Gallery: Sexy Hyundai i-oniq Hybrid Concept to Debut at the Geneva Moto...

 

Hyundai just gave us a sneak peek of its latest eco concept car, which will be debuting next week at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The Hyundai i-oniq concept is a new hybrid coupe that is propelled by a “green” powertrain and has sexy styling that points to the evolution of Hyundai’s design language.

The i-oniq concept was designed at Hyundai’s R&D center in Rüsselsheim, Germany. According to Hyundai, the exterior, with its “strong arched curves,” is a preview of the evolution of the automaker’s “fluidic sculpture” design language that is currently used on models like the Hyundai Sonata and Elantra.

The four-passenger concept is powered by a 107 horsepower electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. A 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine extends the concept’s driving range, just like the four-cylinder engine in the Chevy Volt. According to Hyundai, the i-oniq concept has an electric-only driving range of 75 miles, but thanks to the gas engine, the concept has a total driving range of 435 miles.

Allan Rushforth, the senior vice president of Hyundai’s European operations stated,“The i-oniq concept has been created to reflect the new thinking that runs through the Hyundai brand. It has a bold design, inside and out, that provokes contemplation on the future of automotive possibilities, and a powertrain that highlights one of the ways in which we could power future products.”

+ Hyundai

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  1. sevillanc September 10, 2012 at 12:23 am

    Make it 5 passenger & bring it. Show GM what the VOLT should of been. All this token 11-35 mile plug in non-sense is a waste. I know what they say about average commute & battery size- but let’s face it- not everyone wants to plug in the car daily (nor will).

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