2012 Hyundai i-oniq Concept Debuts in Geneva [Photo Gallery]
The car was developed and built at the European R&D centre in Germany, and it measures 4.4 meters in length. The hybrid drivetrain uses a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder engine with 61 PS that has been linked to an electric motor with 109 PS.
In electric mode the i-oniq can travel 120 Km (74 miles) and up to 700 K (435 miles) when the gasoline engine provides more range. But the emissions are what impress: 45 grams per kilometer.
"Two arched curves are the key theme behind i-oniq, creating a strong and playful contrast between sharp character lines andsoft but muscular features. The profile lines of the front fender run from front to back, emphasizing i-oniq's coupe appearance, while offering maximum visibility to occupants,” says Thomas Burkle, Chief Designer at the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center.
Overall the coolest thing about this car is that styling looks underdone but it’s still strong and masculine. It’s also got butterfly doors deserving of a supercar body.
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