Hyundai i-oniq Concept Revealed Ahead of 2012 Geneva Auto Show

2012 Geneva Auto Show


  • Hyundai i-oniq Picture

    Hyundai i-oniq Picture

    The Hyundai i-oniq concept was revealed ahead of the 2012 Geneva Auto Show. | March 01, 2012

2012 Geneva Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • The Hyundai i-oniq concept, an electric sports hatchback that hints at future powertrain possibilities for the Korean automaker, was unveiled ahead of the 2012 Geneva Auto Show.
  • The i-oniq is equipped with a 1.0-liter three-cylinder gas engine mated to an electric motor.
  • In electric-only mode, the car has a range of 74 miles, but can travel up to 435 miles with the gas engine.

GENEVA — The Hyundai i-oniq concept, an electric sports hatchback that hints at future powertrain possibilities for the Korean automaker, was unveiled ahead of the 2012 Geneva Auto Show.

Hyundai took the wraps off the i-oniq with a single photograph that was released on Thursday. The car had been teased in December.

The concept, which gets a long hood and a low-slung look, also previews the evolution of the brand's "fluidic sculpture" design language. Design cues include what Hyundai calls a "penthouse roof" and LED headlights. The four-passenger cabin is described as a "lounge-style space" with sculpted surfaces "inspired by musical instruments."

The i-oniq is equipped with a 1.0-liter three-cylinder gas engine mated to an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack.

In electric-only mode, the car has a range of 74 miles, but can travel up to 435 miles with the gas engine.

No production plans were detailed.

Hyundai said in a statement that the i-oniq "provokes contemplation on the future of automotive possibilities and a powertrain that highlights one of the ways in which we could power future products — wrapped in a package that exudes premium qualities."

Edmunds.com says: We get a better idea of what a Hyundai plug-in hybrid will look like.

Leave a Comment
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT