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News Hyundai is Developing an Ioniq 5 N

Hyundai is Developing an Ioniq 5 N

Performance EVs will also come in all shapes and sizes. Enter the Ioniq 5 N crossover

  • It’ll be AWD with 577 horsepower.

  • The spied 5 N has bigger brakes and a lowered ride height.

We currently have a new 2022 Ioniq 5 in our possession and we freely admit that it is mighty impressive. The tested version features Hyundai’s HTRAC AWD, aka dual-motor setup, for maximum power and traction. This version will serve as the basis for the upcoming Ioniq 5 N crossover.

Based on the spy shots, the Ioniq 5 N differs slightly by its lightweight multi-spoke wheels, considerably larger brakes, and lowered ride height. Beyond that, the camo’d vehicle shared on Carscoops reveals little more.

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The Ioniq 5 N will surely be powered by the same powertrain and battery configuration as the upcoming Kia EV6 GT. Specifically, it’ll sport a 77.4 kWh battery pack which will feed the dual-motor AWD system. The GT’s output is rated at a substantial 577 horsepower and 546 lb.-ft. of torque.

Performance should match the likes of the Tesla Model Y Performance, Ford Mustang GT Performance Edition, and the aforementioned Kia EV6 GT’s 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) sprint time of less than 3.5 seconds.

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If anything the “Never Just Drive” mottos plastered on the camo lead us to believe it will be a blast to drive.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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