South Korean automaker Hyundai has teased images of its upcoming performance version of the popular and award winning Ioniq 5 electric SUV, with a a new video presentation of what the car company calls its N series.
The focus of Hyundai’s new video is on the N Brand’s four wheel drive offering RN22e, and the N Vision 74 rolling labs, and features a quick glimpse of the Ioniq 5 N at the very end of the video, wrapped in a camouflage pattern of pixels and chequered flags.
The RN22e and N Vision 74 are battery electric and hydrogen hybrid vehicles, respectively. The “rolling labs” refer to the fact that each car is a fully functional vehicle used for research, development, and verification of high-performance technologies – are part of Hyundai’s effort to deliver electrified high-performance zero-emission vehicles.
The nearly 8-minute-long video takes us on a tour of the development process of Hyundai’s N Brand’s rolling labs.
The RN22e rolling lab is the N Brand’s first high-performance vehicle based on Hyundai Motor’s E-GMP, or Electric-Global Modular Platform, which forms the basis of Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6.
The video highlights how the RN22e is combining E-GMP with other advanced technologies to deliver on N Brand’s cheekily named performance pillars – Corner Rascal, Racetrack Capability, and Everyday Sports Car.
Meanwhile, the N Vision 74 is a hydrogen hybrid rolling lab, boasting a 500kW hydrogen fuel cell powertrain.
“Hyundai N Brand is one of the fastest evolving high-performance brands in the world,” said Till Wartenberg, vice president of the N Brand management & motorsport sub-division at Hyundai Motor Company.
“All of our plans are on the right track to be carried out in line with our vision for electrification. The success story of rolling labs highlighted by RN22e is a perfect prelude to our N Brand’s very first battery electric production model, the Ioniq 5 N, coming soon.”