The 2025 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N emerges as a force to be reckoned with, promising a thrilling ride that transcends the boundaries of conventional electric vehicles.
In the glitzy realm of electric vehicles, Hyundai has taken center stage at the LA Auto Show with the unveiling of its highly anticipated production performance variant – the 2025 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N. This speedster, slated to hit US dealerships in March 2024, is a testament to Hyundai’s commitment to blending cutting-edge technology with the thrill of performance driving.
Crafted by Hyundai’s performance tuning maestros under the distinguished N sub-brand, the 2025 Ioniq 5 N is not just an electric crossover; it’s a fusion of motorsport technology gleaned from Hyundai’s “rolling labs” experimental vehicles like the N Vision 74, RM20e, and the RN22e. Building upon the foundation of Hyundai’s base E-GMP electric vehicle platform, the Ioniq 5 N promises an electrifying driving experience.
For enthusiasts who savor the symphony of shifting gears, the Ioniq 5 N introduces the N e-shift, replicating the feel of an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission found in gas-powered cars. And for those who revel in the roar of a powerful engine, the N Active Sound-plus adds a touch of drama with simulated engine noises.
While the exterior maintains the sleek Ioniq 5 aesthetic, subtle enhancements distinguish the N variant. N badges grace the front, rear, and near the rear wheel well, accompanied by an eye-catching orange accent strip in the center of both the front and rear bumpers. The vehicle sits lower, wider, and longer, showcasing a new mesh upfront for enhanced airflow and accommodating the impressive 21-inch wheels and tires.
Step inside the Ioniq 5 N, and the performance theme continues. The interior, adorned with N details, boasts reinforced bolstered seats, knee pads, shin support at the center console, USB-C ports, and a wireless charging pad. Every element is meticulously designed to enhance the driver’s connection with the road.
Under the hood (or should we say under the electrons), the Ioniq 5 N is equipped with an 84kWh battery pack, a step up from its predecessors. Charging is a breeze, with the battery zipping from 10 to 80 percent in just 18 minutes, boasting a max charging rate of 238kW.
The dual motors, driven by a two-stage inverter, unleash a staggering 478kW (641 horsepower) output. Activate the “N Grin Boost” mode, accessible on the touchscreen or automatically engaged in launch mode, and the Ioniq 5 N transforms into a speed demon, accelerating from 0–60 mph in a blistering 3.25 seconds.
To keep the beast in check, Hyundai has fortified the Ioniq 5 N with 42 additional welding points and extra adhesives, enhancing its rigidity for track use and drifting. The thermal management system is no slouch either, featuring independent radiators, a conductivity channel for efficient heat dissipation, and improved motor oil cooling.
For the ultimate driving experience, the Ioniq 5 N boasts a “rally-inspired” handling with a rack-mounted motor-driven power steering system. The “N Pedal” one-pedal driving system adds a touch of finesse, providing strong deceleration for confident cornering while still harnessing energy regeneration.
In a world where performance meets electrification, the 2025 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N emerges as a force to be reckoned with, promising a thrilling ride that transcends the boundaries of conventional electric vehicles. The countdown to March 2024 has begun, and anticipation is building for the moment when enthusiasts can finally experience the exhilarating fusion of speed and sustainability. The Ioniq 5 N is set to redefine what it means to drive an electric vehicle, pushing the boundaries of performance and electrifying the roads in its wake. Get ready to feel the pulse of innovation with Hyundai’s electrifying masterpiece.