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Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Debuts As New Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Rival

The once non-existent all-electric crossover space has blossomed to include a variety of competitors in recent years, including the Tesla Model Y, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Hyundai Ioniq 5, and Kia EV6, to name just a few. As Ford Authority reported last year, Hyundai-Kia has been benchmarking the Mach-E for some time now, making it seem likely that a high-performance version of the Ioniq 5 was in the works, particularly following the debut of the EV6 GT last August. That particular model churns out 576 horsepower and 546 pound-feet of torque, but the newly revealed 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N takes things a step further.

2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N - Exterior 002 - Side

The 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is not simply some rebodied version of the EV6 GT, but rather, a vehicle that features its own unique suspension calibrations, electronically controlled dampers, an aluminum two-piece lower control arm, enhanced structural rigidity, reinforced motor and battery mounts, and beefier subframes, to boot.

2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N - Interior 001

The big news here, however, is how much power the Ioniq 5 N offers up – 601 horsepower and 545 pound-feet of torque in normal mode, though the former figure increases to 641 raging ponies when the driver selects N Grin Boost mode. With that feature activated, the EV crossover can reportedly do 0-60 in 3.4 seconds, which seems a bit conservative given the fact that the EV6 can do it in 3.1 seconds.

2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N - Exterior 003 - Rear Three Quarters

There is lots of other cool tech present in the Ioniq 5 N, including N e-Shift – which mimics the feel of an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic – as well as user-selectable synthesized soundtracks, which allows users to make their EV sound like anything from a fighter jet to the turbocharged Kona N/Elantra N. The brakes have been beefed up as well, with 15.7-inch rotors with four-piston calipers up front and single-piston 14.2-inch units out back, which are covered by forged 21-inch wheels wrapped with Pirelli P Zero Elect 275/35ZR-21 tires.

Hyundai hasn’t yet released range figures or pricing for the new Ioniq 5 N, but the high-performance EV is expected to debut in early 2024, so that information should be available in the coming months.

We’ll have more on this and all of Ford’s present and future competition soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Mark B

    Mmm, I haven’t read much about the handling of the significantly heavier EV category relative to handling characteristics other than their suspension is clearly beefier, and that their are “special” tires created to handle the extra load, but how do the handle lateral transitions and other maneuvers with this extra load when compared to a similarly categorized ICE vehicle? I would also assume that the lower the center of gravity, the better these overall behaviors will be.


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