This Is When And Where The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Will Debut

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Hyundai chose the famous event to showcase its first electric performance car.

The highly-anticipated Hyundai Ioniq 5 N will make its dynamic debut at the 75th Goodwood Festival of Speed in July, and we can't think of a better way to introduce an all-electric hyper hatch.

Hyundai UK's managing director, Ashley Andrew, spoke to Autocar, revealing that the debut will take place at this historic event because of the potential for sales of this new high-performance car. Overall, the UK audience has been more accepting of electric vehicles than the USA. Electric vehicles make up 16.6% of all new cars sold in 2022, compared to just 5.6% in the USA.

Andrew also revealed why Hyundai is sticking with the N brand, even though it's on the verge of going electric.


"Having N cars is a key point of difference for Hyundai - they hammer home the point that we are a car company, not just a company that makes cars," said Andrew. "We have so much talent around the globe, and these are the cars where it all coalesces."

Andrew does have a point because we've yet to come across an N model we didn't like. The Kona N is practical and fun, while the Elantra N is the perfect car for a family man who wants to drive around making rally-like noises that upset the police.

Hyundai intends to carry this fun over to its electric performance cars and has spent a lot of time and money ensuring they live up to the hype.


"The essence of successful car manufacturing is when all the talented people come together to have fun, and what I love about Ioniq 5 N is that they are using all that know-how and all that technology to create a car with the sort of character that we will all recognize from great performance cars of the past," said Andrew.

Hyundai has yet to expose the Ioniq 5 N fully, but we have various spy shots showing a more aggressive front end, angrier alloy wheels, and larger air intakes. As for power, it will have a lot in common with its Kia EV6 GT corporate cousin, which uses a dual-motor setup to produce 576 horsepower and has a drift mode. Hyundai will hopefully include additional features like Virtual Grin Shift, which mimics running through the gears of the dual-clutch transmission used in gas-powered N cars.

Exciting EVs are making Goodwood their home. Last year, the McMurtry Speirling became the second-only car to dip below the 40-second barrier. The Ioniq 5 N won't get close, but it should be just as fun.


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