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Hyundai brings the excitement of the N performance name to its electric vehicle lineup. The new Hyundai Ioniq 5 N widens the price range of this EV but in an expected manner. This new high-performance electric SUV hits all the high notes with excellent power figures, AWD, and incredible handling.

Exclusive content could make the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N worth the price

Drivers who order this high-performance EV won’t find any options to increase the price further than the expected $67,475 figure. It might be difficult to imagine paying nearly $70,000 for a Hyundai vehicle, but this electric SUV brings the heat.

For starters, the electric powertrain generates 641 horsepower when using the overboost function. To make this feature even more fun for you, Hyundai calls it N Grin Boost. How fun is that?

The Ioniq 5 N also has:

  • 84.0-kWh battery pack
  • Upgraded Brembo brakes
  • Wide Pirelli P Zero tires
  • A lowered stance by 0.8 inches
  • 2.0-inch wider track
  • Additional 3.2 inches of vehicle length
Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Smoking Tires on a test track
Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Smoking Tires | Hyundai

This EV could feel like a traditional performance machine

Although you won’t find a manual transmission in the new Hyundai Ioniq 5 N, the car has some cool features to simulate traditional driving excitement. There’s a drift mode with oversteer and a Torque Drift Kick system to simulate a clutch dump.

Hyundai also gives this performance EV the N e-Shift function, which allows the EV to feel like it’s being shifted by an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Toss in the N Active Sound+, and you’ll question whether this SUV is truly powered by electricity. Of course, when you plug it in, you won’t question that aspect of the drive any longer.

The performance EV race continues inside the Hyundai Motor Group

The new Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is the most powerful performance-oriented EV offered by the three Hyundai Motor Group brands. The Ka EV6 GT produces 576 horsepower, and the Genesis GV60 Performance hits 483 ponies. Will this race continue now that the Ioniq 5 N has taken the crown?

When will this high-powered EV hit the market?

The new 2025 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N should arrive at dealerships in March 2025. We could see the debut of this high-performance electric SUV at the Goodwood Festival of Speed later this year.

The new Ioniq 5 N doesn’t quite reach Tesla Plaid power levels, but it’s the most powerful EV from the Hyundai Motor Group so far. Adding this new high-performance electric SUV to the mix is a good sign for the future of Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis electric vehicles.

Source: Car and Driver