The “charged” version of the all-electric sedan of the Korean brand is expected to go on sale in 2025.
The Ioniq brand belongs to Hyundai, and it became a separate “green” brand in 2020. The role of the first-born was played by the cross-hatch Ioniq 5, which debuted at the beginning of 2021. Its “hot” version with the addition of the letter N was presented in the middle of last summer as part of the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The second model of the brand was the Ioniq 6 sedan, which was completely declassified in July last year. It is assumed that it will also have a “charged” version.
In the photo: Ioniq 6
There is no official confirmation that the Ioniq 6 N will go on sale. The Australian publication Drive reports that the Korean company is developing a “hot” new product. According to preliminary data, the N-version of the all-electric four-door may enter the global market in 2025.
< p>It is expected that the Ioniq 6 N will be based on the Hyundai RN22e prototype, shown in July 2022. The potential new product will most likely share the technology with the serial “hot” cross-hatchback Ioniq 5 N, while its dynamic performance will probably be slightly better due to a more streamlined body shape.
In the photo: Ioniq 6 interior
In this case, the top version of the Ioniq 6 will have all-wheel drive and a dual-motor power plant (one electric motor on each axle). The output of the front electric motor is 226 hp, the rear one is 383 hp, and the maximum total power is 609 hp. At the same time, the Ioniq 5 N also has an N Grin Boost mode, which is activated by the red button on the steering wheel for ten seconds: during this time, the output increases to 650 hp.
In the photo: Hyundai RN22e prototype
The maximum speed of the Ioniq 6 N will most likely be electronically limited to the same level – 260 km/h. Let us remind you that a hot hatch takes 3.4 seconds to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h; it is possible that the “hot” electric sedan will have a slightly lower figure. The traction battery will probably also be similar, with a capacity of 84 kWh.
Most likely , Ioniq 6 N will also receive special “chips” that the “charged” cross-hatch can now boast of. We are talking about the N e-shift system, which simulates the operation of an eight-speed gearbox with two clutches: it limits the engine torque in each quasi-gear and creates shocks during shifts – steering wheel paddle shifters are provided for this. There is also an N Active Sound + system, which is capable of generating the sound of a running turbo engine using ten loudspeakers, of which eight are located inside the body and two outside.
Of course, the “hot” electric The sedan will also have differences in appearance: this model will probably be equipped with aerodynamic elements, bright contrasting details such as red edging around the perimeter, and the four-door will also receive a signature body color, which is typical for the versions developed by the N division.