Hyundai IONIQ 5 N Triumphs as the World's Best Electric Performance Car, According to CAR Magazine

Hyundai's IONIQ 5 N has once again demonstrated its dominance in the realm of electric vehicles (EVs) by securing the title of the world's best electric performance car in CAR Magazine's comprehensive review. This accolade was awarded following a rigorous evaluation at Germany's legendary Nürburgring circuit, part of CAR Magazine's first detailed assessment of high-performance EVs since 2022.

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 N outshone its competitors in a seven-car lineup that included some of the most sophisticated and high-priced electric vehicles on the market, including an exclusive hypercar valued at over £2 million. Despite the fierce competition, the IONIQ 5 N stood out for its exceptional driving experience, affordability, and innovative technology, setting a new standard for what consumers can expect from an electric hot hatch.

Performance Meets Innovation

Crafted on Hyundai’s Electrified Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), the same base that underpinned the 2022 World Car of the Year, the IONIQ 5 N incorporates advanced technologies and insights from Hyundai's N division, known for its focus on high-performance cars. The vehicle boasts an impressive powertrain capable of delivering up to 650 PS with its N Grin Boost feature activated, allowing it to accelerate from 0-62 mph in just 3.4 seconds, with a top speed of 161 mph on tracks.

Ben Miller, Editor at CAR Magazine, praised the vehicle, stating, "The Hyundai IONIQ 5 N drives like a love letter to the iconic four-wheel-drive hot hatches of both past and present. It’s a thrilling experience that blends advanced electric mobility with raw emotional appeal."

Tech-Advanced Features and Emotional Engagement

The IONIQ 5 N not only impresses with raw power but also excels in technological advancements and driver engagement. Key features include an enhanced Electronic Controlled Suspension, N Pedal for sharper turn-in capabilities, and fully variable front and rear N Torque Distribution. The model also introduces an emotional component with its N e-shift system, which simulates the feel of an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission from traditional internal combustion engine vehicles.

Adding to its charm is the N Active Sound+ technology, which provides a sonorous backdrop that mimics high-performance petrol engines, further enhancing the driving experience as noted during CAR’s evaluation.

Setting a High Benchmark

Ashley Andrew, President of Hyundai & Genesis UK, expressed pride in the IONIQ 5 N's performance, emphasizing its role in setting a high benchmark for future electrified performance vehicles. "This latest recognition from CAR Magazine underscores the IONIQ 5 N’s exceptional engineering and its capability to compete against and outperform much pricier rivals," Andrew remarked.

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 N is now available for order starting at £65,000. Its combination of accessible price point, cutting-edge technology, and exhilarating performance continues to earn it accolades, including the recent titles of World Performance Car in the World Car Awards and Best EV Hot Hatch at the Electric Awards.

For automotive enthusiasts and potential buyers looking to experience the pinnacle of electric performance, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 N represents a compelling choice. Further details can be explored at [Hyundai’s official website](