Details have been unveiled of Hyundai's first-ever EV from Hyundai's N performance division - the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N.
The Ioniq 5 N is a spicier, racetrack-ready variant of Hyundai's electric crossover, the Ioniq 5, first introduced to the world in 2021. Australians can expect this electric beast to hit their shores in the first half of 2024.
The Ioniq 5 N's dual-motor all-wheel-drive powertrain boasts a total system output of 448kW of power and 740Nm of torque. The 'N Grin Boost' (NGB) function cranks up the power to 478kW and 770Nm for a thrilling 10-second burst.
This makes it more powerful than the Kia EV6 GT and the Tesla Model Y Performance.
Hyundai promises a 0-100km/h sprint in 3.4 seconds with the NGB function, and a top speed of 260km/h, making it one of the fastest electric cars available in Australia.
Battery and Charging
The Ioniq 5 N's dual electric motors are paired with an 84kWh battery pack, the largest capacity battery Hyundai has ever used in an EV. The driving range has yet to be officially confirmed, however, we expect the WLTP range to be higher than the Kia EV6 GT's 424 km given the additional 7 kWh battery capacity.
The Ioniq 5 N shares the same 800V charging architecture as the remainder of the Ioniq 5 range. it is capable of a maximum DC charging rate of 350kW. This means you can charge from 10 to 80 per cent in just 18 minutes when plugged into a 350kW DC fast-charger.
The Ioniq 5 N was designed to be a versatile car that can take corners, handle itself on the track and be used as an 'everyday supercar'.
It features an electronically controlled limited-slip rear differential, specially tuned power steering, enhanced battery thermal management system, battery chiller, launch control, and a drift mode. The Ioniq 5 N also boasts a battery preconditioning function for 'Drag' or 'Track' driving, and an N Race mode with 'Endurance' or 'Sprint' options.
It also comes with the biggest ever brakes offered on a Hyundai vehicle.
Design: Exterior and Interior
The Ioniq 5 N is longer, wider, and lower than the regular Ioniq 5. It sports active air flaps, a front splitter, and Hyundai N’s new highlight colour, Luminous Orange. The car rides on massive 21-inch forged aluminium wheels wrapped in 275/35 R21 Pirelli P-Zero tyres. The rear features a prominent wing with an integrated triangular third brake light, an orange-accented rear diffuser, and an air outlet.
Inside, the Ioniq 5 N has a redesigned steering wheel featuring N buttons for specific drive modes. The fixed centre console has been optimised for track driving, with knee pads and shin supports. The front bucket seats are 20mm lower than the regular model's seats and have reinforced bolsters, finished in a black and Performance Blue two-tone design.
Pricing for the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N has not been confirmed but it will likely be the most expensive Hyundai model offered in Australia.
By way of comparison, the current top-spec Ioniq 5 Epiq starts from $84,981 before on-road costs. The Kia EV6 GT, which is built on the same E-GMP platform, starts from $99,950 before on-road costs.
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