Hyundai has decided to drop a little gift ahead of the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Yes, we said Geneva, which means this teaser comes a full three months before the curtains drop on its official debut.

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.
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HYUNDAI TEASES LATEST EUROPEAN CONCEPT CAR

15/12/11

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.


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      EJD1984
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like it has retro pop-up headlights.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @EJD1984
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        Darius
        • 3 Years Ago
        @EJD1984
        I noticed that also.
      Joseph Augustine
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks retarded. Even if it ends up looking good for production, it will still be a typical hyundai 5 year throw away car.
        Mobis21
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Joseph Augustine
        More stupid waste of pixels.
        Steven
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Joseph Augustine
        I can't say that, I had an '92 Excel that lasted ten years and had 110K miles on it. I replaced it with an '02 Elantra that I'm still driving with 112K on the clock. Guess what brand I'm considering to replace it with...
          Chase
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Steven
          A Honda because my accord was handed down to me with 110K and I hit 200k before i gave it up..by the way nothing was wrong with it
      Temple
      • 3 Years Ago
      This looks like a rip-off of how Infiniti "teases" their concept.
        Richard
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Temple
        I was just about to say: Infiniti called, they want their sketch back!!! Hyundai, why you so original?
        Mobis21
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Temple
        How is that a rip off? Cite a verifiable example.
          Ken
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Mobis21
          What, you've never seen the 2 brushstroke campaign? Totally agree, this is another Hyundai copycat incident.
      imdonniedarko
      • 3 Years Ago
      Another mark for Hyundai originality, this time in car design teasers!
        • 3 Years Ago
        @imdonniedarko
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      artandcolour2010
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks stunning. Simple language describing simple forms that don't appear simplistic. Hoping for a Shooting Brake!
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      As with most hyundai concept teasers, the side looks decent, the front is vomit that was eaten and crapped out onto the car, and mercifully none of the ugliness makes it to production.
      booters.2010
      • 3 Years Ago
      typical Hyundai, nothing original, copying other car companies, this time Infiiniti's
        phastard
        • 3 Years Ago
        @booters.2010
        Looks like...... A cheaper Panamara with a warranty and trade in guarentee cometh. Imagine THAT Hyundai!...Tau V8 with MORE POWER PLS.... some electric bitz and bobz for even MORE POWER PLS... and still get 40mpg+ OR MORE PLS... NICE!! BUT....I still would not buy one, the Panamara is fugly.
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      Darius
      • 3 Years Ago
      This looks RWD and looks to be a crossover type vehicle. Genesis X-over anyone?
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