Hyundai Announces that the IONIQ 5 N will start at $66,100, Surpassing the Performance of the Tesla Model Y

Priced $66,100 (excluding destination), the first high-performance EV under the Hyundai N brand will be available. The 641 horsepower IONIQ 5 N, according to Hyundai, establishes a “new benchmark for engaging, all-electric high performance.” However, how does it compare to the performance of the Tesla Model Y?

The US receives Hyundai’s first performance EV under the N brand.

At Automobility LA in November, Hyundai unveiled the IONIQ 5 N, the company’s first N-brand electric performance EV. Dealers in the US will get it this month.

Jose Munoz, CEO of Hyundai North America, stated, “Our fully equipped IONIQ 5 N delivers a new level of driver engagement in the world of all-electric high performance,” 

With new technologies to maximise the three “N pillars” of Corner Rascal, Racetrack Capability, and Everyday Sportscar, the IONIQ 5 N was “developed to take driving fun to a new level” 

With its dual-motor drivetrain and Hyundai’s E-GMP platform, the IONIQ 5 N can produce up to 641 horsepower (478 kW). Hyundai claims that the additional power is a result of a two-stage inverter that increases the vehicle’s new 84 kWh battery’s output.

The EV’s motors can spin at up to 21,000 rpm when N Grin Boost is activated, producing up to 641 horsepower for 10 seconds.

The N Pedal, N Drift Optimizer, and N Torque Distribution are further features that enhance the EV’s handling and cornering performance.

Prices for the Hyundai IONIQ 5 N begin at $66,100.

To allow for the fastest laps overall, the N Race feature is tuned for endurance on the track. Hyundai’s most potent braking system to date, the N-tuned brakes use novel materials to enhance cooling and airflow.

Hyundai added N e-shift and N Active Sound to imitate the noises and shifting sensations of an ICE sports car.

Aerodynamics are improved while a sporty look is added with the addition of exterior design elements including a black wing and wing-style spoiler. The performance EV is 2.0′′ wider and 0.79′′ lower than the IONIQ 5 N norm.

The metal panels, door scuff plates, and steering wheel seats are just a few of the many N-branded components found within.

Hyundai said that the starting price of the new IONIQ 5 N is $66,100 (without destination). The 2025 Hyundai IONIQ 5 N will cost $67,475 plus a $1,375 destination fee.

That surpasses the performance of the Tesla Model Y. With a starting price of $52,590, Tesla’s Model Y Performance can reach 455 horsepower and reach 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.

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