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Hyundai debuts U.S.-spec Ioniq 5 N

2023 AutoMobility LA / LA Auto Show
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While we’ve already seen quite a few details about the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 5 N, there are some things that are now finalized before it goes on sale to U.S. customers. At an event surrounding the LA Auto Show, Hyundai debuted the high-performance Ioniq 5 N.

U.S.-spec horsepower is 641 with the N Grin Boost system enabled. Combined with launch control, the Ioniq 5 N should be able to accelerate to 60 mph in 3.25 seconds and on to a top speed of 162 mph. Pirelli P-Zero tires in 275/35R21 keep the car gripped to the track, and 4-piston N performance brakes bring it all to a halt.

It has the Ioniq 5’s 800-volt charging system, and Hyundai claims the car can charge from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes. Hyundai hasn’t, unfortunately, made any claims about driving range.

Everything else is basically the same from what we’ve already reported on the global car, including the simulated gear changes from N e-Shift and updated thermal management settings for track use.

We’re still as excited as ever to drive it, and if you are it’ll be in dealerships in March of 2024. In addition to not knowing range, we also don’t know how much it’ll cost, but we’d expect it to be similar to the similar GT EV6 offering from Kia.

Written by Chad Kirchner
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