2012 Geneva Auto ShowJust 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.
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.