Biermann Confess Hyundai N Priority is an Affordable EV

by Mar 1, 2024All News, Electric Vehicle, Hyundai, N-Performance, Slider0 comments

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Hyundai N Performance recently confirmed the discontinuation of the i20 N and i30 N ICE hot hatches. This movement was felt as an earthquake for the European fan base but during the Australian launch of the IONIQ 5 N, Hyundai N’s executive technical advisor, Albert Biermann, talked with our folks at Carscoops and said his number 1 priority is to launch an affordable Hyundai N EV.

The End of an Era: i30 and i20 N Models

Hyundai’s i30 and i20 N models have been the pinnacle of performance and engineering prowess. The i30 N, launched in 2017, marked Hyundai’s foray into the competitive hot hatch market, setting new benchmarks with its turbocharged engine and expertly balanced chassis. Similarly, the i20 N, introduced in 2021, became a formidable contender in the supermini segment, praised for its dynamic abilities and punchy performance.

Prioritizing an Affordable N Car

Biermann emphasized the importance of introducing a smaller, more budget-friendly N car, declaring it his top priority. This ambition to balance affordability with the thrilling driving experience synonymous with N models highlights the brand’s commitment to innovation and accessibility.

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The Ioniq 5 N: Paving the Way for Future Performance EVs

Built on the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), the IONIQ 5 N serves as a testament to Hyundai N’s capabilities in producing high-performance EVs. The vehicle utilizes motors that are nearly identical to those found in less sporty variants, demonstrating the potential for performance and efficiency within the same platform.


Hyundai N exploration into more accessible performance EVs reflects a wider industry trend towards making electric mobility exhilarating and available to more consumers. Despite the challenges ahead, Hyundai N’s dedication to this vision suggests an exciting future for enthusiasts looking for an affordable yet thrilling electric driving experience, so what are your thoughts about an affordable high performance electric vehicle?

Written by Jose Antonio Lopez

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

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