This is the face of Hyundai’s new concept car for 2010 Geneva Motor Show called the i-Flow (HED 7) and our first impression is WOW, big WOW! Unlike other giant manufacturers who make a stunning concept, put it on show once or twice and then put it in the museum, Hyundai tends to put its concepts into production with almost exactly the same shape. So this very well might be the looks of their next mid-size sedan.
Apart form its amazing design, the i-flow is also engineered to be very very green. It is very aerodynamic efficiency with a drag coefficient of 0.25Cd which in combination to its diesel-electric hybrid powertrain, which is a first from the Korean firm, helps the car achieve a very low average fuel consumption at 3 liters per 100 Km.
The i-flow’s hybrid system consists of Hyundai’s new U2 1.7 liter diesel engine which has two-stage turbocharging and an electric motor powered by Hyundai’s Lithium Ion-Polymer battery. The power is delivered to the ground through a six-speed, dual-clutch transmission. Hyundai has not announced any details on the number of horsepower this system generates, but since the whole point of it is being economical, they proudly say that it emits just 85 grams of Co2 per every Kilometer.
At the Show Hyundai will also reveal the latest additions to its growing collection of eco-focused Blue DriveTM innovations. Five new production vehicles have resulted from the company’s leading-edge program: the i10 blue, i20 blue, i30 blue, i30cw blue, and ix35 blue. The new arrivals will drive the company towards its goal of global leadership in environmentally-sensitive automotive technologies. The facelifted i30 now called the i30U will also be revealed during the event.