Hyundai has presented two new electric concepts being conceived under the banner of its N performance division, thus officially bringing the folks at N into the electric conversation. The two “rolling lab” concepts, as the company calls them, serve to showcase the design signature, powertrains and other technologies coming to future EVs (and, we suppose, non-electric models) to be developed by the N branch. Meet the RN22e and the N Vision 74. We’Re not sure about these decidedly uncatchy names, but for the rest it all sounds and looks pretty good.
An Ioniq 5 N in 2023
The reveals came as part of Hyundai’s N Day presentation, which was also noteworthy for the confirmation that the automaker intends to produce a high-performance N-branded version of its new Ioniq 5 crossover. That EV is set to be ready in 2023. For now, though, Hyundai shared no further details or even a stray image of the Ioniq 5 N. That will be for another day.
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The first of the two concepts Hyundai did introduce is based on the Ioniq 6 just unveiled this week. Among its distinguishing features are 3D-printed components to help reduce overall weight (while retaining the model’s rigidity). The car is also fitted with an AWD system that allots torque optimally to fit the different drive modes that can be chosen.