On July 15, Hyundai will celebrate its “N Day”, in which it will reveal a very special model that some of us did not expect so soon: the IONIQ 6 N, the high-performance version of its recently presented electric saloon. The company has already published the first teaser as a preview of the new sports sedan.
The IONIQ 6 N will lose one of the two spoilers that crown its rear, which will be replaced by a large adjustable spoiler that reminds us of that of a competition vehicle. Given that the car is partially obscured by smoke in the preview, it’s hard to tell if there will be any more significant changes, although we can assume it will feature a functional diffuser.
SangYup Lee, the chief designer of Hyundai, already dropped at the time on the possibility that the IONIQ 6 received a sports variant in the future. ” The [IONIQ 6] would also be a great performance model. ” On the other hand, he has also confirmed that in the future the range of this sedan could be enriched with the arrival of a familiar shooting brake.
Possibly, the Hyundai IONIQ 6 N uses the same powertrain that we can find in the KIA EV6 GT, since both make use of the E-GMP platform. Therefore, it would have a drive unit made up of two motors capable of delivering a maximum power of 585 hp (430 kW), maintaining its 77.4 kWh capacity battery pack.
The Hyundai IONIQ 6 N will be presented this month
Although the conventional IONIQ 6 was presented a few days ago, its technical specifications will not be revealed until July 14. Initially, it will be available with two batteries (58 and 77.4 kWh) and in rear and all-wheel-drive versions. Thanks to its 800-volt electrical system, it should be able to charge at a maximum power of 239 kW in direct current (10-80% in 18 minutes).
The autonomy of its most capable version will be 515 km under the Korean cycle, so it should be around 600 km under the European WLTP cycle (the Kona Electric announces 405 km in South Korea and 484 km WLTP in our market). The N variant probably achieves a noticeably lower range due to its lower efficiency.
Hyundai is also expected to use “N Day” to reveal the long-awaited IONIQ 5 N, which will initially share a powertrain with both the IONIQ 6 N and Kia EV6 GT. Unlike its sedan sibling, which probably won’t hit the market until 2023, the crossover will hit our roads very soon.