Hyundai’s first electric vehicle from the N brand, IONIQ 5 N, takes driving pleasure to new heights. It achieves this by showcasing the three high-performance pillars of the N range (Curve, Track Capacity and Sport for Everyday Use), while leveraging technologies inherited from competition and years of Electric Rolling Labs development.
This model heralds a new era in high-performance driving, redefining the excitement of electric driving on road and track without compromising environmental values. The journey began with a clear concept and vision. In 2015, the N brand advanced its vision of a sustainable future for the most demanding drivers by introducing the N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo.
The N brand’s electrification strategy began with the RM20e prototype and the Veloster N ETCR race car. In 2022, the N brand introduced the RN22e, a rolling laboratory designed to transfer the high-performance electrification experience to the brand’s first production electric vehicle: the IONIQ 5 N. Enhanced electric platform. Setting a new standard in high-performance driving Only Hyundai’s Electric Global Module Platform (E-GMP) can enable the performance that the IONIQ 5 N boasts.
Following the award-winning IONIQ 5 and IONIQ 6, the IONIQ 5 N takes the E-GMP platform to the next level thanks to the combination of two optimized electric motors to deliver more power, torque and responsiveness. This is the basis of a high-performance electric vehicle that is truly “fun to drive.”
The IONIQ 5 N E-GMP platform is the first to be equipped with Hyundai’s fourth-generation 84 kWh battery, which provides higher power output thanks to a more energy-efficient two-stage inverter. This technology spins the electric motors at up to 21,000 rpm and raises power to 478 kW (650 hp) with the N Grin Boost function activated.
The E-GMP system also gives you a low center of gravity and even weight distribution for easy handling, while all-round struts provide exceptional chassis dynamics. Curve eaters. All-Wheel Drive (AWD) delivers rally-inspired cornering To ensure the IONIQ 5 N is a true corner-eater, body and chassis reinforcements provide greater torsional rigidity and a direct steering feel, allowing for a rally-inspired cornering experience thanks to AWD. Also Drive By combining the two electric motors.
Integrated drive axles (IDA) are applied front and rear, and are reinforced to support more powerful electric torque while reducing unsprung mass, which is also helped by 21-inch forged aluminum wheels. In addition, the IONIQ 5 N features a rack-mounted electric power steering (R-MDPS) tuned specifically for this model: it has a higher steering ratio and improved torque response.
These improvements translate into a more direct steering experience that provides the driver with immediate feedback. The N Pedal feature was developed as a solution to address the inherent weight and size problem of electric vehicles. This intelligent software feature, found in the IONIQ 5 N, is designed to provide instant cornering behavior and increased throttle sensitivity to ensure a more intense driving experience.
Based on technology similar to that used in the i-Pedal regenerative braking system, the N Pedal prioritizes quick, exhilarating cornering over energy efficiency. The system generates more aggressive weight transfer using deceleration force, resulting in more precise corner entry. The N Drift Optimiser feature helps maintain drift angle by balancing multiple vehicle controls that respond to real-time data.
In addition, the Torque Kick Drift function allows the driver to simulate the clutch action of rear-wheel drive vehicles with internal combustion engines in a high-performance electric vehicle. This is especially useful in driving situations that require immediate initiation of a skid. Meanwhile, the N Torque Distribution system provides variable torque distribution between the front and rear axles that can be adjusted in eleven levels.
In addition, the electronic limited-slip differential (e-LSD) on the rear axle improves cornering performance and control. Finally, additional sensors in the wheels and greater damping capacity, thanks to larger shock absorbers, extend the performance range of the electronically controlled suspension.
Disclaimer: Hyundai IONIQ 5 N CO2 and emissions data is not currently for sale. The values of electricity consumption and carbon dioxide emissions for this model have not yet been determined.
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