Hyundai has unveiled its latest electric vehicle, the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. The Ioniq 5 N is the first N model based on Hyundai’s dedicated EV platform, E-GMP, and it sets a new benchmark for high-performance EVs and driving fun.
The 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N combines the sleek and futuristic design of the Ioniq 5 with the sporty and dynamic elements of the N brand. The exterior features a unique front bumper with a large air intake, a rear spoiler, side skirts, and 20-inch alloy wheels with red brake calipers. The car also has a distinctive N logo on the front grille, fenders, and tailgate.
The interior of the Ioniq 5 N is equally impressive, with a spacious and minimalist cabin that offers a high level of comfort and convenience. The car has a dual 12.3-inch display that integrates the digital cluster and the infotainment system and a head-up display that projects key information on the windshield. The car also has sporty N bucket seats, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, metal pedals, and blue ambient lighting.
But the most exciting part of the Ioniq 5 N is its performance. The car is powered by a dual-motor system that delivers a combined output of 350 kW (476 hp) and 680 Nm (501 lb-ft) of torque. The car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 260 km/h (162 mph). The car also has an electronic limited-slip differential (e-LSD) that distributes torque between the rear wheels for optimal traction and stability.
The 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N also offers a range of driving modes that can be selected via the N Grin Control System. These include Eco, Normal, Sport, Sport+, and Custom, each of which adjusts the powertrain, steering, suspension, and sound settings according to the driver’s preference. The car also has a launch control function that maximizes acceleration from a standstill.
The car’s battery pack has a capacity of 72.6 kWh, which enables a driving range of up to 400 km (249 miles) on a single charge. The electric car also supports ultra-fast charging, which can replenish 80% of the battery in just 18 minutes using a 350 kW charger. The car also has a vehicle-to-load (V2L) function that allows it to supply power to external devices or other vehicles.
The Ioniq 5 N is fast, fun but also safe, and smart. The car comes with a comprehensive suite of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), such as forward collision-avoidance assist (FCA), blind-spot collision-avoidance assist (BCA), lane following assist (LFA), highway driving assist 2 (HDA 2), smart cruise control (SCC), driver attention warning (DAW), and rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist (RCCA). The car also has a remote smart parking assist (RSPA) function that allows the driver to park or exit the car remotely using a smartphone app.
The Ioniq 5 N 100% electric car is expected to go on sale in Europe in early 2024, followed by other markets later in the year. The price of the car has not been announced yet, but it is likely to be higher than the regular Ioniq 5, which starts at $40,275 in the US.
The 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is Hyundai’s latest attempt to challenge the dominance of Tesla and other EV makers in the global market. The car showcases Hyundai’s technological prowess and innovation in developing high-performance EVs that are not only eco-friendly but also enjoyable to drive. The car also demonstrates Hyundai’s commitment to expanding its N brand portfolio, which currently includes the i30 N, i30 Fastback N, Veloster N, Hyundai Kona N, and Elantra N.
The 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is a game-changer for Hyundai and the EV industry. It is a car that appeals to enthusiasts and environmentalists, offering an exhilarating driving experience without compromising efficiency or practicality. It is a car that will make you grin whenever you get behind the wheel.