- Hyundai’s much-anticipated high-performance electric Ioniq 5 N is set to debut in July 2023 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK.
- The Ioniq 5 N is expected to come with a “drift mode” similar to the 585hp Kia EV6 GT and the Genesis GV60, and will be a significant addition to Hyundai’s N Line of vehicles.
The high-performance electric Hyundai Ioniq 5 N will make its debut in July 2023 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom. The much-anticipated sports EV from the makers of class-leading hot hatchbacks like the Hyundai i20N and Hyundai i30N has previously been spotted testing on public roads near the Nurburgring, where the N division’s European arm is situated.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 N EV Hot Hatch
Although disguised, the Ioniq 5 N is seen in spy photos with a more muscular front end with a redesigned lower grille opening flanked by two air dams. Wider wheel arches house new five-spoke alloys and bigger brakes. A new rear spoiler with a dual-segment shape that dips in the centre is present.
The Ioniq 5 N is expected to have a ‘drift mode’ similar to that seen on the 585hp Kia EV6 GT, with which the Ioniq 5 shares its base, and the Genesis GV60.
Hyundai UK managing director Ashley Andrew emphasised the importance of the Ioniq 5 N to the brand’s credibility. “Having N cars is a key point of difference for Hyundai – they hammer home the point that we are a car company, not just a company that makes cars,” he explained. “The essence of successful car manufacturing is when all of the talented people come together to have fun, and what I love about Ioniq 5 N is that they are using all of that know-how and all of that technology to create a car with the kind of character that we will all recognise from great performance cars of the past.”
In India, Hyundai now sells the Ioniq 5 EV for Rs 44.95 lakh (ex-showroom). N Line variants of the i20 and Venue are also available, with increased power over ordinary models.
About Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is an annual hill climb event conducted in West Sussex, England, that honours the history and progress of vehicles and other modes of transportation. Every year, hundreds of vehicle fans and spectators flock to see a variety of vintage, classic, and modern cars and motorcycles, including Formula One racing cars, supercars, and even concept cars. Other events at the event include static displays, live music, air displays, and driver and rider interviews, in addition to the hill climb. The festival is particularly well-known for its celebrity attendance, who include race drivers, automobile designers, and other famous individuals in the automotive industry.