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Sexy Hyundai i-oniq Hybrid Concept to Debut at the Geneva Motor Show

Posted By Marc Carter On March 1, 2012 @ 11:13 am In automotive,Electric Cars,Green Transportation,News | 1 Comment

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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 [1]. The Hyundai i-oniq concept is a new hybrid [2] coupe that is propelled by a “green” powertrain and has sexy styling that points to the evolution of Hyundai’s design language.

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The i-oniq concept was designed at Hyundai’s R&D center in Rüsselsheim, Germany. According to Hyundai [4], 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 [5].

The four-passenger concept is powered by a 107 horsepower electric motor and a lithium-ion battery [6]. A 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine extends the concept’s driving range, just like the four-cylinder engine in the Chevy Volt [7]. 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 [4] brand. It has a bold design, inside and out, that provokes contemplation on the future of automotive [8] possibilities, and a powertrain that highlights one of the ways in which we could power future products.”

+ Hyundai [9]


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[1] 2012 Geneva Motor Show: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=2012+geneva+motor+show

[2] hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/7-sexy-sporty-hybrid-cars-hitting-the-streets-soon/

[3] Image: http://inhabitat.com/sexy-hyundai-i-oniq-hybrid-concept-to-debut-at-the-geneva-motor-show/hyundai-i-oniq-concept-preview/

[4] Hyundai: http://inhabitat.com/hyundai-announces-it-will-offer-plug-in-hybrid-in-2013/

[5] Elantra: http://inhabitat.com/test-drive-we-get-40-mpg-from-a-non-hybrid-hyundai-elantra/

[6] lithium-ion battery: http://inhabitat.com/top-6-new-electric-vehicles-and-hybrid-cars-hitting-the-streets-in-2012/

[7] Chevy Volt: http://inhabitat.com/chevy-volt-named-north-american-car-of-the-year/

[8] automotive: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=automotive

[9] + Hyundai: http://www.hyundaiusa.com

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