Powerful braking backed by industry-leading regenerative braking
Regenerative braking from the motors provide primary braking force with hydraulic brakes providing additional braking force if necessary. Hyundai N engineers designed this unique regenerative braking system especially for IONIQ 5 N, offering up to a maximum of 0.6 G decelerative force - an industry leading figure - through regenerative braking alone. Regenerative braking remains engaged even under ABS activation with a maximum of 0.2 G decelerative force.
IONIQ 5 N’s hydraulic brakes are enhanced with larger 400-mm diameter discs, featuring new lightweight material and optimised airflow for cooling. They reduced dependency on disc brakes increases the longevity compared to ICE vehicles. The seamless blending between the regenerative and hydraulic brakes creates an imperceptible transition to the driver.
Redefining sound and gearshift as precision driving tools
Many performance enthusiasts have been outspoken about their dissatisfaction with the lack of driver feedback behind the wheel of many EVs. That’s why N engineers developed N Active Sound + and N e-Shift in order to deliver greater driver feedback and therefore more precise driver control of the vehicle’s dynamic handling. N brand’s unique emphasis on precise driver feedback differentiates from past iterations of EV sound.
N Active Sound + consists of a 10-speaker system (eight internal, two external) that provides three different sound themes available for drivers: Ignition, Evolution and Supersonic. Ignition simulates the 2.0 turbo engine of ICE N cars complete with pop and bang sound effects while Evolution is a N signature electronic sound inspired by the N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo Concept and RN22e. Supersonic simulates a fighter jet to give the drivers the sensation of a fighter pilot. All sound options are customisable for drivers to uniquely tailor to their preference.
N e-Shift works closely with N Active Sound + to simulate the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) of ICE N cars. N e-Shift simulates a gearshift by controlling motor torque output and simulates the jolt feeling between shifts. The goal is to allow drivers to seamlessly utilise driving techniques honed with ICE cars for a more immersive driving experience that feels closer to ICEs than EVs.
In conjunction with the Nürburgring test, N brand released IONIQ 5 N Teaser - Episode 3, highlighting IONIQ 5 N’s Racetrack Capability. The film depicts IONIQ 5 N undergoing intense endurance testing at the iconic Nürburgring Nordschleife, reaching its 10,000km testing milestone. IONIQ 5 N is scheduled to complete an additional 10,000km durability test before production in order to confirm the vehicle’s enhanced mechanical endurance as well as the seamless functionality of its intelligent software.
Reaching into the heart of car culture at Goodwood Festival of Speed
IONIQ 5 N will debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, marking Hyundai N’s first participation at this iconic event. A dedicated Hyundai N stand will host IONIQ 5 N’s world premiere announcement on July 13 as well as other activities designed to engage the public. In addition, multiple N vehicles, including the hydrogen-powered N Vision 74 will participate on the iconic hill climb.
Additional information and details will be released building up to IONIQ 5 N’s world premiere.