Type above and press Enter to search. Press Esc to cancel.

  1. Green Auto World
  2. What's happening with Electric cars and clean energy vehicles
  3. Hyundai Makes The Ioniq 5 N Meaner With N Performance Parts, While Lexus Takes Flight with RZ Special Edition

Hyundai Makes The Ioniq 5 N Meaner With N Performance Parts, While Lexus Takes Flight with RZ Special Edition

18 Jan 2024
  • What are the specifications of the Hyundai NPX1 Concept?
  • What are the specifications of the Lexus RZ 450e F Sport Performance?

In the ever-evolving landscape of electric vehicles (EVs), automakers are pushing the boundaries not only in terms of performance but also in design aesthetics. Hyundai and Lexus are at the forefront of this movement, unveiling more aggressive versions of their electric SUVs at the 2024 Tokyo Auto Salon. Hyundai's NPX1 Concept and Lexus's RZ 450e F Sport Performance not only showcase cutting-edge technology but also introduce a new era of customization with performance parts.

Hyundai NPX1 Concept

Hyundai NPX1 Concept

Hyundai has shifted its focus from traditional gasoline models to electric vehicles with its N Performance Parts, as evidenced by the NPX1 Concept based on the Ioniq 5 N. This marks a significant step for Hyundai, introducing performance enhancements specifically tailored for an electric N model. While the NPX1 is currently labeled as a concept, Hyundai plans to make the N Performance Parts available for the Ioniq 5 N later this year.

The NPX1 boasts an eye-catching body kit, featuring a carbon front splitter, a substantial rear wing, beefier side skirts, and an enlarged diffuser. The alloy and carbon composite wheels not only add to the aggressive aesthetic but also contribute to weight reduction. Suspension lowering springs and upgraded brake pads enhance the vehicle's performance dynamics.

Although interior images are yet to be revealed, Hyundai promises a sporty and luxurious cabin with bucket seats and the generous use of Alcantara. This move aligns with Hyundai's future plans to develop N Performance Parts for all its N cars, emphasizing the company's commitment to electrification and performance.

Lexus RZ 450e F Sport Performance

Lexus RZ 450e F Sport Performance

Lexus, too, has joined the electric performance bandwagon with its RZ 450e F Sport Performance special edition. Unlike Hyundai's NPX1, the RZ special edition is not just a concept; it will see a limited production of 100 units based on the RZ450e model. To make it even more exclusive, Lexus will employ a lottery system for Japanese customers to have a chance at owning this uniquely designed electric SUV.

The RZ450e F Sport Performance features an aggressive body kit, including not one but two rear wings, totaling 17 aerodynamic body parts. With a sportier suspension kit and 21-inch wheels, this special edition is slightly longer, wider, and taller than the standard RZ450e. The exterior is painted in a striking matte white, complemented by a predominantly black cabin with blue accents and suede upholstery.

Under the hood, the RZ450e F Sport Performance retains its dual-motor setup, producing a combined 201 horsepower from the front motor and 107 horsepower from the rear motor. While the power output remains unchanged, the focus here is on the enhanced aerodynamics, sportier suspension, and distinctive design elements that set this special edition apart.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

2024 Alfa Romeo Milano: Electrifying Style and Performance

13 Apr 2024
2024 Alfa Romeo Milano: Electrifying Style and Performance

Alfa Romeo has unveiled its latest offering for the European compact segment—the all-new Milano. Boasting a captivating blend of electrification, Italian design flair, and innovative technology, the Milano signals a bold step forward for the storied marque.

Qatar Free Zones Authority and the Autonomous e-Mobility Forum Collaborate to Foster Innovation in Electric Vehicles Technology

08 Apr 2024
Qatar Free Zones Authority and the Autonomous e-Mobility Forum Collaborate to Foster Innovation in Electric Vehicles Technology

The Autonomous e-Mobility Forum (AEMOB) is proud to announce a strategic collaboration with the Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZ), marking a milestone in the journey to advance the conversation on autonomous e-mobility on a global scale.

Scheduled to convene in Doha, Qatar from April 30th to May 2nd, 2024, the AEMOB Forum serves as a pioneering platform for international stakeholders in the realm of driverless e-mobility.

Kia EV9 secures double win at the 2024 World Car Awards

04 Apr 2024
Kia EV9 secures double win at  the 2024 World Car Awards

The 2024 Kia EV9 has achieved a remarkable dual victory at the 2024 World Car Awards. Revealed during a live announcement at the World Car Awards ceremony at the New York Auto Show, the EV9 secured prestigious titles for both World Car of the Year and World Electric Vehicle.

Selected by a jury of 100 distinguished automotive journalists representing 29 countries, the World Car Awards recognized the Kia EV9’s innovative design, spacious seven-seat interior, and competitive price point. Based on the E-GMP platform, the EV9 is the first Kia to feature fourth-generation battery technology for improved performance.

Established in 2003, the World Car Awards are renowned globally as a premier standard for automotive excellence and leadership, celebrating remarkable accomplishments within a rapidly changing automotive industry. Prior to the 2024 event, Kia had already claimed three wins at the World Car Awards – the Telluride as World Car of the Year and the Soul EV as World Urban Car in 2020, along with the Kia EV6 GT taking World Performance Car of the Year in 2023.

“We are hugely honored that the 2024 EV9 has been named the World Car of the Year and World Electric Vehicle. This triumph is a testament to our unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology and design excellence. The Kia EV9’s continued success will drive us to keep delivering exceptional vehicles that redefine the driving experience for customers around the world,” Ho Sung Song, President and CEO at Kia said.