Autofocus: 2025 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N US Version
Hyundai recently introduced the 2025 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N US Version, an impressive high-performance electric vehicle that embodies the brand’s commitment to electrification. Integrating the Electrified-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) with cutting-edge N motorsport technologies, the Ioniq 5 N promises an exhilarating driving experience, seamlessly blending performance on both regular roads and the racetrack.
Enhanced Performance and Handling
The Ioniq 5 N is equipped with a dual-motor all-wheel-drive system, drawing inspiration from rally dynamics for superior handling capabilities. The body-in-white structure undergoes reinforcement through additional welding points and structural adhesives, with heightened durability in the motor and battery mounting. Integrated drive axles, influenced by the World Rally Championship, and 21-inch forged aluminum wheels not only boost performance but also reduce unsprung mass.
Steering response sees an improvement with a reinforced steering system, featuring a specially-tuned N R-MDPS system. The N Pedal function contributes to instant turn-in behavior and heightened throttle sensitivity, while the N Drift Optimizer aids in maintaining a desired drift angle. The N Torque Distribution system offers fully variable front and rear torque distribution, and the electronically-controlled suspension can be customized for different driving modes.
Improved Electric Propulsion System
Featuring a robust electric propulsion system, the Ioniq 5 N boasts an impressive estimated 641 horsepower (478 kW) when N Grin Boost is engaged. The combination of a two-stage inverter and an 84 kWh battery results in a potent power output. Exclusive functionalities like N Grin Boost and N Launch Control further amplify acceleration and launch performance. To guarantee optimal performance on the racetrack, the thermal management system has been enhanced, incorporating an expanded cooling area and volume, improved motor oil cooling, and a dedicated battery chiller.
Precise Control and Engaging Driving Experience
In order to offer a more immersive driving encounter, the Ioniq 5 N incorporates the N e-shift and N Active Sound+ functions. The N e-shift is designed to replicate the power-shift sensation characteristic of internal combustion engines, providing a familiar and engaging feel. Meanwhile, the N Active Sound+ introduces a futuristic electrified sound that combines engine and exhaust notes, contributing to a distinctive auditory experience. These functions not only enhance driver feedback but also afford greater control, bridging the gap and delivering a driving sensation akin to that of a traditional internal combustion engine vehicle.
The exterior design of the Ioniq 5 N incorporates performance-oriented elements, including a wing-type rear spoiler and distinctive contrasting black trim. The N model showcases a reduced overall height, widened lower section to accommodate broader wheels and tires, and an extended length for an imposing presence. The front fascia is adorned with an N Mask graphic fascia featuring functional mesh for enhanced aerodynamics. At the rear, a prominent wing-type spoiler and an orange-accented diffuser contribute to the vehicle’s dynamic and sporty appearance.
Comfortable and Sustainable Interior
Within the cabin, the Ioniq 5 N showcases distinctive N-branded elements, featuring a newly designed N steering wheel and N bucket seats adorned with reinforced bolsters for added support during high-performance driving. The center console is thoughtfully optimized for track-oriented driving experiences. In a commitment to sustainability, the interior incorporates eco-friendly materials, including recyclable and eco-processed materials, aligning with Hyundai’s dedication to environmentally conscious design.
The 2025 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N stands as a pinnacle of high-performance electric vehicles, seamlessly merging the brand’s vision for electrification with the cutting-edge N motorsport technologies. Delivering an exhilarating driving experience characterized by enhanced performance, precise control, and engaging dynamics, the Ioniq 5 N caters to the preferences of avid performance enthusiasts, offering a truly thrilling ride.