We noticed that this Hyundai Ioniq 5 is very different from the regular Hyundai Ioniq 5, which led us to believe that it could be the N version. Or rather the mule for the N version.
Outside, the prototype under test has received virtually no changes, except for a lower ride and wider low-profile tires. The stiffer suspension and larger brakes should help the Ioniq 5 N hold onto the track more confidently. The wider tires forced Hyundai to add flares to the wheel arches.
Of course, it’s too early to talk about the technical characteristics of the N-version of the electric car, but it is possible that the power of the power plant can be 585 hp. A similar unit can be found in a related model from KIA – EV6 GT.
This prototype now looks a lot like the base Ioniq 5, but that will change when it comes to debut for the N version, which will then have a different design that differentiates it from the standard model.
Recall that Hyundai introduced the regular Ioniq 5 in February 2021. The electric car is built on the global modular platform Electric-Global and has dimensions of 4635x1890x1605 mm and a wheelbase of 3000 mm. The model features bold design, performance and innovative interior design. Thanks to the Hyundai platform, designers were able to give the Ioniq 5 hatchback proportions, combined with a longer wheelbase, short overhangs and sharp lines, resulting in a sleek, angular design that stands out from the crowd.
The main features of the cabin are the center console, which can be shifted 140 mm back, and the front seats with electric adjustment – they can tilt to an optimal angle and, as noted in Hyundai, “provide the driver and passenger with a feeling of zero gravity.” The interior of the Ioniq 5 is equipped with the innovative Universal Island moveable center console, and the interior, available in three colors, is environmentally friendly. With the second row seats up, the Ioniq 5 provides 531 liters of luggage space, and up to 1600 liters when folded down.
We also advise you to watch a detailed test drive of the Hyundai IONIQ 5 from the FineAuto team: