Hyundai i-Flow Diesel-Hybrid Concept at Geneva

Earlier this day, we learned that Hyundai will showcase the i30 facelift at the Geneva Auto Show but overall, the company intends to display no less than 8 vehicles. Among them, the i-Flow concept, a diesel-electric hybrid model that previews a future D-segment contender from Hyundai, as the South Korean company said in a release.

It employs the U2 1.7-liter engine with two-stage turbocharging and Hyundai's li-ion battery. The engine is mated to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Inside, the concept uses materials and technologies developed in collaboration with chemical company BASF for minimal weight and volume. "The cockpit's main interface centers around an expansive, contoured screen, which recognizes not only touch but also gestural inputs along its fascia-wide display," Hyundai explained in a statement even if it hasn't provided pictures with the interior.

"The glossy "Liquid Metal' finish" developed by BASF Coatings adds to the visual impact of i-flow's exterior. Special-effect pigments in this eco-friendly waterborne coating give the surface a polished metal appearance, and highlight the sculptural character of the car," it added.

As we said, the Geneva Motor Show will also be used by Hyundai to introduce new Blue Drive models, as follows: the i10 blue, i20 blue, i30 blue, i30cw blue, and ix35 blue. The first four will make use of several technologies for cutting fuel consumption, including a stop-start system, low-rolling-resistance tires and modified aerodynamics.

autoevolution will be attending the 2010 Geneva Auto Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.
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