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Hyundai IONIQ 5 N Starts At $66,100 – How Does It Compare To The Rivals?

Hyundai Motor Company announced the prices of its electric hot-hatch/crossover, the IONIQ 5 N, as we compare these with its rivals.

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 N is the performance version of the IONIQ 5. The letter ‘N’ in the Korean carmaker’s nomenclature depicts the performance division. It represents three things – Namyang, Nürburgring and Chicane or tight serpentine turn in the road.

Namyang is a district in South Korea where the N brand was incepted. It is the location of Hyundai’s Global R&D Center. Nürburgring is the world-famous racetrack in Germany where most supercars test their performance and post lap times. The N brand was born relatively recently in 2012. And rest, as they say, is history. Fast forward to today, Hyundai offers an N model even in its electric portfolio.

Hyundai IONIQ 5 N Front Three Quarters
Hyundai IONIQ 5 N Front Three Quarters

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Hyundai IONIQ 5 N Price Compared To Its Rivals

The fully-equipped top-of-the-line IONIQ 5 N has a retail sticker of $66,100. With the $1,375 destination fee included, the final number comes out to be $67,475. Now, we wish to see how this number stacks up against some other similar products in this niche segment.

Hyundai IONIQ 5 N$67,475
Kia EV6 GT$62,975
Genesis GV60 Performance$70,900
Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance$61,885
Tesla Model Y Performance$54,130
Price Comparison

It is clear from the table that Hyundai has positioned the IONIQ 5 N rather competitively considering that it is more powerful than the lot. It has a distinct advantage over the luxury sub-brand of Hyundai, Genesis. Mustang and Kia are marginally better priced but the IONIQ 5 N is more promising among the three.

It is only the Tesla which will give the IONIQ 5 N a run for its money. But then again, Model Y is the highest-selling EV in the world. It aims to offer performance, practicality and tech-savvy features to its owners. On the other hand, the IONIQ 5 N is truly capable of being called a track monster.

Hyundai IONIQ 5 N Rear Profile
Hyundai IONIQ 5 N Rear Profile

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Hyundai IONIQ 5 N – Specs

Since we are calling it a track monster, let us quickly glance at the kind of specifications it boasts. It is available with a large 84 kWh battery pack which powers two electric motors for an All-Wheel-Drive configuration. In its ‘N Grin Boost’ mode, the total power output stands at a ginormous 641 hp (478 kW) for 10 seconds. This propels the electric hot-hatch/crossover from a standstill to 60 mph (97 km/h) in just 3.25 seconds with Launch Control. In regular mode, the maximum power is still an impressive 601 hp (448 kW).

The top speed is electronically limited to 162 mph (261 km/h). These are some supercar territory numbers. In terms of charging, the IONIQ 5 N supports a 350 kW DC charger which can juice up the battery from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes. It sports 21-inch Pirelli P Zero tires with 275/35 profile. The braking duties are taken care of by a 4-piston front and 1-piston rear disc.

SpecsHyundai IONIQ 5 N
Battery84 kWh
Electric Motors2 (AWD)
Max Power (w/ N Grin Boost for 10 seconds)641 hp (478 kW)
Max Power (in normal settings)601 hp (448 kW)
Acc. (0-60 mph / 97 km/h)3.25 seconds
Top Speed162 mph (261 km/h)
350 kW DC Fast Charging10% to 80% in 18 minutes
Hyundai IONIQ 5 N Interior Layout
Hyundai IONIQ 5 N Interior Layout

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Hyundai IONIQ 5 N is a crossover hatchback/SUV and its dimensions represent that.

DimensionsHyundai IONIQ 5 N
Length185.6 in. (4,714 mm)
Width76.4 in. (1,940 mm)
Height62.4 in. (1,585 mm)
Wheelbase118.1 in. (3,000 mm)

Learn Electric Cars Says

We have come so far in the electrification revolution, that carmakers are beginning to launch their traditional performance vehicles with electric powertrains. Sure, the inherent instant torque delivery associated with EVs naturally makes them great-accelerating cars. Still, to think of performance cars with electric hearts is a testament to the progress EVs have made. Now, it remains to be seen how well the customers embrace this legendary nameplate in a futuristic avatar.

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