Back in June and thanks to our reader @h.hyl_47, we’ve shared mysterious Kia EV6 caught in South Korea that finally turned into IONIQ 5 N test mule. Now a new test mule was spotted and according to the photographer, it has Genesis front wheels and calipers, so we wonder what it could be.
What we know so far?
The mysterious vehicle was caught in the street and despite we don’t know what this could be, it is clear that Hyundai or Kia are trying to play distraction. While the seats are clearly N, the stitching is yellow like in the EV6 GT.
So we could be in front of an early prototype of Kia EV6 GT or this could be the first test mule of Hyundai’s first high-performance N electric model. But we opted for the second option, as this vehicle has all the production parts of the EV6 except for the prominent wheel arches and apparently a longer wheelbase.
Detail of the N Light Seats inside of Kia EV6
As we told you this week, Hyundai is abandoning the development of internal combustion engines, so that will suppose we won’t see that 2.3 Turbo midship model. But this is not the first time that Hyundai talked is working on launched high-performance EV models.
The potential expansion of South Korean brand’s performance models to include all-electric models was talked about by Hyundai’s Global Chief of Marketing, Thomas Schemera, who said: “We never stop thinking about expanding our product portfolio. Strategically, we are moving full speed ahead with eco-friendly offerings. We have a crystal clear plan. One thing is for sure: eco-friendly vehicles are on our priority list, at the top.”
So what do you think? Place your bets!