Hyundai Australia has set the scene for the upcoming release of its first-ever high-performance electric vehicle, the Ioniq 5 N — with a number of pre-sale enticements.
The online pre-sale on the Hyundai Australia website (hyundai.com.au) will open on September 15 for 12 hours, starting at midday and running through until midnight AEST.
Ioniq 5 N will be available to pre-order only on this date, which coincides with N Birthday, the day the N brand was unveiled for the first time, at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Customers will be able to configure Ioniq 5 N in their combination of options and exterior colour before securing their order with a $2000 deposit.
Initial deliveries are scheduled for the first quarter of 2024.
Pre-sale customers will receive a special gift package which includes a Hyundai N x Pelican set featuring two cases and a torch, as well as additional N merchandise — with a total value of around $1000.
Ioniq 5 N will be offered in a single highly equipped variant at $111,000 plus on-road costs.
Two options are available, a Vision Roof at $2000 and Matte Paint at $1000.
Vehicles will be built to order in each customer’s chosen combination of option(s) and exterior colour — there is no pre-configured specification for Ioniq 5 N.
The Ioniq 5 N palette includes Performance Blue Matte, Performance Blue, Abyss Black, Cyber Gray, Ecotronic Gray, Atlas White Matte, Atlas White, Gravity Gold Matte and Soultronic Orange.
Hyundai is yet to confirm the specs, but it is expected to have a larger battery and around 440kW of power.
It will also have “Virtual Grin Shift” which simulates the gear shifts of an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Each simulated gear change is accompanied by a small jolt.
But here’s the thing — it actually makes the car slower in a straight line, although it can be turned off.