Hyundai i-oniq Concept Unveiled Ahead of Geneva Show
The first image of Hyundai’s new i-oniq concept car has been released ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week. The Hyundai i-oniq is an electric sports hatchback with a range-extending petrol engine. It is intended to showcase the latest thinking from Hyundai’s designers and engineers. The i-oniq evolves Hyundai’s latest sculpture form language and showcases new powertrain technology. With the advancement in technology and design, the i-oniq will present an impression of the company’s future thinking.
Hyundai stylists chose dynamic proportions to crate i-oniq’s aesthetic and functional body shape. The design elements which emphasize the efficiency and advanced technology encased within the Hyundai i-oniq concept are the ‘penthouse roof’ and the LED headlights. At 4.4 meters long, the new concept has space for four occupants in its driver-oriented cabin with high-tech interface and controls. Passengers benefit from a lounge-style space designed to optimize comfort that features sculpted surfaces inspired by musical instruments. It has an innovative powertrain that reveals Hyundai’s commitment to clean technology. The i-ioniq has a 1.0-L, 3-cylinder petrol engine mated via a generator to a lithium ion electric motor which produces 108 bhp. In electric-only mode it has a range of 120 km while with the help of a petrol engine it can travel up to 700 km. The emission from i-ioniq are claimed to be 45 g/km.
Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, Allan Rushforth, commented, “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 – wrapped in a package that exudes premium qualities“. The i-oniq concept was designed and developed at Hyundai’s European R&D centre inRusselsheim,Germany.
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