New 585hp Hyundai Ioniq 5 N: the AMG A45-slaying EV hyper hatch!
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If we were to ask you which country created the best hot hatches, you’d probably say it was Germany, right? After all, class-leaders such as the AMG A45 & Golf R all originated there, so surely it makes sense?

Well, while that may be the case, there may be a new country about to stake its claim as the home of the best hot hatches… South Korea!

Now we know what you're thinking - and no, we haven't lost it! Some of the top hot hatches at the moment are originating in Asia. Take the FWD i20 N, for example. It has performance stats which match up to the likes of the VW Polo & Fiesta ST. But not only does it look great, but it comes with a number of different driving modes, along with a limited slip differential at the front as standard! With that in mind, the i20 N is easily the smart choice if you're in the market for a mini hot hatch.

And that’s not all, there are a number of new cars could be on the horizon which could be set to blow the competition out of the water - including a 585hp Ioniq 5 N! Want to find out more? You'll have to stick with Mat for his latest video!

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  • carwow

    What's your favourite hot hatch of all time?

    • rob allen
      rob allen

      @Immortalmindz You're lucky, getting to drive every hot hatch made since the 70's, what did you think of the lotus sunbeam and vauxhall chevette HS?

    • Immortalmindz

      Renault 5 Gt Turbo, anyone saying anything else obviously never got to drive one.

    • Ian Touzel
      Ian Touzel

      Golf R mk7

    • rob allen
      rob allen

      Chevette hsr

    • manorbleak1

      Golf Rallye

  • Max Geijteman
    Max Geijteman

    Why is this about a potential Ioniq 5 N and not about the actual high performance EV that is already there: the EV6. Seems like Matt really favors the Ioniq 5 for some reason, unlike most. Still a good video though. Would love to hear your thoughts on the EV6 in a in depth review.

  • Alexander the Great
    Alexander the Great

    Ioniq 5 N sounds great! Hyundai/KIA are doing everything right it seems.

  • sivoo b
    sivoo b

    All made up, it’s just for views it’s fake

  • Steve Murrell
    Steve Murrell

    I'm sorry Matt, it was not Volkswagen that invented the hot hatch, it was Peugeot......with the 205 GTI. Can't believe you missed that! :)

  • 조운

    Hyndai - samsung Tesla - apple. Korean are only acompetitor to american.

  • Bruno_toxic

    Saw two ioniq 5s recently. Quite the look

  • Sixer

    Click bait! Disappointing from CarWow

  • supocarta74

    You know what you can do with electric cars.....landfill them, well that's where the batteries will end up.

  • M Books
    M Books

    Well done with carwow new car sales service. Great idea!


    It has vw DNA

  • Eric Liu
    Eric Liu

    Samsung and hyundai. All you need. :P

  • luis santana
    luis santana

    Fake ass title unsubscribe

  • Paul Jamieson
    Paul Jamieson

    I just want a new Focus RS ...

  • Ivan Zu
    Ivan Zu

    We like our engines to be powered by exploding fire, not by magnets. No thanks Hyundai.

  • Dan Chatka
    Dan Chatka

    Dear Mr. Car Wow, Please review the Ioniq 5 As Soon As Frickin' Possible.

  • Wonder Reef
    Wonder Reef

    But the Hyundai will be worth nothing 2 years after you buy it.

  • AucklandRanger

    For such a big car, the Ioniq 5 has poor use of space inside and zero storage - it doesn’t make any sense. Shame

  • Ty Ty
    Ty Ty

    Hi un dai

  • Phil McIver
    Phil McIver

    Sporty electric crossover is a terrible idea. Electric cars made to save the planet Too heavy, single gear, no exhaust sound Maybe I'm old but just no heart and soul in these cars.

  • Petar Maksimovic
    Petar Maksimovic

    Hyundai still needs about 100 years to get into people's minds (the ones that see cars as more than means for A to B) as a car maker. They simply weren't there when car history was being made.

  • Kaine Pritchett
    Kaine Pritchett

    This video felt like clickbait

  • Tuxedo Turtle
    Tuxedo Turtle

    Hyundai: Matt: hi on die

  • sm0ki

    Hi-yon-die 😬

  • Magnus Larsson
    Magnus Larsson

    Matt, Please input Hyundai in Google translator and select Korean language and press the speaker icon; there you go, no more butchering of the Hyundai name. You're welcome!

  • Andy House
    Andy House

    So you made up the Ioniq 5N for clicks as no such car exists.

  • Cracking Gate
    Cracking Gate

    Bring it on!!!

  • Ahn James
    Ahn James

    i live in Korea now... man, these Ionic 5's are all over my neighborhood. i'm still enjoying my dino juice burning Mini lol

  • Alain 87
    Alain 87

    i think there is a reason why u don't show hyundai interiors

  • Aiden Hawdon
    Aiden Hawdon

    I have been in love with Hyundai for ages, and their N performance vehicles have made me fall in love even more. They are showing how good they really are and I am so glad. Looking at getting the i20n I think, maybe wait for a review on it first.

  • Joskj j
    Joskj j

    Hyundai, Kia and genesis is what Nissan, Mitsubishi and Infiniti should have been It’s a shame people are stuck in the past and think they are “junk” even though they make better cars than most Japanese automakers besides Toyota and Mazda they are the only good Japanese automakers

  • akw77

    Save yourself 7 minutes you'll never get back, go to 7:03 for the actual point of the video.

  • Sham Zila
    Sham Zila

    All electric cars should go to hell

  • Sampsa lol
    Sampsa lol

    It took you six (6) minutes to get to the point. Holy fucking shit, thank god for the ability to skip the BS.

  • Simo Nzimande
    Simo Nzimande

    It’s a Polo GTI, not Apollo GTI 02:45

  • MrBoombast64

    It´s pronuonced "joundae".

  • François Parent
    François Parent

    Annoys me when Mat confuses AWD for 4WD

  • Sibbster

    Man, that was just a commercial. Should this not be branded as such?

  • Steve Slape
    Steve Slape

    Can't wait for you to do a full review of the i20N!

  • Chas L
    Chas L

    Self driving cars are fine just as long as you can turn it off. I can still drive and very much enjoy doing so.

  • Dave Stephenson
    Dave Stephenson

    As bab

    • Dave Stephenson
      Dave Stephenson

      As baby boomers age out they all want something to slide into rather than step into or drop into. Hence the suv or crossover. I hate all these bricks in the road. Some how it’s enabled every 16 year old or 90 year old to drive like idiots. You really can’t feel the road any longer so speed is no longer paid attention to in town or on the highway.

  • Johny P
    Johny P

    I'm sorry Hyundai and exciting just don't fit well together.

  • MatRdmCooper

    Ioniq 5 N YES YES YES

  • Terry Knowles
    Terry Knowles

    Far too expensive man car makers need to aim at the working people but as usual in this country it’s for the few not the many

  • hgpilot  ☑
    hgpilot ☑

    Hyundai will soon make Ioniq6 which is confirmed to produce the N model.

  • Cley'S Optique
    Cley'S Optique

    @5:25 they literally took the Jeep Grand Cherokee headlights and put it on this lol

  • Aa Bb
    Aa Bb

    Pls review MG EV CARS THANKYOU

  • Gaming Power
    Gaming Power

    ugly car

  • Bryan

    Driving a Kona on a track ???? Come off it Mat !!

  • mirola73

    I have a million HP, fantastic ! (I can still only go 70 MPH)..........................................

  • M Lind
    M Lind

    Drove the i30N when it first came out and I thought it felt really good and the build was quality. And it looks better than a lot of it's competitors. Ioniq 5N would be really cool to see.

  • Govind Pilla
    Govind Pilla

    Vw stop sleeping , wake up, stop this Korans

    • Govind Pilla
      Govind Pilla

      Honda ,if your not dead , get in.

  • TheSilviu

    Hy im dumbay...

  • Alpha_Kralle

    Man, the IONIC 5 has brilliant design! Also very un-asian, which I like. Dang, Hyundai! Keep it up! The others won't be a match!!

  • I'm Not Aving That
    I'm Not Aving That

    Most boring carwow ever

  • rob allen
    rob allen

    So, you have energy saving led bulbs, energy saving household appliances and a smart meter to help you save energy, then you buy a 2 tonne 585bhp car! Lol yeah, that makes perfect sense🙄

  • mendokuse hose
    mendokuse hose

    omg.... i don't like it

  • Ranbir Singh
    Ranbir Singh

    Wow Matt Watson singing the praises of Hyundai? Hell truly has frozen over !!

  • Danny Floyd
    Danny Floyd

    It's a Hyundai 🤣🤣🤣

  • SouthFacedWindows

    Dont care . It is ugly car. Those HP will not gonna hoodwink me to buying one.

  • Mayank Maximum
    Mayank Maximum

    Ev cars are good for India like country mostly people use cars to in city or mostly if going the most km daily in 100km and other for car guys

  • Tony Jedi Of The Forest
    Tony Jedi Of The Forest

    It seems like this is just click bait as it’s just someone’s fantasy.

  • MrRyuken555

    Yuk..... Great Hyundai advertisement though.

  • Brem

    Check the pronunciation of Hyundai

  • Copper Key Racing
    Copper Key Racing

    The Hyundai ionic is just completely the ugliest thing I've ever seen, not to mention it's a terrible name for a car. It's moronic really. As for names, Hyundai says the pronunciation: "It's Hyundai, like Sunday" ... unless you happen to pronounce It "Friday Saturday Sie-unday"

  • Kev C.
    Kev C.

    Korean design has no soul

  • Vladimir Putin
    Vladimir Putin

    G 60

  • pascal_f1

    So 5 seconds of a video justifies the title? That’s called click bait big time

  • Bogdan V.
    Bogdan V.

    Petrol all the way - range, fast refuel..try to drive 500 miles with kids..ev looks good but terrible failure on longer ranges

  • Mitch Bitch
    Mitch Bitch

    Still not in my basket!

  • Mini Me
    Mini Me

    But the question, would u ride a kia if you can buy a jaguar?

    • 아이스

      I'm Korean and I think their price range is different. How much is Jaguar in your country?


    Hat doing his usual best to yet again plug his sponsors VAG.Vw are such boring cars . Cant wait for the new N series more reliable then VW crap.

  • simonhartley2772

    From the side profile and rear profile the Iconiq 5 looks very Lancia Delta Integrale

  • Gromit

    I had a new Golf GTI mk 1 with the 1800cc engine, drove it for 27 yrs. I look back wit mixed feelings. It whas THE GTI to have and it was nice to drive. A faulty injector ruined the engine and the VW workshop couldn’t detect it. So a new engine whas put in but a mechanic made the mistake of forgetting to remove a clamp in the cooling circuit. On a long highway trip, the engine did not get enough cooling and broke down. Bad VW garage. Fortunately, I found a mechanic who drove a GTI himself and he did all the maintenance work after that. I would give the car a 7 out of 10. The hot hatches I liked were always just a bit over my budget: the Renault Clio Williams and the Ford Escort Cosworth. Also, a Subaru Impreza WRX was just a little too expensive for me.

  • Marek Tokarcik
    Marek Tokarcik

    you didn't mention Mégane RS as best frontwheel hothatch I am unsubsribing

  • Dan barb
    Dan barb

    Currently no EV is a real hot hatch since EVs are not made for the track, they reach the peak performace for a short time and then the battery gets to hot etc... etc... Maybe in the futre.

  • e1337prodigy

    I was looking at new cars for a year, fun, fast and economical, unfortunately I had to go for a diesel car to get that. I really enjoyed the ioniq and just wish they had an N version of that. Please please that is all we need. It doesn't even have to use all that electric power unless you push the "n" button, and some active exhausts open up so you can have some fun.

  • Dr Dude
    Dr Dude

    Performance SUV… this world is coming to an end…

  • Harmen

    Fast car for plebs

  • Graham Serle
    Graham Serle

    Not interested in any totally electric performance cars period. If it doesn't make the right noise there's no point.

  • LanEye

    VW Golf R vs. T-Roc R drag race??


    Because of dieselgate, I will never buy VW again. Looks like Mercedes is being added to that list with their alleged shenanigans as recently reported. There are still lots of good, honest car companies to choose from.

  • Ivan Kirov
    Ivan Kirov

    I love the idea! I would immediately buy one, if they launch it!

  • wilo300zx


  • M Miles
    M Miles

    I'm 5 minutes into this video and still nothing about the AMG killer. This is a fucking terrible video, change the title. Clickbait rubbish.

  • Chris Davies
    Chris Davies

    FYI: Hyundai has just two syllables - "hyun" and "day". It's like someone in Korea saying Porsche as "Por-chy"


    Just get the EV6GT

  • Teggsy

    So what about the longer Warranties of Hyundia 5 and Kia's 7 year ones,to me if they still do a 5 and 7 year Warranty and the on track Warranty the I30 N had the German cars can kiss my you know what goodbye thier so called Prestige cars have 3 years at most and my Mini Cooper S F56 has the paint wear and rust stains to bare metal issue caused by bad rough door seals and they will tell you the cause is an external one not thier bad design,i was waiting for an Hyundia i20 N and here it is,had MK 7 Fiesta ST for a year and MCS so glad the likes of HYundia are going all out on Hot Hatches.

    • 아이스

      Sorry, but it's HYUNDAI, not HYUNDIA

  • 4th Dimension
    4th Dimension

    that would be so amasing

  • KP Personal Trainer
    KP Personal Trainer

    Sorry mate. It’s not that impressive when it’s electric. Electrical cars will always accelerate quickly

  • odi kabodi
    odi kabodi

    Yeah thats all we need more powerful cars that mums can afford who drive carelessly when rushing for the s hool run or supermarket carparks! Jhst stupid. Cars have gotten too powerful. Electric mainstream cars should be limited to 120 hp.

  • Isak s
    Isak s

    But it doesn't go vroom, vroom, ptsss, pop pop like my cars do? We'll, only one goes ptsss, but all of them go vroom, pop, pop.

  • Zoltrix77

    Click Bait.


    I used to laugh at Kia , I was a Audi BM , Merc owner . A couple of years ago ordered a new Mercedes sports executive, till I drove a Kia proceed GT , shocked sat there with it rolling round in my head can’t be a Kia. I had a 3 year old Audi that was being replaced had nothing but troubles with that , build quality was no longer there with all the German three. After speaking to friends it is clear that they have just lived on the past reps. The Koreans have gone out into the car world , not to beat the Japanese but everyone.

  • Snoop Dog
    Snoop Dog

    I’m not particular if it runs 0-100 in 3s or 5s. To me the range is priority number 1. I hope to see EVs that can run more then 1000km in winter with everything on before requiring to charge.

  • Loopsrainforest

    I don't want to be part of a future that doesn't have manual transmissions :(

  • Philipp

    The reason for Hyundai Kia’s sportiness are the German engineers and designers poached from German car makers who have been hard at work for the past 5 to 10 years.

  • some guy playing erlc all the time
    some guy playing erlc all the time

    did he just say haiyundai?


    At that size, its not a hatch, but a space wagon

  • whyyoulidl

    er, yeah!