Hyundai Motor Company’s IONIQ 5 N — N brand’s first high-performance, all-electric model — made its world premiere today at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England. IONIQ 5 N represents N brand’s electrification future and a new way for high-performance enthusiasts to electrify their passion for driving on road and track.
The new vehicle represents Hyundai’s long-standing legacy of offering high-quality mobility alongside
driver-focused N models. N brand made a comeback to WRC in 2014 and its subsequent success with multiple world championships infused Hyundai with a winning DNA, reflected in the N high-
performance models. This momentum carries forward with electrification, as the award-winning E-
GMP-based IONIQ 5 provides the perfect foundation to create N’s first high-performance EV.
IONIQ 5 N establishes Hyundai N as the technology powerhouse within Hyundai Motor and
spearheads advanced technologies to be shared with all Hyundai EVs with the strategic goal of
increasing Hyundai’s overall competitiveness. IONIQ 5 N represents the first step to this strategic shift
with additional electric N models to follow.
“Hyundai N spearheads the technological leadership of Hyundai Motor Company,” said Jaehoon
Chang, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor Company. “N brand’s winning combination of
technological know-how and motorsport experience is pushing the limits of vehicle performance, which
has most recently resulted in IONIQ 5 N, a gamechanger for electric high performance. Key
developments around this vehicle will further strengthen the competitiveness of all Hyundai models
going forward. This is why N brand exists.”
IONIQ 5 N combines the standard model’s Electrified-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) with N’s
motorsport-bred technologies and leverages N’s expertise from electrified ‘Rolling Labs’ (e.g., RM20e,
RN22e and N Vision 74) to maximize the EV’s high-performance capabilities and ensure it meets N’s
three performance pillars: ‘Corner Rascal,’ ‘Racetrack Capability’ and ‘Everyday Sportscar’.
“IONIQ 5 N, was developed to take driving fun to a new level by utilizing the latest technologies
available. Starting with IONIQ 5 N, N brand aims to deliver N’s signature fun driving experience
regardless of petrol, electric or hydrogen,” said Till Wartenberg, Vice President and Head of N Brand
and Motorsport at Hyundai Motor Company. “To accomplish this, we’ve closely monitored the voices
of our N fans in order to fine-tune our first all-electric N with the goal of electrifying the driving passion
of our most demanding N-thusiasts.”