, the Ioniq 5 N should only be available with the larger battery pack. In the regular Ioniq, this larger battery offers a range of up to 482 kilometers, the Ioniq 5 N will probably not achieve this number due to the additional power.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 N prices
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 was only recently unveiled, with prices ranging from just under € 42,000 to over € 48,000. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Performance should, however, be closer to € 65,000. The N version is to be presented in 2022.