Hyundai puts the Ioniq 5 through its sub-zero paces

The Ioniq 5 in action at Hyundai’s proving ground in Sweden
(Courtesy of Hyundai)

Hyundai Motor Company has shared details about the winter testing of its Ioniq 5 N at the Hyundai Mobis proving ground in Arjeplog in Sweden. 

The proving ground features low-grip coefficient icy surfaces and temperatures as low as -30 ºC (-22 ºF).

For the Ioniq 5 N, Hyundai Motor has combined the EV’s Electrified-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) with the N’s motorsport-bred technologies. It will be the first N brand production vehicle with all-wheel drive. It also features the N Drift Optimiser, which integrates front and rear torque distribution, torque rate, suspension stiffness, steering effort and the e-LSD (electronic-Limited Slip Differential) to create a driving mode for drifting.

It also uses N Torque Distribution for different drive modes, allowing the driver to select the torque level to both front and rear wheels. Together, N Torque Distribution and e-LSD distribute power to all four wheels in varying ratios. 

More details will be released in the build-up to the Ioniq 5 N’s global debut, which is planned for July.