2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Specs and Review
The highly anticipated 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is set for its global unveiling in two and a half months, with a debut planned for the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom1. This all-electric model, the first from Hyundai’s N performance division, is currently undergoing its final round of refinement. The legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany serves as the ideal location for this process.
A Prototype in Action
Earlier this week, a prototype of the Ioniq 5 N was spotted on the Nürburgring track. The low ground clearance and sleek design give the performance EV an appearance akin to a large hot hatch. Its control and composure in all situations, especially while navigating the tricky corners of the Green Hell, have garnered it praise. Despite the absence of engine noise, the tire screeching emitted while tackling the Nordschleife was testament to the prototype’s impressive performance.
Design and Appearance
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N, although wrapped in full body camouflage in past sightings, is expected to be sportier and more aggressive in design than its regular counterparts. Changes include a beefier body kit, dynamic bumpers with an enlarged lower grille, sharper side skirts, and a chunky diffuser at the rear. Additionally, expect larger wheels and a new roof spoiler with an integrated triangular third brake light.
Powertrain and Performance – 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N
Details regarding the Ioniq 5 N’s powertrain remain largely under wraps. However, given its performance orientation, it’s likely to be equipped with a larger 77.4-kilowatt-hour battery pack, offering more power than lesser variants. A dual-motor powertrain with all-wheel-drive capability has been confirmed, marking a first for the N division.
The power output, while unconfirmed, could be inferred from the RN22e rolling laboratory based on the Hyundai Ioniq 6, which features a 215-horsepower front motor and a 362-hp rear motor, totaling 577 horsepower. This figure is on par with the Kia EV6 GT, which suggests a similar performance level for the Ioniq 5N.
Significant upgrades in the suspension and brakes should make the Hyundai Ioniq 5 one of the most enjoyable and rewarding EVs to drive. Hyundai’s experience from its World Rally Championship program has been leveraged to fine-tune the chassis for superior handling. Various drive modes are available, including the N Drift Optimizer, a system that integrates front and rear torque distribution, suspension stiffness, steering effort, and the e-LSD (electronic-Limited Slip Differential) for a dedicated drifting mode.
Availability and Launch of 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N
Hyundai hasn’t confirmed whether the Ioniq 5 N will be available in the U.S. However, indications point towards a showroom debut in late 2023 or early 2024 for the high-performance electric compact crossover. As the world awaits the official launch, the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N continues to stir excitement among automotive enthusiasts worldwide.