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NewsThe Hyundai IONIQ 5 N Will Receive More Power-Dense Batteries

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 N Will Receive More Power-Dense Batteries

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 N should be more powerful than the related Kia EV6 GT, and it could be more efficient too.

  • The sporty IONIQ 5 N will benefit from batteries that can store more energy in the same physical size as the current 77,4 kWh unit.

  • Special bucket seats, a sporty steering wheel, and a rear wiper will also be added.

  • The IONIQ 5 N should have even more power than the Kia EV6 GT.

Hyundai is working on a more powerful and dynamic version of the IONIQ 5 that will be the first electrified model in the automaker’s N lineup.

This model is reaching the end of its development cycle, with testing well underway on racetracks and roads around the world.

According to Top Gear, who drove a prototype and talked with Albert Biermann, technical advisor for Hyundai and previously Boss of BMW’s M division, the new IONIQ 5 N will offer more power and only slightly less range than the regular dual-motor powertrain.

Hyundai says this will be made possible by using next-generation batteries that will offer more power density than the current units, meaning they will have a greater capacity but the same physical size as the current 77,4 kWh pack.

Hyundai IONIQ 5 N | Photo: Hyundai

Rumours also say that the IONIQ 5 N will deliver around 600 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque, which means it will be significantly more powerful than the closely related Kia EV6 GT (576 horsepower and 564 lb-ft of torque).

Due to its performance status, the N model will receive unique front bucket seats and a thicker sports steering wheel. In addition, the automaker confirmed the addition of a rear wiper, something that is likely to make its way to other IONIQ 5 models soon.

While official specifications have yet to be revealed, Biermann says that the range of the IONIQ 5 N will not be much shorter than the EPA’s 412-kilometre rating for the 2022 IONIQ 5 all-wheel drive, thanks to the new batteries.

Pricing will be announced in the coming months, but since the electric N model will be more powerful than the $78,500 Kia EV6 GT, it is likely to be more expensive as well.

Hyundai IONIQ 5 N | Photo: Hyundai

Source: Top Gear (Youtube.com)

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