The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the World Car of the Year for 2022. Hyundai is producing an N version of the Ioniq 5. Hyundai N trims are sportier than base models. The Ioniq 5 N is the most exciting version of the World Car of the Year.
The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is a sporty take on a popular EV
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 had an incredible year in 2022. The Ioniq 5 is easily one of the best small electric SUVs on the market. A performance version of the Ioniq 5 has been teased.
The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 uses two electric motors to make 225 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The Ioniq 5 N is expected to be significantly more powerful. The 2023 Kia EV6 GT-Line is capable of producing 576 horsepower and 545 lb-ft of torque.
Since the Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 are closely related, the Ioniq 5 N could have a similar power output to the Kia EV6 GT-Line. The EV6 is the sportier South Korean cousin. An Ioniq 5 N will bridge the gap between the two small electric SUVs for consumers that prefer the Hyundai Ioniq 5.
What do drivers want from a Hyundai Ioniq 5 N?
Drivers want a Hyundai Ioniq 5 with much more driving verve than the base model small electric SUV. A Hyundai Ioniq 5 N should have exciting acceleration. Its exterior design should also be more exciting than that of other Ioniq 5 trims.
Expect the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N to be slightly more affordable than the 2023 Ioniq 5 Limited. The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Limited starts at $52,600. The Ioniq 5 SEL starts at $47,450.
Expect the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N to start between $48,000-$52,000. The Ioniq 5 should come in a trim-exclusive color and feature accents and interior features that are also trim-exclusive.
If the Ioniq 5 N delivers superior performance than lower trim levels, it could be extremely popular. The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N should shake up its segment and compete with sporty small electric SUVs like the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and Kia EV6 GT-Line.
What’s so special about the Hyundai Ioniq 5?
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 rose to popularity because it’s a great entry-level electric vehicle for most average drivers. The Ioniq 5 is affordable, practical, and has a smooth ride quality. Hyundai is gaining electric vehicle market share because of the success of the Ioniq 5.
U.S. News & World Report praises the Ioniq 5 for its driving range, comfy seats, and easy-to-use infotainment system. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has become the ideal small electric SUV for many drivers with families. The Hyundai Ioniq 6 aims to become the best small electric car on the market.
Hyundai has a ringer on its hands with the Hyundai Ioniq 5. Thus far, it’s the small electric SUV to beat in its segment. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N will make the nameplate even more competitive for 2023 and the years to come.