Hyundai confirmed off its manufacturing performance-variant Ioniq 5 “N” on the LA Auto Present this week, releasing remaining specs of the electrical crossover and saying its availability at US dealerships in March 2024.
As previously announced in July, this new model of the Ioniq 5 was constructed by Hyundai’s efficiency tuning groups underneath its N sub-brand. The engineers behind the 2025 Ioniq 5 N used Hyundai’s base E-GMP electrical automobile platform, including motorsport tech discovered from the automaker’s “rolling labs” experiment vehicles just like the N Imaginative and prescient 74, RM20e, and the RN22e.
Hyundai consists of options for habitual motorheads just like the N e-shift, which mimics the sensation of simulating an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission fuel automotive, and the N Energetic Sound-plus which makes pretend engine noises.
The outside of the N doesn’t look too completely different from the common Ioniq 5, however the delicate modifications are actually sufficient to make it attractive and stand out. It does embody N badges within the entrance, rear, and close to the rear wheel effectively, plus you get that orange soul patch strip within the middle of each the entrance and rear bumper, an orange skirt, and a brand new mesh up entrance that enables for extra airflow. The Ioniq 5 N is lowered by 0.79 inches, is wider on the backside by two inches to suit the massive 21-inch wheels and tires, and is 3.2 inches longer to accommodate the rear diffuser.
Hyundai revealed the complete inside of the automobile, too, and it’s enhanced with a bunch of N particulars, together with on the steering wheel and peeking from the again opening of the bucket seats. The seats have bolstered bolsters, and there are knee pads and shin assist on the middle console to make sharp turns extra comfy. You additionally get USB-C ports and a wi-fi charging pad.
The Ioniq 5 N is provided with a bigger 84kWh battery pack (in comparison with 77.4kWh on the SE, SEL, and Restricted fashions), however Hyundai wouldn’t share the drivable vary till nearer to launch. The battery can cost from 10 to 80 p.c in 18 minutes and has a max charging fee of 238kW.
The automobile has a two-stage inverter that aids in pushing the twin motors to a most 478kW (641 horsepower) output. That max energy is achieved on the particular “N Grin Enhance” mode, which may be activated on the touchscreen or mechanically when in launch mode. The N can speed up from 0–60 mph in 3.25 seconds.
The thermal administration system has been upgraded to incorporate unbiased radiators for the battery and motors, a conductivity channel to maneuver warmth away from cells, and higher motor oil cooling, plus a battery chiller. Hyundai says the system “boasts a better resistance to heat-induced energy degradation” in comparison with competitor efficiency EVs.
For the reason that Ioniq 5 N is constructed for the monitor, it’s additional stabilized with 42 extra welding factors and has additional adhesives holding components collectively. This offers the automobile extra rigidity for monitor use and drifting. Hyundai says the N has “rally-inspired” dealing with and has a rack-mounted motor-driven energy steering system with a fast steering ratio and enhanced torque suggestions. The EV’s one-pedal driving system, referred to as “N Pedal,” aids drivers in cornering with a robust decelerating drive whereas nonetheless offering some vitality regeneration.