The Hyundai i-oniq is a range-extending sports hatch that can cover 435 miles
6 March 2012

The Hyundai i-oniq is the marque's latest concept car. It is on display for the first time at today's Geneva motor show.

The i-oniq is an electric sports hatchback with a range-extending petrol engine and has been built to showcase Hyundai’s new technology and design thinking.

See an official picture of the new Hyundai i-oniq

The Hyundai i-oniq has a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine mated via a generator to a lithium ion electric motor which produces 108bhp.

In electric-only mode, the i-oniq has a range of 120km (about 75 miles), while with assistance from the petrol engine it can travel up to 700km (about 435 miles). The i-oniq’s CO2 emissions are a claimed 45g/km.

The 4.4-metre-long i-oniq evolves Hyundai’s latest fluidic sculpture form language, and includes a 'penthouse roof' design and LED headlights. The concept seats four and has a driver-oriented cabin with a high-tech interface and controls.

Passengers benefit from a lounge-style space that features sculpted surfaces inspired by musical instruments.

Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, Allan Rushforth, said: “The i-oniq concept has been created to reflect the new thinking that runs through Hyundai. It has a bold design, inside and out, that provokes contemplation on the future of automotive possibilities, and a powertrain that highlights one of the ways in which we could power future products.”

The i-oniq concept was designed and developed at Hyundai’s European R&D centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany.

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1 March 2012

[quote Autocar]Hyundai has issued the first image of its new concept car, named the Hyundai i-oniq, which will be on show at next week’s Geneva motor show.

The i-oniq is an electric sports hatchback with a range-extending petrol engine and has been built to showcase Hyundai’s new technology and design thinking.

See an official picture of the new Hyundai i-oniq

The Hyundai i-oniq has a 1.0-li... Read the full article[/quote] One day Europe will wake up to the fact that Korea is the new Germany of the automotive world, I'm sure Audi, BMW & Merc can cope but French & Italian brands....I wonder.

1 March 2012

If Autocar didn't told us its Hyundai, my first thought would be that its Cayenne's redesign.

1 March 2012

Nice looking motor.

1 March 2012

[quote Autocar] In electric-only mode, the i-oniq has a range of 120km (about 75 miles), while with assistance from the petrol engine it can travel up to 700km (about 435 miles). The i-oniq’s CO2 emissions are a claimed 45g/km. [/quote]

Do we know yet if this is just a theoretical concept on the show car or do they have a working prototype?

I assume the 45g/km figure is derived from the Euro tests rather than real world?

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

1 March 2012

I spoke to err outdoors (working stiff) wife's boss - he told me that they have every intention to do ahead with this - but the gestation period will be longer than normal Hyundai models... meaning around 4 years. No info on what will stay with the concept through to production, he only said that they hoped that the battery packs by then will be smaller - lighter and more efficient.. hmmmm 1000 miles using battery and the 3 pot??

1 March 2012

Attractive design,modern engineering,whats not to like !!!??

1 March 2012

A Lithium Ion motor? Really? I wonder what one of those looks like? God forbid the petrol engine is linked to a generator, to lithium ion batteries, to an electric motor... Hyundai have obviously gone straight to lithium ion motors!

1 March 2012

I hate concept cars. I really do. They never look anything like the end product (if they even make it that far) and are full of half baked overly optimistic ideas that just annoy me. Even the ones that did work and were stunning (think Mercedes C111) didn't make it to manufactuing stage. Could all car manufacturers please stop displaying these pointless efforts? It's too frustrating and diverting.

1 March 2012

[quote Graham V]I hate concept cars. I really do. They never look anything like the end product (if they even make it that far) and are full of half baked overly optimistic ideas that just annoy me. Even the ones that did work and were stunning (think Mercedes C111) didn't make it to manufactuing stage. Could all car manufacturers please stop displaying these pointless efforts? It's too frustrating and diverting.[/quote]

I don't think that all concept cars are pointless...the C111 you mention broke quite a few records in its time; the 'range' [they had three C111's if I'm not mistaken, each with different drivetrains] were used as 'laboratories' on wheels, testing and investigating for example the diesel and rotary engines. Hence, the technology might then have been used for production vehicles [well, not in the case of the rotary engine...].

A pity they never made it though, and I'm not alone...it is said Mercedes even received blank cheques at the time!

 

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1 March 2012

[quote Graham V]

I hate concept cars. I really do. They never look anything like the end product (if they even make it that far) and are full of half baked overly optimistic ideas that just annoy me. Even the ones that did work and were stunning (think Mercedes C111) didn't make it to manufactuing stage. Could all car manufacturers please stop displaying these pointless efforts? It's too frustrating and diverting.

[/quote] Remember the Boxster, or the TT by any chance?

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