2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Teaser Shows Off Synthetic Engine Sound and Paddle Shifters
Hyundai's N performance division published a video to YouTube showing off two of the upcoming Ioniq 5 N's unique features: engine noises and paddle shifters.
Neither of those features appear on the normal Ioniq 5, as there is no engine or transmission to shift. But in a move to differentiate from the competition and stand out, Hyundai has added synthetic versions of each to appeal to the enthusiast crowd.
The noise, officially called N Sound Plus, doesn't sound as much like an internal combustion engine as it does an enhanced version of an electric motor whir.
The paddles, officially called N e-shift, are a bit more interesting, as they're accompanied by sounds of the "engine" going up and down through "gears." At one point, the Ioniq 5 N on screen even bounces on what sounds to be a synthetic rev-limiter.
It's unclear right now just how ICE-like Hyundai is shaping the Ioniq 5 N to be, or if all these systems can be turned off so the car can be driven like a traditional EV. There's also the question of enthusiasts will actually like all of this manufactured ICE-like performance, since it's all fake in the end. With a summer reveal imminent, we won't have to wait long to find out.
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