2012 Hyundai i-oniq Concept

The 2012 Geneva Motor Show is still about one week away, but most of the auto makers have decided to offer the first details on their line-up ahead of time. Hyundai is taking its turn with the unveiling of the first image and details on the i-oniq Concept - an electric sports hatchback with a range-extending petrol engine. Hyundai said that this concept is showcases "new technology and design which present an impression of the company’s future thinking."

The i-oniq Concept is about 4.4 meters long and offers interior space for four occupants. On the exterior, the concept is defined by gentle feature lines and a muscular surface treatment, as well as a "penthouse roof" and LED headlights.

Under the hood, Hyundai has placed a 1.0 liter 3-cylinder petrol engine that is combined to a lithium ion electric motor which produces 109 HP. In electric-only mode, the i-oniq has a range of 75 miles. With assistance from the petrol engine, it can travel up to 434 miles producing just 45 g/km of CO2 in the process.


This concept is remarkable and deserves a recognition.

I’ve always liked cars with that kind of a roof; seeing it on my ideal concept is definitely an approval.

Why, this concept is seeming greatly fierce; the chromed metallic finish and the headlamps are particularly what makes this appealing.

This nulls the difference between the performance of fuel-powered and electric-powered cars. Concepts like this deserves recognition.

Wow, it has a penthouse roof! I’ve always seen electric cars as cute and all, perhaps because most I’ve looked at are mini cars, but now I’ve known that electric cars can look as classy as fuel-powered cars.

To me, it’s sort of disproportional. I mean the hood is too long and bulky for it to have an almost flat top. It doesn’t help that the front grille is also too vast.

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