/Geneva 2012: Hyundai i-ioniq Concept

Geneva 2012: Hyundai i-ioniq Concept

Hyundai i ioniq Concept 1 at Geneva 2012: Hyundai i ioniq Concept

Hyundai’s latest European concept car showcases the evolution of fluidic sculpture design language.

The Hyundai i-oniq, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, has some unique design features. Some of them can be expected in the upcoming production models, some of them can’t.

The design of the headlights and ‘penthouse roof’ seem pleasant enough to be used in future models. But the butterfly doors just seem a little too excessive. The roof is a unique design solution that ensures great space for rear passengers and contributes to the overall dynamic appearance.

The car’s doors open up to the side: innovative, weight-optimized door and seat kinematics make entering the car’s front and rear seats a simple manoeuvre. The i-oniq has a three-door hatchback body style.

Hyundai i ioniq Concept 2 at Geneva 2012: Hyundai i ioniq Concept

The front of the car, apart form the LED-infused lights, is dominated by a giant polished aluminium grille. That we don’t hope to see in future!

s for the powertrain, the i-oniq features a hybrid system consisting of 1,0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine generating a maximum of 45 kW (61 ps), mated to an 80 kW (109 ps) lithium-ion electric motor which is powered by a 55 kW generator, via a single ratio gearbox.

The car has an excellent electric range of 120 km (74 miles), and up to 700 km (435 miles) when the petrol unit kicks in. CO2 emissions never get higher than 45 g/km.

Hyundai i ioniq Concept 3 at Geneva 2012: Hyundai i ioniq Concept
Hyundai i ioniq Concept 4 at Geneva 2012: Hyundai i ioniq Concept
Hyundai i ioniq Concept 5 at Geneva 2012: Hyundai i ioniq Concept

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