Hyundai N has started giving hints at what it’s showing for its N Day event on July 15. Via three teaser shots on Instagram, we get a glimpse of three vehicles debuting in a couple of weeks. Under the slogan “Envisioning the future of N,” it’s clear that all three vehicles have some form of electrification.
Hyundai N Doubling Down on Electric Vehicles
The first of three teasers show what looks like a Performance Blue utility vehicle speeding through the starting line. That vehicle is the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N, the first of two electric performance vehicles. That car should get nearly 600 hp, adaptive dampers, a limited-slip differential, and summer performance tires. Of the three vehicles teased, expect this to be the only production-spec car. When it arrives, the Ioniq 5 N will compete with the Tesla Model Y Performance, Ford Mustang Mach-E GT, and the Kia EV6 GT.
The second vehicle teased for N day looks like a concept car previewing the upcoming N variant of the Ioniq 6. Like the Ioniq 5 N, expect the Ioniq 6 N to get a dual-motor AWD layout with nearly 600 hp. However, its performance capabilities should slot above the retro-styled SUV thanks to it being lower and more aerodynamic. In addition to more power, the Ioniq 6 N should get the same performance upgrades as the Ioniq 5 N.
Hybrids Get Some Love Too
Finally, we have the third vehicle, a coupe that may be the first dedicated N model. Unlike the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6, this may be the long-rumored hybrid sports car powered by a 2.3-liter turbo-four exclusive to Hyundai N. Configured as a parallel hybrid, the electric motor will slot between the engine and dual-clutch automatic transmission. Since this vehicle appears cab-rearward, expect it to use a front-engine, RWD configuration. Expect this to implement all the learnings from Hyundai’s rolling laboratory, the RM prototypes, which have been used to help develop the brand’s performance cars.