The Hyundai N model line is about to expand, again.
On Monday, Hyundai teased three upcoming N models on its global N Instagram account. The teasers are part of the automaker’s N Day announcement, which will take place on July 15.
One teaser places a blurred vehicle on a racetrack. Despite the fuzziness, the vehicle appears to be a hatchback and is painted in the signature Performance Blue blue color all previous N models have worn for their debuts.
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
Given the timing and profile, this might be the electric Ioniq 5 N, which has been spotted undergoing testing both on the street and track multiple times.
Spy shots have indicated the Ioniq 5 N will feature a lowered suspension, wider front and rear tracks, low-profile tires, and a new wheel design. Upgraded brakes were spotted with larger calipers and rotors. Tweaks to the front and rear fascias are expected. Power output will be in the neighborhood of 576 hp and 546 lb-ft of torque, with a 0-60 mph sprint of about 3.5 seconds. All-wheel drive will likely be standard.
The second image shows a sedan or fastback with a large rear wing. It could be a in the shadows with a sheet draped over it. The profile indicates it could be a Sonata N or it could be based on a vehicle not currently in the lineup.
The second teaser notes the vehicle envisions “the future of N with legacy,” leading us to believe the blue car in the first image might be electric, while the second car might be a last-hurrah for a new gas-powered N car.
The third image appears to be a forthcoming Ioniq 6 N based on the taillight design and profile in the teaser image. The Ioniq 6 was revealed in June and won’t arrive in the U.S. until 2023. Based on the Ioniq 5’s underpinnings, expect the Ioniq 6 N to share the 5 N’s powertrain.
Source: Motor Authority