Hyundai Unveils Ioniq 5 ‘NPX1’ Concept at Tokyo Auto Salon

BY Sean Loo

This bonkers EV will be launched this year, and Hyundai is planning to extend the kit for use on other future N products.

If the Ioniq 5 N wasn’t crazy enough for you, the engineers at Hyundai have heard your plea, and have now introduced the Ioniq 5 N NPX1.

Debuting at the 2024 Tokyo Auto Salon, it's a transformation that turns the Ioniq 5 N into a tech marvel straight out of a futuristic movie.

Draped in a sleek matte black with striking dark teal highlights, the Ioniq 5 N NPX1 is extremely striking at first glance.

The front end sports a revamped bumper, less cluttered yet more impactful, crowned by a massive front splitter that seems to draw inspiration from a sci-fi titan.

The side profile gets an equally impressive treatment, with redesigned side skirts and hybrid carbon wheels that are lighter and sportier than ever.

And then there's the rear - a grand display of aggression with a colossal four-section rear splitter that's impossible to miss.

The Ioniq 5 N NPX1 packs a serious punch in performance enhancements too.

Think lower springs for a more grounded stance, high-performance brake pads for that extra stopping power, and a cabin lavished in Alcantara, complete with racing bucket seats for that authentic sporty feel.

Hyundai isn’t stopping at physical modifications. Joon Park, the Vice President of N Brand Management, reveals plans for software customisation, including OTA updates for sound and vehicle calibration. It’s a bold step towards a new realm of EV customisation.

While the exact price tag is yet to be revealed, expect a significant jump from the Ioniq 5 N’s initial asking price.

Hyundai is set to roll out these upgrades for customers this year too, with plans to expand across the entire ‘N’ range.

Photo Credits: Sean Loo (@auto.driven)