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2012 Hyundai i-oniq Concept
(from Hyundai Press Release) Hyundai Unveils Unique New Concept Car: i-oniq
Hyundai has unveiled its
latest European concept car, named i-oniq, at the 2012 Geneva Motor
Show, showcasing new technology and design which present an
impression of the company’s future thinking.
Exterior design: inspiration and evolution
The i-oniq concept car,
designed and developed at Hyundai’s European R&D centre in Germany,
is an evolution of the company’s signature design language, fluidic
Futuristic interior and complete connectivity
Fittingly for a sporty
hatchback, the cabin layout is driver-oriented, with the dashboard
and centre-console geometry based around the driver. The
user-interface components reflect contemporary and future consumer
electronics technology such as movement control mounted on the
steering wheel, floating instrument cluster with multi-layered
projection, and a large background display for navigation,
entertainment and other information.
Electric vehicle with extended range powertrain
The i-oniq is powered by
an innovative 1,0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine generating a
maximum of 45 kW (61 ps). This unit is mated to an 80 kW (109 ps)
lithium-ion electric motor which is powered by a 55 kW generator,
via a single ratio gearbox.
About Hyundai Motor Company
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Co. has grown into the Hyundai Motor Group, with more than two dozen auto-related subsidiaries and affiliates. Hyundai Motor -- which has six manufacturing bases outside of South Korea including the U.S., China, India, Russia, Turkey and the Czech Republic – sold 4.06 million vehicles globally in 2011. Hyundai Motor, which employs over 80,000 worldwide, offers a full line-up of products including small to large passenger vehicles, SUVs and commercial vehicles.
About Hyundai Motor Europe
In 2011, Hyundai
achieved record sales in Europe of 398.129 units, taking a best-ever
2,9% market share. In May 2011, Hyundai achieved a landmark, passing
5.000.000 sales in Europe since imports began in 1977. The company
designs, engineers and manufactures cars in Europe, specifically for
European customers. This includes the i30, which performed as
Hyundai’s top-selling model in 2011, with 96.000 units sold. Hyundai
sells cars in 28 European countries across 2.500 outlets.