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

2012 Geneva Auto Show


  • Hyundai i-oniq Picture

    Hyundai i-oniq Picture

    The Hyundai i-oniq concept has been teased months ahead of its reveal at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show. | December 15, 2011

2012 Geneva Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • The Hyundai i-oniq concept car has been teased by the Korean automaker ahead of the 2012 Geneva Auto Show.
  • A single image of the i-oniq, which gets a long hood and a low-slung look, was revealed late Wednesday.
  • The concept is described as "the next evolution of the brand's 'fluidic sculpture' design language."

RUSSELSHEIM, Germany — The Hyundai i-oniq concept car has been teased by the Korean automaker ahead of the 2012 Geneva Auto Show in March.

A single image of the i-oniq, which gets a long hood and a low-slung look, was revealed late Wednesday. The i-oniq clearly hews to the design language of the Hyundai i40. Perhaps even more unusual than the concept is the fact that Hyundai is bypassing the 2012 Detroit Auto Show for the reveal and teasing it months ahead of its official debut.

The concept is described as "the next evolution of the brand's 'fluidic sculpture' design language."

"Two strong arched curves define the silhouette of the i-oniq, creating a playful contrast between the sharp character lines and soft but muscular features," said Thomas Burkle, Hyundai's European chief designer, in a statement.

The concept was designed at Hyundai's European research and design center.

Edmunds.com says: Are you ready for a Korean striptease that goes on for months?

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