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Following the release of a teaser sketch that was late last year, Hyundai has revealed the first official image of the new i-oniq concept car and set to debuts next week at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
“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 – wrapped in a package that exudes premium qualities,” says Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, Allan Rushforth.
The Hyundai i-oniq with a sleek body represents the next evolution of the Korean brand’s ‘fluidic sculpture’ styling language. A number of design elements such as a penthouse roof and is fitted with a wide array of LED lights.
Hyundai has not released details and pictures of the interior, but Hyundai claims that it is roomy and lounge-like with high-tech equipment in the driver interface.
Under the hood, the 1.0-liter three-cylinder petrol engine mated via a generator to a lithium ion electric motor. Produce 109 PS or 108bhp ( 80 kW / 107 hp ), electric-only driving range of about 75 miles but the petrol engine kicks in to help this expands to 435 miles. The CO2 emissions are rated at 45g/km.