Upcoming 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N: spy shots

Rory White

16 Sep 2021

Hyundai is yet to make a bad 'N' car, so forgive us if we're excited by the possibility of a hot Ioniq 5. Here are the latest spy shots plus everything we know.

> Possible hot N version of Hyundai's Ioniq 5 spotted

> Lower ride height, upgraded brakes

> Could get powerful battery and motor from Kia EV6

> Likely to be revealed in 2022

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N: what is it?

It's what looks like a hot version of the Hyundai Ioniq5 EV.

Hyundai has seen success with the hot N versions of its i30 family hatch and i20 small car, and there has been an extremely positive reaction to its concept car-like Ioniq 5 EV.

The Ioniq 5 looks superb, has a decent range and is sensibly priced, winning it many fans. The thought of an Inoiq 5 N is therefore a very exciting one.

We can see from these images that Hyundai is testing this mule a The Ring with lowered suspension and upgraded brakes. There looks to be wider tyres fitted too, forcing slightly winder wheel arches.

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N: what is it powered by?

Nothing is confirmed when it comes to battery and motors, but the current most powerful Ioniq 5 gets a 73kWh battery, a motor on each axle and 305hp.

However, Kia recently revealed specs for its EV6, and the most powerful version of that car, the GT, produces 585hp via a 77kWHh battery and a motor on each axle.

The EV6 GT can hit 62mph from a standstill in just 3.5 seconds and go on to 163mph. Its range (if driven carefully) is 316 miles.

So, it'd make sense for sister-brand Hyundai to draw upon this tech and fit it to the Ioniq 5 N, making it the most powerful Hyundai on sale by some margin.

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N: when will it be on sale?

We don't have confirmed dates for when an Ioniq 5 N might go on sale, but we expect it to be revealed next year in 2022.

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N: how much will it cost?

There are no confirmed prices for an Ioniq 5 N yet, but given the most expensive Ioniq 5 costs £48,000 and the Kia EV6 GT costs £58,000, we'd wager an Ioniq 5 N would cost the thick end of £60,000 when it goes on sale.

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