Hyundai N unveils two futuristic concepts

Hyundai’s latest concepts combine driving fun with sustainable drivetrains

Reuben Van Niekerk
N Vision 74
Hyundai N

Hyundai’s performance sub-brand N has revealed its electrification vision, which demonstrates the company’s commitment to future-focused zero-emissions technologies.

The concepts titled RN22e and N Vision 74 represent N’s electrification vision and demonstrate their ambition to become a leader in the zero-emissions future.

RN22e offers a glimpse at N EV models

RN22e melds the all-new Ioniq 6 and the company’s Electric-Global Modular Platform, while setting a new standard in high-performance EV’s.

This model is said to offer racetrack-ready performance by refining and optimising Hyundai’s market leading E-GMP and packaging it in an Ioniq 6-based streamliner design.

The handling capabilities of RN22e have been optimised thanks to technology such as torque vectoring by twin clutch. All-wheel drive provides optimised torque distribution according to different drive modes. Four-piston monoblock calipers and a 400mm hybrid disc allow the RN22e to maintain dynamic braking ability despite its weight.

As Hyundai develops state of the art technologies that will ultimately make their way into production models, RN22e plays an important part as a rolling laboratory for upcoming EV N models.

By adapting Ioniq 6’s streamliner design, RN223 will leverage the new EV’s aerodynamic features but with motorsport inspired details to maximise performance. Low ground clearance and emphasised shoulders create a wide and sturdy stance and at the same time contribute to superior aerodynamics and cooling.

Where the past meets the future

N Vision 74 combines EV technology with an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system, making it Hyundai N’s first hydrogen hybrid rolling lab to explore driving fun. 

N Vision 74 pays homage to the Hyundai Pony Coupe concept from 1974, which was developed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and inherits the pure surface, dynamic proportioned profile and unique B pillar from that concept. Hyundai’s design heritage meets the electrification era and includes parametric pixel lighting for a futuristic flourish. As such the concept elevates the daring attitude of the Pony Coupe concept into a future Hyundai design, while reinterpreting the interior as an entertaining space. A driver-centric cockpit blends heritage elements and modern design, including a digital cluster and analogue buttons.

The N Vision 74 is the first high performance rolling laboratory concept built on an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system. A hybrid structure includes a battery-electric system working in conjunction with an FCEV system. The two different power sources offer a number of advantages, including being used independently depending on driving conditions.

N Vision 74 explores the balance between state of the art technology and iconic design. In addition to long range and fast refuelling capabilities it guarantees driving fun with a sustainable power source.

Inspired by motorsport

Hyundai’s involvement in motorsport exists to develop knowledge, which has a direct impact on Hyundai’s future N production models. In line with its Progress for Humanity vision, Hyundai is accelerating its electrification efforts to offer cleaner transportation and a more sustainable future. By pushing the limits of electrified high-performance cars, Hyundai will be prepared for tomorrow’s challenges and heralds an era of sustainable driving fun.