During its N Day, Hyundai presented two new concepts. The N Vision 74 a hydrogen battery hybrid reinterpretation of the 1974 Pony Coupé and the RN22e, a sporty vision of the Ioniq 6 sedan.
Two concepts, two visions, one philosophy. During its N Day, Hyundai presented two concepts, two interpretations, of what must be the future of the brand’s sports models recognizable by their “N”. A name chosen in reference to Namyang, Hyundai’s global R&D center in Korea and the Nürburgring, the brand’s European test center in Seoul.
Back to the future for the N Vision 74, inspired by the 1974 Pony Coupé designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro (Italdesign). A muscular reinterpretation of the present for the RN22e prototype, derived from the Ioniq 6 sedan.
N Vision 74
A neo-retro look. The N Vision 74 significantly adopts the lines of the 1974 Pony Coupé. More muscular. Side measurements the new concept measures 4.95 m against 4.09 for its inspiration.
Two windows separated by a large central pillar, an imposing flat bonnet under which sits a prominent spoiler, twin pixel-effect LED optical lights, round yellow, placed on either side of the rectangular grille recall the Pony Coupé.
Huge air intakes adorn the sides of the car to cool the mechanics. The angular set offers a bestial look. The stern is surmounted by an XXL fin and incorporates a gigantic diffuser.
Beyond the nostalgic-sympathetic form, the substance of the N Vision 74 offers a whole new approach. Starting with the hybrid mechanical unit made up of a battery and a fuel cell (like the Renault Scenic Vision prototype) to power the rear electric motor.
Equipped with a 62.4 kWh battery, to which is added an 85 kW fuel cell, which can peak at 95 kW with a 4.2 kg hydrogen tank. The announced power exceeds 500 kW, or 680 horsepower for a torque of 900 Nm. Enough to reach a maximum speed of 250 km / h with a range of 600 km.
This sporty concept is derived from the Ioniq 6 electric sedan. And more edgy. Aggressive bumpers and sills, XXL spoiler and sky blue color with red inserts as on the i20 N and i30 N set the tone. 4.915 m long (compared to 4.86 m for the Ioniq 6) and 2.023 m wide, 1.479 m high, the car adopts an aerodynamic style with wider fenders and lower ground clearance.
Based on the technical platform dedicated to electric E-GMP (Electric-Global Modular Platform), the RN22e prototype develops 430 kW (585 hp) thanks to two electric motors. The torque is 740 Nm for a top speed of over 250 km/h.
Like the Ioniq 6, the RN22e uses the 77.4 kWh battery which allows rapid charging (from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes) under voltage of 800 V. All-wheel drive with torque distribution on each axle and brake callipers four 400 mm pistons, regenerative braking system. And in order to reduce weight and maintain maximum rigidity in order to improve the dynamic behavior of the car, parts have been printed in 3D.
What next? The two models, if they have no future designation yet, do not seem to share the same destiny. The N Vision 74 is currently only intended as a “research laboratory” to explore future avenues for the brand’s N sports division.
We also keep in mind that the Seoul manufacturer is announcing an Ioniq 5 N for 2023, the brand’s first electric sports car. As for the RN22e, it could prefigure the future Ioniq 6 N. Without the Korean manufacturer commenting on the future of the two models presented on July 15, 2022.