At the 2023 LA Auto Show, Hyundai recently pulled the cover off a performance-oriented variant of the Ioniq 5, revealing its final specifications.
The 2025 Ioniq 5 N marks Hyundai’s initial electrified model carrying the high-performance N badge, hinting at future electric models to come. Built upon Hyundai’s E-GMP electric vehicle platform, this iteration incorporates motorsport technology gleaned from experimental vehicles such as the N Vision 74, RM20e and RN22e.
Powered by a two-stage inverter, the Ioniq 5 N boasts a maximum output of 478 kW of power from its dual motors, a substantial leap from the standard model’s 238 kW. This power is unleashed through the “N Grin Boost” mode, activated manually or automatically during launch mode, propelling the N from 0–100 km/h in just 3,25 seconds.
Appealing to automotive enthusiasts, Hyundai introduces features like the N e-shift, simulating the sensation of an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission and the N Active Sound-plus, generating artificial engine noises.
Externally, the N variant maintains a semblance to the regular Ioniq 5 but incorporates subtle yet captivating alterations. Sporting N badges at the front, rear and near the rear wheel well, it features an orange accent strip on both bumpers, an orange skirt, and an updated front mesh for improved airflow. Lowered by 0.79 inches, widened at the bottom by two inches to accommodate 21-inch wheels and elongated by 3,2 inches for the rear diffuser, the N boasts N-specific brakes, labelled as Hyundai’s most potent braking system.
Internally, the Ioniq 5 N receives an array of N-specific enhancements, evident in the steering wheel and peeking through the bucket seats. With reinforced seat bolsters, knee pads, and shin support at the centre console, the car offers increased comfort during sharp turns. Equipped with a larger 84 kWh battery pack, the Ioniq 5 N’s drivable range remains undisclosed closer to its launch. However, the battery enables an 18-minute charge from 10 to 80% and boasts a max charging rate of 238 kW.
In the US, Hyundai plans to offer the 5 N in five colours: Performance Blue Matte, Abyss Black Pearl, Ecotronic Gray Matte (late availability), Atlas White, and Soultronic Orange Pearl, accompanied by a singular interior color option—black with Performance Blue accents. Expected to reach US dealers in March 2024, the 2025 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N’s pricing details are yet to be disclosed.