Hyundai IONIQ 5 N emerged 2024 World Performance Car

The Motor Company continued its winning streak at the World Car Awards with the purely high performance electric vehicle IONIQ 5 N to emerge World Performance Car for 2024. This is the fourth major win of the Hyundai IONIQ 5 range at the World Car Awards in the last three years. Today’s victory consolidates the position of IONIQ 5 N as a market pioneer, as it continues to surpass its opponents with its excellent high performance technology. “We are very excited and honored to win the famous World Performance Car Award for IONIQ 5 N us,” said Mr. Jaehoon Chang, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor Company. “This recognition is proof of Hyundai’s commitment to transcend the limits of performance of electric vehicles and innovation. It is really pleasant to see our efforts rewarded with a total of seven World Car Awards titles over the last three years. We are proud to continue our winning streak and establish Hyundai’s position as leader in the global electric vehicle industry.” World Car Awards announced the winners of this year’s competition at a ceremony held on 27 March 2024 during the New York International Car Fair 2024 (NYIAS). Hyundai Motor’s many nominations reflect its consolidation on the world stage and rely on its previous success at the World Car Awards. IONIQ 5 and IONIQ 6 won the World Car Awards top titles in 2022 and 2023 in the World Car, World Electric Vehicle and World Car Design categories. “It is very pleasant to receive this recognition from the World Car Awards jury,” said José Muñoz, President and Global COO of Hyundai Motor Company. “We dedicate this amazing prize to our passionate customers who appreciate high-performance vehicles and commit to continuing to provide vehicles that are exciting and inspiring. We are excited to take the lead in this new era of high performance electric vehicles and are committed to constantly exceeding the limits of mechanical capabilities for smart mobility.” Hyundai’s first pure electric vehicle N, the IONIQ 5 N represents a new category of high performance electric vehicles focused on the driver through new technologies and high track capabilities, marking the first step in the N brand’s electromobilization strategy. It combines the standard Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) of IONIQ 5 with Hyundai motor sports technologies N and exploits its know-how from the electric “Rolling Labs” to maximize its high performance capabilities. IONIQ 5 N has been widely praised in the media as “primary”, “game changer” and “reference point” for high performance electric vehicles. IONIQ 5 N also won the Top Gear 2023 Car of the Year title and scored the fastest electric SUV round in Nordschleife Nürburgring according to German “Sport Auto”. “IONIQ 5 N represents a defining moment for Hyundai N and our strategy for electric drive. Combining our E-GMP platform with the know-how of N motor sport, we created a pioneering high performance electric vehicle that has set a new benchmark in the industry,” said Mr. Till Wartenberg, Vice President and Head of N Brand & Motorsport of Hyundai Motor Company. “The distinctions and recognition we received confirm our commitment to provide innovative electric vehicles focused on the driver. With IONIQ 5 N, we do not just redefine what a high performance car is, but shape the future of fun in driving electric vehicles.” World Car Awards is an annual event in which 100 international judges from 29 countries conduct test-drives and vote from a range of selected vehicles the best vehicles per category.