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Spy Shots: First Look at the Hyundai Ioniq 6 N

By SEMA News Editors

Fresh off the release of its inaugural EV, the Ioniq 5 N, Hyundai's N performance division is expanding its lineup with the N edition of the Ioniq 6 sedan. SEMA News sources recently caught a glimpse of the first test mule of the sedan at Hyundai's test center near the Nürburgring in Germany.

While official confirmation of an Ioniq 6 N is pending, a recent report from Australia suggests that the model could hit the market in 2025, potentially offering even greater performance than the Ioniq 5 N.

Hyundai Ioniq 6 N

According to sources, the Ioniq 6 is expected to draw inspiration from Hyundai's RN22e 'rolling lab' prototype, which showcased many of the technologies now featured in the Ioniq 5 N.

The upcoming Hyundai EV is likely to share many components with the Ioniq 5 N, according to insiders, including the same 84-kWh battery pack and upgraded front and rear electric motors. These components combine to produce 641 hp in its performance mode or 601 hp in regular driving modes. It's probable that the Ioniq 6 N will also feature the same driver-focused modes as the Ioniq 5 N, possibly including the synthetic eight-speed dual-clutch transmission function and the N Active Sound mode, which can replicate the sound of the N division's current 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder models.