Hyundai Applies to Trademark "N74" Name

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

Hyundai’s EVs are some of the most strikingly styled vehicles around, but its N Vision 74 concept car previewed a future with even wilder designs. We’re now learning that the car may make it to production, as a recent patent application suggests the automaker might actually build and sell it.

Users on the 7thMustang forum found the patent application, noting that it was for “Hyundai N74.” While that could mean any number of things, there haven’t been any other concepts or models wearing that name in recent years. Company executives have openly said they believe the car should be made and sold, so it might not be long before we find out.

In the meantime, Hyundai’s Ioniq5 EV is getting an N performance variant with meaningful upgrades over the standard model and enough of a difference between it and the Kia EV6 GT to stand out. The car promises 601 horsepower and a boost to 641 ponies for short periods. Its all-wheel drive powertrain will offer a drift mode and other go-fast features. 

If Hyundai builds the N74 and gives it anywhere near the power and performance of the Ioniq5 N, the car would likely be a massive hit. Electric vehicles don’t have the internal combustion sounds, but their torque and power make them just as – if not more – exciting to drive.

[Image: Hyundai]

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Chris Teague
Chris Teague

Chris grew up in, under, and around cars, but took the long way around to becoming an automotive writer. After a career in technology consulting and a trip through business school, Chris began writing about the automotive industry as a way to reconnect with his passion and get behind the wheel of a new car every week. He focuses on taking complex industry stories and making them digestible by any reader. Just don’t expect him to stay away from high-mileage Porsches.

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  • Matt Posky Matt Posky on Sep 21, 2023

    I think this is the best looking concept car in years and it leverages the best aspects of electrification. Hyundai's design team is killing right now and spreading things around at Kia and Genesis.

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    • Analoggrotto Analoggrotto on Sep 22, 2023

      Thats right, BD2 the entire industry should pay royalties to Hyundai for the Pony Coupe.

  • Theflyersfan Theflyersfan on Sep 21, 2023

    Great Scott! They've copied my Delorean!

  • Dukeisduke Dukeisduke on Sep 21, 2023

    I can't figure out who they plagiarized more - BMW (the M1), Toyota (the Gen 3 Supra), or the DeLorean. Maybe all three!

    • Art_Vandelay Art_Vandelay on Sep 22, 2023

      I was thinking Gen 2 Supra. But the early gen 3 is a close second

  • Bd2 Bd2 on Sep 22, 2023

    Other way around.

    Giorgetto Giugiaro penned the Pony Coupe during the early 1970s and later used its wedge shape as the basis for the M1 and then the DMC-12.

    The 3G Supra was just one of many Japanese coupes to adopt the wedge shape (actually was one of the later ones).

    The Mitsubishi Starion, Nissan 300ZX, etc.

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    • Bd2 Bd2 on Sep 29, 2023

      Not surprisingly ,once again, you're WRONG (funny how you're trying to deflect after being wrong with your initial take - lol).

      The current Grandeur, new Santa Fe and the Ioniq 5 are all modern interpretations of the original Grandeur, the Galloper and the original Pony., so the N74 is just the latest to do so.