IONIQ 5 N Crowned Best Electric Performance Car

Hyundai IONIQ 5 N Crowned Best Electric Performance Car by CAR Magazine

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 N continues its winning streak, securing the title of the best electric performance car in the world by CAR Magazine. In a rigorous test conducted at Germany’s renowned Nürburgring circuit and its surrounding roads, CAR’s expert team evaluated seven contenders, ranging from established premium brands to prominent EV-only manufacturers.

Despite facing fierce competition, including a hypercar with a staggering price tag exceeding £2 million, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 N emerged victorious, earning praise from the test team for its exhilarating performance reminiscent of traditional combustion-engine hot hatchbacks.

Ben Miller, Editor of CAR Magazine, commented, “The Hyundai IONIQ 5 N delivered an exceptional driving experience, showcasing a thrilling blend of power and agility reminiscent of classic four-wheel-drive hot hatches. It’s a car that engages the driver on multiple levels, offering precise handling, sharp turn-in, and a dynamic soundtrack that mirrors the intensity of a high-performance petrol engine.”

Built on the Electrified-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) of the award-winning IONIQ 5, the IONIQ 5 N integrates motorsport-inspired technologies from Hyundai’s N division, elevating driving enjoyment to new heights. Key enhancements include a potent powertrain capable of delivering up to 650 PS with the N Grin Boost (NGB) feature engaged, propelling the car from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.4 seconds.

Furthermore, the IONIQ 5 N boasts advanced features such as Electronic Controlled Suspension, N Pedal for enhanced cornering dynamics, and N e-shift technology, simulating the feel of a traditional dual-clutch transmission. Its innovative N Active Sound+ system adds to the driving experience, providing an immersive soundtrack that enhances the thrill of acceleration.

Ashley Andrew, President of Hyundai & Genesis UK, expressed pride in the IONIQ 5 N’s achievements, stating, “The recognition from CAR Magazine reaffirms the exceptional engineering behind the Hyundai IONIQ 5 N. By outperforming rivals at a fraction of the cost, it sets a new standard for electrified performance vehicles, showcasing Hyundai’s commitment to innovation and driving excellence.”

With a string of prestigious awards under its belt, including World Performance Car and’s Car of the Year, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 N continues to redefine expectations in the realm of electric performance cars, cementing its status as a game-changer in the automotive industry.