Hyundai Ioniq 5 N will arrive in 2023

Max McDee, 03 October 2022

The clock is ticking for Ioniq 5 N and the company is gearing up for its long awaited launch. Hyundai has confirmed that the car will go on sale next year and that a lot of its technology will come from RN22e concept and Kia EV6 GT.

Camouflaged Ioniq 5N showing new bumpers and wider body Camouflaged Ioniq 5N showing new bumpers and wider body

Latest spy shots confirm the car will have a much wider stance, undisguised test mule Ioniq 5 clearly shows much wider front and rear axles with 21 inch wheels and the same four-piston calipers hugging 400mm brake discs as used on Kia EV6 GT.

The front and rear bumpers will be lower and wider as we can see in pictures of the car with full camouflage on. The wheel arches are wider as well and despite the Ioniq 5 being a crossover, the 5 N version appears to be sitting lower.

Test mule - standard Ioniq 5 body sitting on a wider 5 N track Test mule - standard Ioniq 5 body sitting on a wider 5 N track

Since all cars that come from Hyundai N division are designed for light track use, the same seems to be applicable when it comes to Ioniq, the first electric N car on the road. The lower front bumper will force more air into the radiators to help with keeping the battery cool while the driver gets “right-foot happy”.

When it comes to driving the 5 N, there will be a host of driver assistance functions available and the famous drift mode has been confirmed as well. The car will use the same battery and motors as the Kia EV6 GT uses, we can expect 577 HP on tap with 740 Nm of torque. Since both cars are similar in size and weight, the acceleration time from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds will likely be similar.

21 inch rims, 4-piston calipers and 400 mm discs from Kia EV6 GT 21 inch rims, 4-piston calipers and 400 mm discs from Kia EV6 GT

Hyundai will introduce the N Sound+ feature that was previewed by the RN22e concept to augment the driving experience. There will be the N e-shift feature that simulates the feel of gear-changing for those who will miss the manual gearbox.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 N will borrow quite a bit of tech from the RN22e, much more than initially was expected. It will be quite a bit different animal than the Kia EV6 GT which explains the long wait.

Clearly much wider track than standard Ioniq 5, glimpse of N racing seats Clearly much wider track than standard Ioniq 5, glimpse of N racing seats

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there is no rebate in my country.savings in gas is like 30% so,it will not compensate in a very long time.ioniq5 is a good car but, it is a hyundai. so,it's price should be close to tucson,not twice in order make it to mainstream.my complaint is...

What rebates, sadly none in my country :-/ Well, I can drive on a highway and do not pay a fee, but that's probably the only form of EV support we have in my country :) It would be pretty awesome to get like 5000-10000 € discount when I deci...

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If you factor in federal rebates, and savings in gas, then it could start to be comparable, no?

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