The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N will formally debut later this year in July at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. Near the Nurburgring, where the company's N division's European facility is located, the electric hot hatch has already been spotted undergoing test drives on open roads. The new model will be unveiled this year between July 13 and July 16 by the manufacturer, which also has other hot hatches like the i20N and the i30N in its line-up. It is important to note that the upcoming Ioniq 5 N will be the company's first all-electric model to bear the N moniker. Further, the car is expected to have a more aggressive front-end design, with a new lower grille opening, flanked by two air dams, according to some recent spy photos. Here's what we know so far about the brand-new iteration of the Ioniq 5 EV.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 N EV: Key Highlights
Despite being camouflaged, the Ioniq 5 N can be seen in the spy photos to have a more aggressive front end with a new lower grille opening and two air dams on either side. Additionally, new five-spoke alloy wheels and larger brakes are housed in wider wheel arches. At the back, there is a new spoiler with a dual-segment shape that dips in the middle.
A 'drift mode,' similar to the one in the Kia EV6 GT, will be another standout feature of the Ioniq 5 N, with which the EV6 GT shares its platform. Sharing his thoughts on the upcoming car, Hyundai UK Managing Director Ashley Andrew remarked, 'Having N cars is a key point of difference for Hyundai – they hammer home the point that we are a car company, not just a company that makes cars.'
'The essence of successful car manufacturing is when all the talented people come together to have fun, and what I love about Ioniq 5 N is that they are using all that know-how and all that technology to create a car with the sort of character that we will all recognise from great performance cars of the past,' he continued.
Hyundai Ioniq 5: Design, Features, and Pricing Details
The Ioniq 5 EV is currently offered by Hyundai in India for Rs 44.95 lakh (ex-showroom). The Ioniq 5 is the first of six battery electric vehicles (BEVs) that Hyundai plans to introduce in India by 2028 and is currently manufactured in India. In addition, the Ioniq 5 is the first product to be constructed on the Hyundai Motor Group's electric-global modular platform (E-GMP).
The sleek, modern design of the electric SUV includes clean lines and distinguishing features like parametric pixel LED headlamps and a seamless clamshell hood. The vehicle also has an active air flap for improved aerodynamics and cooling of moving parts, along with 20-inch alloy wheels with parametric pixel designs. The exterior colour options are Gravity Gold Matte, Optic White, and Midnight Black Pearl.
The Ioniq 5 EV is powered by a 72.6kWh battery pack and a PMS motor mounted on the rear axle. The motor has a maximum power output of 214bhp and 350Nm of peak torque. The electric SUV has an ARAI-certified range of 631km on a single charge. Speaking of rapid charging, a 350 kW DC fast charger can charge the Ioniq 5 from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes.
The Ioniq 5 is 4,635mm long, 1,890mm wide, and 1,625mm tall and has a wheelbase of 3,000mm. It has a magnetic dashboard, a sliding centre console with 140mm of travel, eco-processed seat upholstery, and a sliding glove box. Standard features include a 12.3-inch infotainment display and a 12.3-inch instrument cluster. It also gets Level 2 ADAS, which includes 21 features.