Hyundai has unveiled its Ioniq 5 N, a high-performance version of its electric crossover that promises to deliver thrilling driving dynamics and impressive range. The 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is the first electric model to join Hyundai's N line of performance-oriented vehicles, which also includes the Veloster N and the Elantra N.
The Ioniq 5 N made its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK, where it showcased its capabilities on the famous hill climb course. The vehicle is expected to go on sale in Europe and other markets in 2024, but Hyundai has not confirmed if it will be available in the US.
What makes the Ioniq 5 N different from the regular Ioniq 5?
The 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is based on the same platform as the regular Ioniq 5, which was launched earlier this year as Hyundai's first dedicated electric vehicle. The Ioniq 5 is a spacious and futuristic-looking crossover that offers a range of up to 300 miles on a single charge, depending on the battery and motor configuration.
The Ioniq 5 N takes the Ioniq 5 to the next level by adding more power, torque, and speed. The vehicle features a dual-motor all-wheel-drive system that produces a combined output of 577 horsepower and 605 pound-feet of torque. That's a significant boost from the regular Ioniq 5's maximum output of 302 horsepower and 446 pound-feet of torque.
The increased performance translates to faster acceleration and higher top speed. The Ioniq 5 N can sprint from zero to 62 mph in just 3.5 seconds, making it one of the quickest electric crossovers on the market. For comparison, the Tesla Model Y Performance can do the same in 3.3 seconds, while the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo can do it in 3.1 seconds. The top speed of the Ioniq 5 N is electronically limited to 161 mph, which is higher than the regular Ioniq 5's top speed of 115 mph.
The 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N also features a number of enhancements to improve its handling, stability, and braking. The vehicle has a lower center of gravity, a stiffer suspension, a larger rear spoiler, and an electronic limited-slip differential. It also has larger brakes with red calipers and specially designed 20-inch wheels with high-performance tires.