Hyundai IONIQ 5 N undergoes extreme winter testing ahead of July 2023 launch.
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Hyundai IONIQ 5 N undergoes extreme winter testing ahead of July 2023 launch.

The Hyundai N engineers tested the IONIQ 5 N on low-grip coefficient icy surfaces and deep sub-zero temperatures as low as -30°C (-22°F).

Hyundai Motor Company has recently shared details about the winter testing of its upcoming all-electric N brand model, the IONIQ 5 N. The tests were conducted at the Hyundai Mobis Proving ground in Arjeplog, Sweden, which is located adjacent to the Arctic Circle and offers ideal conditions for comprehensive winter testing.

The Hyundai N engineers tested the IONIQ 5 N in extremely low friction conditions to ensure that the vehicle maintains a responsive and fun-to-drive character while also being able to perform safely and predictably in sub-zero conditions. The winter testing included low-grip coefficient icy surfaces and deep sub-zero temperatures as low as -30°C (-22°F).

The IONIQ 5 N is set to be the N brand’s first high-performance mass-production EV and is planned to debut in July 2023. Hyundai N’s electrification strategy, which is inspired by the 3 pillars of N performance - corner rascal, racetrack capability, and everyday sportscar - began with the RM20e prototype and Veloster N ETCR race car. Last year, the RN22e rolling lab was introduced to transfer N’s electrification experience to the brand’s first production EV.

Hyundai’s focus on sustainable and high-performance EVs has been evident since 2015 when the N brand showcased its N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo, outlining its vision for a sustainable future for the next generation of driving enthusiasts. The IONIQ 5 N is set to accelerate Hyundai’s electrification future and establish the N brand as a major player in the high-performance EV market.

Just as our N models are honed at the sharp corners of the Nürburgring, our N models are also honed at the sharp corners and icy surfaces of our proving ground in Arjeplog, ensuring maximum performance in the most extreme winter conditions,” said Till Wartenberg, vice president of N Brand Management & Motorsport sub-division at Hyundai Motor Company. “We’re proud to demonstrate the IONIQ 5 N perfectly meets our broad performance criteria, ensuring N Brand success as our first EV production N model.

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