Hyundai RN22e, envisioning the future IONIQ 6N

Hyundai has unveiled a major new concept model to show the world the keys to future electric cars that will be part of the high-performance N sub-brand. The new Hyundai RN22e is a concept car created on the basis of the recently introduced IONIQ 6.

After several leaks and official previews, we can say that the wait is over. The new Hyundai RN22e was featured in the company. Hyundai has been working on a very important concept model that we should pay close attention to. The reason? This concept car that burst onto the scene in style tells us what the future of the high-performance N sub-brand will be like.

The the future of hyundai N sports cars it inevitably involves sustainable mobility. Electrification at its highest level and hydrogen will play a leading role. For the creation of the new RN22e, the project recently presented IONIQ 6. It is a 100% battery-electric vehicle dressed in the “costume” of a sports car.

Hyundai RN22e Concept - rear
The new Hyundai RN22e was presented in society

The keys to the new Hyundai RN22e

hyundai emphasizes that the RN22 is the first “rolling laboratory” of the N sub-brand developed on the e-BPF platform. It shows the vision and direction of the sports car range in the field of electrification while opening the possibility for the future commercialization of a performance electric model. A model which, as we will see later, points directly to the hypothetical IONIQ 6N.

The the exterior design of the IONIQ 6 has been adapted. The RN22e takes advantage of the aerodynamic characteristics of the aforementioned electric. To maximize performance, Hyundai N has added new elements inspired by the world of competition. The lower part of the bumper has been redesigned and obviously a huge rear spoiler has been installed.

The measurements of the new Hyundai RN22e

Hyundai RN22e Concept - side
The new Hyundai RN22e is based on the IONIQ 6

The engineers of the South Korean manufacturer have made some adjustments to optimize the behavior of the RN22e on the track. It is fitted with four-piston monoblock calipers and 400 mm discs. It also has technologies that we will see in the future electric N. A clear example is the N Sound+ system, which generates sound from the interior and exterior speakers for a more dynamic driving experience.

The autonomy of the new Hyundai RN22e

Beyond the exterior design and technological equipment, since it is an electric car, the propulsion system is the center of attention. The “heart” of Hyundai’s new concept car is a 77.4 kWh lithium-ion battery
whose main purpose is to power two electric motors that develop a total combined power of 430 kW (585 HP) and 740 Nm of maximum torque.

Equipped with one electric motor per axle, the RN22e benefits from an all-wheel-drive configuration. The autonomy exceeds 600 kilometers and the maximum speed is over 250 km/h. In addition, the platform on which it is built allows a fast multi-charging capacity of 400 V and/or 800 V. Thanks to a fast charging terminal, it is possible to complete the charging process from 10% to 80% in less than 18 minutes. .

Hyundai RN22e Concept - front
The autonomy of the new Hyundai RN22e exceeds 600 kilometers

The prelude to the Hyundai IONIQ 6N?

At this stage, it is crucial to ask a decisive question, Is the RN22e the prelude to the future IONIQ 6N? The truth is that Hyundai has not directly indicated that this concept model offers a high-performance N variant of the new IONIQ 6. However, and considering all the features and the fact that the recently presented IONIQ 6 was used as a base, everything points in that direction. What Hyundai has confirmed is that the long-awaited IONIQ 5 N will be a reality next year in 2023.


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