Hyundai’s high-performance variant of the Ioniq 5 electrical compact crossover has 641 hp in spice up method and will nook, waft and shift (type of) like a gasoline-powered race automobile.
The Ioniq 5 N, which used to be unveiled Thursday on the Goodwood Pageant of Velocity in England, is the primary EV beneath Hyundai’s N functionality subbrand. Hyundai mentioned extra electrical fashions will apply as a part of its N electrification technique.
In line with Jaehoon Chang, CEO of Hyundai Motor Co., the N emblem exists to “strengthen the competitiveness of all Hyundai models” and the Ioniq 5 N might be a “game changer” for electrical tall functionality.
Regardless that the Ioniq 5 is constructed on Hyundai’s e-GMP platform and is the logo’s an identical to the Kia EV6 — which additionally deals a souped-up GT model with 576 hp — the electrical crossover is loaded with untouched era encouraged via the i20 Coupe N, a automobile constructed for the Global Rally Championships that stands because the North Famous person for Hyundai’s N layout of performance-oriented variants.
Hyundai deals an N variant at the Kona crossover and the Elantra compact sedan. Each are front-wheel force and are powered via a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine that delivers 276 hp.
The Ioniq 5 N has a twin motor setup the use of an 84-kilowatt-hour battery gather powering a 222-hp (166 kw) entrance motor and 377-hp (282 kw) rear motor for a mixed 599 hp (448 kw). Its govern velocity is 161 mph. Hyundai didn’t divulge the EV’s territory.
Distinct styling at the Ioniq 5 N contains contrasting dark external accents and a wing-type spoiler at the rear. A lip spoiler at the entrance accentuates its decrease stance; it sits 20 mm nearer to the grassland than the usual Ioniq 5. It’s additionally 50 mm wider to house 21-inch wheels and larger tires, and 80 mm longer as a result of a rear diffuser.
Inside of, a checkered flag spin on Hyundai’s signature pixels are displayed at the door scuff panels, steel pedals and footrest, along with alternative unique N-inspired badging and seat bolsters.