Similar to the regular Ioniq 5, the Ioniq 5 N is also developed based on the Electric-Global Module Platform of the brand. The car is equipped with a larger 84 kWh battery and upgraded electric motors both at the front and rear.
The front electric motor produces 222 horsepower, while the rear electric motor produces 378 horsepower. Both motors offer a combined output of 601 horsepower and can surge to 641 horsepower in Boost mode, giving the car more power than the Kia EV6 GT. With this power, the Ioniq 5 N can complete a sprint from 0-100km/h in 3.4 seconds before reaching a top speed of 260 km/h.
With fast charging technology, the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N can charge from 10-80% in 18 minutes. Drivers can optimize the battery’s performance with Hyundai’s N Battery Pre-conditioning system. This allows drivers to choose between Drag or Track mode. The car’s N Race feature with two other modes provides more control over the vehicle’s energy usage.
Hyundai does not provide the weight of the Ioniq 5 N, but reveals that it is heavier than the standard model. The Ioniq 5 N has larger wheels, a completely modified suspension system, new aerodynamic components, and an updated regenerative brake system, contributing to the model’s weight gain. However, Hyundai has tried to counterbalance the weight through software and other techniques.
Hyundai has equipped the Ioniq 5 N with the company’s most powerful brake system, including 400 mm front discs with four-piston calipers and 360 mm rear discs. Hyundai has manufactured the brake system from new lightweight materials with a hybrid structure, creating the company’s strongest braking system to date.
A number of design changes have also been made to the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N. For example, the car is 20 mm lower, 50 mm wider, and 80 mm longer. It is equipped with a new air splitter, active air diffuser, unique side sills, prominent fender vents, triangle-shaped brake lights, and a rear window wiper. The standard equipment includes 21-inch forged aluminum wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero 275/35 tires.
Inside, Hyundai has installed a new N steering wheel with the performance division’s logo for the first time. It features four buttons – Drive Mode Select, N Grin Boost, and two N Custom buttons. The paddle shifters and N Pedal function are located behind the steering wheel.
Hyundai has also increased comfort for drivers on the racetrack. The company has installed a headrest pad and a footrest on the reinforced center control cluster and added a sliding armrest. Hyundai has also lowered the seating position by about 0.79 inches, which comes with pixel-patterned fabric and leather or a combination of leather and eco-friendly Alcantara.
Hyundai has not revealed the price of the Ioniq 5 N. The top-of-the-line Limited version starts at $53,935 USD (including shipping fees) in the US market, and the N version is expected to be priced higher. The car is expected to be available for sale around next year.
Trang Nguyen (Forum.autodaily.vn)