The Next Chapter in the IONIQ Saga
Hyundai Motor UK recently spilt the beans on the pricing and specs of their new IONIQ 5 N, with a starting price tag of £65,000. The IONIQ 5, since its debut in 2021, has been nothing short of a phenomenon in the auto world, impressing both critics and users with its swanky looks, everyday practicality, and top-notch efficiency.
With the release of the IONIQ 5 N, the family just got a tad bigger and a whole lot racier.
N is for… New Levels of Electrifying Performance!
Taking inspiration from their N brand, Hyundai launched the IONIQ 5 N as the poster child for the future of high-performance electric vehicles (EVs). Sporting its N lineage proudly, this car isn’t just about the speed and handling; it’s about feeling the road, hearing the rev, and truly bonding with the machine.
And for those worried about missing that traditional engine growl, the N e-shift and N Active Sound+ are here to recreate the emotional drive of the classic cars. From the roar of a twin-engine fighter jet to the purr of Hyundai’s own i30 and KONA N’s engines, the driving experience is set to be pure euphoria.
A Look Under the Hood
The transformation from the award-winning IONIQ 5 to the souped-up IONIQ 5 N is pure genius. The body structure is beefed up, the steering column strengthened, and the suspension is fine-tuned to perfection, giving you the ultimate hyper hatch experience.
What’s more, to feed the hunger of performance enthusiasts, Hyundai has thrown in a bag of cool features like N Pedal for razor-sharp cornering and N Drift Optimizer for those perfect drifts. And if you thought EVs were all about silence, the N Active Sound+ promises a concert on the road, syncing perfectly with the simulated eight-speed dual-clutch transmission of the N e-shift.
Powering the Beast
The IONIQ 5 N isn’t just about looking good and sounding great; it’s got the muscle to back it up. Capable of an impressive 650PS of power, it’s got more than enough oomph for both the road and the track. And speaking of tracks, the N Race feature lets you choose between ‘Endurance’ for longer races or ‘Sprint’ for short bursts of pure power.
Keeping all this power in check are the N-tuned brakes, Hyundai’s most powerful braking system to date, ensuring you have all the control you need, even during the most intense drives.
Aesthetic Enhancements & Interior Perks
The IONIQ 5 N isn’t shy about flaunting its sporty side. From its redesigned graphic fascia and functional mesh to the forged 21-inch wheels clad in high-grip Pirelli P-Zero tyres, it’s a beauty to behold. Inside, it’s all about the driver.
With new N bucket seats, a redesigned N steering wheel, and the latest tech at your fingertips, the driving experience is bound to be sublime. And of course, there’s the updated CCnC Navigation system and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to keep you connected on the go.
An Eco-Friendly Speedster
Beyond its bells and whistles, the IONIQ 5 N stays true to Hyundai’s commitment to the environment.
Built on the 800V Electric Global Modular Platform, it’s got the ultra-fast charging and Hyundai’s pioneering Vehicle-to-Load technology (V2L) that the IONIQ 5 was famed for. And if that wasn’t enough, its interiors boast a range of sustainable materials, from recycled PET yarn to eco-processed leather.
In a nutshell, the IONIQ 5 N is where performance meets practicality, a dream come true for any car enthusiast. So, if you’ve got a need for speed and an eye for style, this is one car you wouldn’t want to miss out on.