In any case, the Korean automaker says the I-oniq "will preview the next evolution of the brand's 'fluidic sculpture' form language," and that its two strong arched curves create "a playful contrast between the sharp character lines and soft but muscular features." Who are we to argue?
Based on this image alone, it's hard to say whether this is a hatchback, a shooting brake, a crossover of sorts or even a four-door coupe in the vein of the Mercedes-Benz CLS. See an enlarged version of the teaser by clicking on the image above, and stay tuned for more information on the Hyundai I-oniq as we get closer to its Geneva debut.
Rüsselsheim, December 14th 2011
Hyundai has given a first glimpse of its new i-oniq concept car, which will preview the next evolution of the brand's 'fluidic sculpture' form language.
Describing the i-oniq, Thomas Bürkle, Hyundai's European Chief Designer, said, "Two strong arched curves define the silhouette of i-oniq, creating a playful contrast between the sharp character lines and soft but muscular features."
The i-oniq concept was designed and developed at the company's European R&D centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany. More information about i-oniq will be revealed ahead of its world premiere at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.