Hyundai i-oniq Concept: first image
The first photo and information of the i-oniq Concept, the electric sports hatchback that will be unveiled by Hyundai at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
First previewed by a sketch back i December 2011, the i-oniq Concept is intended to convey the latest thinking from Hyundai’s designers and engineers, evolving the company’s fluidic sculpture form language and presenting new possibilities with its futuristic powertrain.
Below we report the official details on the design, selected from Hyundai’s press release.
From the official Press Release:
Hyundai stylists chose dynamic proportions to create i-oniq’s aesthetic and functional body shape. Its design combines gentle feature lines and muscular surface treatment, conveying both premium and sporty qualities evident in both the exterior and interior of the car.
Further design elements, such as the ‘penthouse roof’ and LED headlights, emphasize the efficiency and advanced technology encased within i-oniq.
At 4.4 meters long, i-oniq has space for four occupants in its driver-oriented cabin.
High-tech equipment in the driver interface and controls reflects contemporary and future premium consumer electronics technology. Passengers benefit from a lounge-style space designed to optimize comfort, featuring sculpted surfaces inspired by musical instruments to create a positive contrast with the sports-focused driver area.
The i-oniq concept has an innovative powertrain that demonstrates Hyundai’s commitment to clean technology. A 1.0-liter, 3-cylinder petrol engine is mated, via a generator, to a lithium ion electric motor which produces 109 ps. In electric-only mode, i-oniq has a range of 120 km, while with assistance from the petrol engine it can travel up to 700 km, producing just 45 g/km of CO2 in the process.