Hyundai has given us a further look at the upcoming Ioniq 5 N, this time demonstrating the faux engine noises in a teaser video for the brand’s first high-performance electric vehicle (EV).

    It’ll be revealed at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, which will run from July 13 to 16, ahead of a local launch either late in 2023 or early in 2024.

    The video shows the Ioniq 5 N electric crossover on the streets of Seoul, South Korea, and on track at Hyundai’s Namyang R&D centre.

    The video demonstrates the N Sound Plus, which is intended to provide an immersive EV driving experience with artificial sound.

    The artificial soundtrack incorporates what sounds like raspy exhaust notes, the pops and bangs of a combustion engine, and rev noises accompanying the drivers’ downshifts.

    Hyundai also expects that customers will be able to choose from several different character sounds or even create and name sounds with over-the-air (OTA) updates.

    Hyundai executive technical advisor Albert Biermann previously explained that authentically replicating the sounds of an ICE engine was “very challenging, especially those pops and crackles you get in the i30 N”.

    These artificial exhaust sounds will complement the virtual dual-clutch gearbox (DCT), dubbed ‘N e-shift’, developed in the ‘rolling lab’ RN22e concept vehicle.

    Mr Biermann previously explained the aim of the N e-shift feature is “to deliver the same jolt and downshift vibrations you experience in our ICE N cars”.

    The ultimate development goal was “to bring the DCT in-car experience of a combustion engine car to similar emotional levels in the Ioniq 5 N EV”, said Mr Biermann.

    Previously teased and spotted testing at the Nürburgring, we can see that the N performance model will be differentiated from the core Ioniq 5 by a deeper and more aggressive front spoiler and additional air vents.

    The Ioniq 5 N will be the N division’s first electric car. The line-up currently includes the petrol-powered i20 N, i30 N, i30 Sedan N and Kona N.

    Last month, Hyundai Australia also confirmed that alongside an increased supply of Ioniq models, local customers will have access to a build-to-order program offering personalisation options for its range of EVs.

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