2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N: Hyundai’s Quickest Car Ever - Kelley Blue Book (2024)

2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N: Hyundai’s Quickest Car Ever - Kelley Blue Book (1)It boasts 640 horsepower and gets from zero to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds. Engineers enhanced stiffness in the body and frame to improve handling with the official goal – we’re not making this up – of creating a “corner rascal.” It comes with a drift optimizer.

Oh, and it’s a Hyundai. Arguably a hatchback. An electric one.

Meet the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N.

About the Ioniq 5

You may already be familiar with the Hyundai Ioniq 5. After driving almost every 2023 car for sale in the U.S., our editors named it the Best New Model in America and the Best Electric Vehicle.

We love its balance of smooth, serene handling with the crisp acceleration you only get from electric power. We love its funky shape – a balance of curves and hard edges punctuated with cheeky pixelated lighting effects. It’s almost retro-futurist, like a car from a 1980s arcade game come to life in the high-definition of 2023 — an 8-bit aesthetic in 4K. And we love its spacious interior where nearly everything slides – you can even set the center console exactly where it works for you.

But no one would call it a race car. 168-horsepower, 225-hp, and 320-hp versions mean you can buy the performance you want. But it’s no track-day car.

Until it is.

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About N

Hyundai, like many automakers these days, has a high-performance division. The N unit takes standard Hyundai cars and spices them up.

Milder N editions are called N Line trims. Cars like the Hyundai Tucson compact SUV – a well-sorted commuter that races no one’s pulse – get N Line editions with added power and visual enhancements. One pepper next to the dish’s name on the menu.

But the real hot Hyundais are just called N editions. The Elantra N, for instance, takes the standard Elantra compact car, almost doubles the horsepower, and adds everything from trunk bracing to stiffen it to bright red side skirts to improve airflow and look badass. Three peppers.

At this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, the chefs from N showed off their first four-pepper menu item – the quickest production car in Hyundai history, the Ioniq 5 N.

Corner Rascal, Grin Boost, and Other Technical Terms

First things first – Hyundai hasn’t hinted at what it will cost. The standard Ioniq 5 ranges from $41,450 to $52,600, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see a $70,000 price tag.

Electric car design gives engineers a cheat code. Many electric motors are capable of far more power than they usually output. Automakers control their output with software. So Hyundai has boosted the two electric motors (one per axle) in the Ioniq 5.

In day-to-day operation, they put out 600 hp. With a “grin boost” (they’re having fun with the names here) button that surges to about 640 for ten seconds.

Those numbers best even sister-station Kia’s remarkable EV6.

The N gets power from an 84-kWh battery – the biggest Hyundai has built yet. All the added power necessitated “World Rally Championship-inspired integrated drive axles” built to “endure stronger electric motor torque while reducing unsprung mass.”

Beefier brakes help rein in the power – 15.75-inch rotors in the front and 14.2 in the rear.

Hyundai engineers worked with three phrases in mind to inspire the car – “corner rascal,” “racetrack capability,” and “everyday sportscar.”

The rascal bit comes thanks to more handling enhancements than we have time to list. They include things you’d expect – a new steering column for enhanced feel. And they include things you’ve probably never thought of. A new “N Pedal” system uses regenerative braking to create “an aggressive weight transfer” for sharper cornering.

A drift-optimizer function helps maintain a drift angle and “allows the driver to simulate the clutch kick action of rear-wheel-driven ICE vehicles.”

It even shifts. Sort of. Electric cars don’t have traditional transmissions, but the Ioniq 5 N simulates shifting through an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Hyundai says it “simulates a gearshift by controlling motor torque output and simulates the jolt feeling between shifts.”

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Lower Stance, Aggressive Body Kit

Hyundai calls the Ioniq 5 an SUV. We’ve always thought their tongues were in their cheeks when they said that. It’s big enough to qualify, but the body says hatchback at least as much as it says sport utility.

The Ioniq 5 puts an end to the act. It’s lower and wider than the standard Ioniq 5. No one would call it anything but a hot hatch.

Increasingly, red lower-body aero elements are becoming the visual signature of an N car. We should note that Hyundai insists the color is “Luminous Orange.”

The Ioniq 5 N includes a luminous red front lip spoiler, side skirts, and a prominent rear diffuser. A wing-type rear spoiler shows up, too. Twenty-one-inch wheels come wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero tires – a set of shoes we’re used to seeing only on dedicated sports cars.

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Inside: N Logos, Checkered Flag Theme

Inside, you get front bucket seats with enhanced bolstering wrapped in “eco-processed leather” and a new steering wheel with the N logo. A checkered flag theme appears on the door panels and pedals. Those pedals, Hyundai says, are designed to reduce “the risk of foot slippage in two-foot driving.”

Oh, and the sliding center console no longer slides. Engineers thought it best to fix it in position and add padding so you could brace your leg against it. But they designed a sliding top, so you can still position the armrest where you want it.

2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N: Hyundai’s Quickest Car Ever - Kelley Blue Book (2024)


What is the fastest Hyundai Ioniq 5? ›

The 2025 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is the quickest Korean car we've ever tested, hitting 60 mph in 3.0 seconds flat. That time makes Hyundai's 641-hp AWD EV a tenth of a second quicker than the Kia EV6 GT, and the N is 1.5 seconds quicker than the regular 320-hp dual-motor Ioniq 5.

What is the range of the 2024 Ioniq 5? ›

EPA-estimated 303 mile driving range for 2024 IONIQ 5 SE/SEL/Limited RWD; 260 mile driving range for IONIQ 5 SE/SEL/Limited AWD; and 220 mile driving range for IONIQ 5 SE RWD (Standard Range). All figures are EPA estimates and based on a fully charged battery.

What is the top speed of Ioniq 5 N? ›

The IONIQ 5 N's electric motors spin up to 21,000 RPM, providing up to 609 PS in normal conditions, or 650 PS when the car's N Grin Boost (NGB) feature is engaged, maximising acceleration for up to 10 seconds. 0-62mph is achievable in 3.4 seconds, while a top speed of 161mph is attainable on tracks.

How long is waitlist for Hyundai Ioniq 5? ›

Interested in getting on the waitlist for a new 2024 Hyundai IONIQ 5? Estimated arrival times for the 2024 IONIQ 5 is between 16-20 months.

Which Hyundai N-line is the fastest? ›

It boasts 640 horsepower and gets from zero to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds.

What is the fastest EV in 2024? ›

The 2024 Lucid Air Sapphire is the quickest electric vehicle we've ever tested, beating out the Tesla Model S Plaid that last held the title. The Sapphire's 2.1-second sprint to 60 mph tied the Plaid's time, but the Lucid was a tenth quicker to 100 mph and through the quarter-mile.

Why is Hyundai discontinuing the IONIQ? ›

Is the IONIQ still being built? No, in July 2022, production of the original Hyundai IONIQ ended at the Ulsan plant in South Korea. Why was the original IONIQ discontinued? The worldwide discontinuation of IONIQ represents a long-planned decision by Hyundai to meet changing consumer demands in the automotive sector.

What is the price of IONIQ 5 facelift in 2024? ›

Expected India Launch & Price

Though Hyundai has yet not confirmed the launch timelines for the Hyundai Ioniq 5 facelift in India, we expect it to be launched by late 2024, starting from Rs 50 lakh (ex-showroom). Currently, the India-spec Hyundai Ioniq 5 is priced at Rs 45.95 lakh (ex-showroom pan India).

Can IONIQ 5 use a Tesla supercharger? ›

As of now, Hyundai IONIQ 5 cannot use the Tesla Supercharger network in the United States. The IONIQ 5 uses a CCS port for charging, while Tesla chargers use a different connector.

Will there be an Ioniq 6 N? ›

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 N is in the early stages of development at the moment, so you'll be waiting until at least early 2025 to see this car revealed in full.

What does n mean for Hyundai? ›

The letter N stands for Namyang, which is a district in South Korea. It's the birthplace of the N brand and where you'll find Hyundai's Global R&D Center. It also stands for the infamous Nürburgring racetrack in Germany.

What is the waiting period for Ioniq 5? ›

Hyundai Ioniq 5 waiting period in India is 0-13 weeks. Select city to check Ioniq 5 waiting period in your area.

Which new cars have the shortest wait times? ›

Estimated waiting times for popular new electric cars
  • Hyundai Ioniq - 13 weeks.
  • Tesla Model 3 - 14 weeks.
  • =3. Renault Zoe - 22 weeks.
  • =3. Peugeot e-2008 - 22 weeks.
  • Hyundai Kona - 23 weeks.
  • =6. Jaguar I-Pace - 26 weeks.
  • =6. MG ZS - 26 weeks.
  • Mini Electric - 28 weeks.
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How long is the wait for a new Hyundai Ioniq 5? ›

Hyundai wait times for 2024
ModelWait time for new orderOffer
IONIQ 55 MonthsPre-order offer
IONIQ 64 MonthsPre-order offer
KONA Electric4 MonthsPre-order offer
TUCSON Plug-in Hybrid5 MonthsPre-order offer
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Which IONIQ 5 has 320 horsepower? ›

2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Engine & Specs
2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5 SE RWD2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5 SE AWD
Torque258 lb-ft446 lb-ft
EPA-Estimated Range303 Miles1266 Miles1
Charge Time (10% to 80% - 800V DC Charger)18 Minutes218 Minutes2
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What is the highest spec Hyundai Ioniq 5? ›

For this top-spec edition of the Ioniq 5, you'll get cameras in place of traditional door mirrors, along with flush door handles and 20-inch wheels. The cabin has electrical front and rear seat adjustment, a sliding centre console, two 12-inch displays, a head-up display and a sunroof, as well as a Bose sound system.

What is the fastest 0 60 for IONIQ 5? ›

**** 2025 IONIQ 5 N can accelerate from 0-60 mph in approximately 3.25 seconds when N Launch Control and N Grin Boost are engaged. Actual results may vary depending on options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition.

How fast is the IONIQ 5 supercharger? ›

IONIQ 5 charging time approximately 18 minutes on a 350-kW, 800V DC EV Ultra-Fast Charger.


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