• Mar 1st 2012 at 4:37PM
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  • Hyundai I-oniq teaser
  • Hyundai I-oniq teaser

Hyundai has managed to keep its i-oniq concept coupe under wraps since it teased us almost three months ago, but the internet couldn't wait for the concept's Geneva Motor Show debut.

The crew from the Korean Car Blog snagged this first official image of the i-oniq, the next interpretation of Hyundai's "fluidic sculpture" design language. And it's certainly a looker, in a oddly French kinda way.

Coming in around 173 inches, the i-oniq is a little shorter than BMW 3 Series coupe, and is reportedly a serial hybrid, with a small displacement gasoline engine powering up a battery pack, with a pair of motors driving the rear wheels.

Unfortunately, those are all the details we have for now, but we suspect a full reveal before its debut next week.


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      Joeviocoe
      • 3 Years Ago
      Dave... remember the Volt concept? http://www.jeffcom.com/images/ChevyVolt.jpg This design is only for gaining enthusiasm.. not meant to reflect what will actually be built.
        DaveMart
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Joeviocoe
        That's a pretty neat picture, Joe, Perhaps it is only Nissan which produces actual cars as hideous as the concepts - see the Nissan Juke as a particularly vomit-inducing example.
        Dan Frederiksen
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Joeviocoe
        in the case of the Volt I think it was just a lie. an ugly concept pulled out of storage and called electric.
        Jon
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Joeviocoe
        The difference is this one actually looks good. Im glad they changed the volt because the production one looks much better.
      DaveMart
      • 3 Years Ago
      'A 1.0-liter, 3-cylinder gasoline engine is mated, via a generator, to an 80 kW electric motor. In electric-only mode, i-oniq has a range of 120 km (75 miles), while with assistance from the gasoline engine it can travel up to 700 km (435 miles), producing 45 g/km of CO2 in the process.' http://www.greencarcongress.com/2012/03/ioniq-20120302.html
      paulwesterberg
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good looking concept, I hope the laws get changed so they don't have to add on dorky side mirrors.
      Ford Future
      • 3 Years Ago
      Italian looking, should be in RED. But why is this here, is it a hybrid or an EV?
        Ford Future
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ford Future
        Oh, I skipped the part with the BMW 3 Series link. So, two rear engine electric motors, one for each wheel. Computer controlled acceleration, around turns?
      DaveMart
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't like 'style' when it means that rear seat passengers have a letter-box instead of a window to look out of.
        Letstakeawalk
        • 3 Years Ago
        @DaveMart
        Most coupés don't really take rear passenger accommodations into consideration.
          marcopolo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Letstakeawalk
          @Dave Mart Tosser,...Selfish.....?! WTF, get a grip, man. Next thing you'll be wearing a grey cardigan, sporting a bad comb-over, Barnsley bowls club blazer, with pens in top pocket, driving an Austin Allegro at a steady, (but infuriating) 47 mph from Yate to Blackpool, to attend the Clement Davies memorial dinner/dance. It's not too late! :)
          DaveMart
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Letstakeawalk
          Yeah. I've never been keen on them. Perhaps they are aimed at the selfish ******** market.
          DaveMart
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Letstakeawalk
          I bow to no man in the field of irrational prejudice, and can happily match anyone! I wear cargo trousers, by which it can easily be inferred what kind of design of cars I like!
          marcopolo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Letstakeawalk
          @DaveMart Ahhh...well checked with the old cargo trouser ploy........;)
          DaveMart
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Letstakeawalk
          'Next thing?' :-)
        2 Wheeled Menace
        • 3 Years Ago
        @DaveMart
        I 100% agree with you Dave. This is a new phenomenon that safety standards ( roof strength, and maybe side strength ) have caused. I've had various Japanese coupes throughout the ages. Main reason i like the older cars is because i can see out of them, lol. Hyundais after the mid 2000's are really bad about this across the line.. so are Fords. ( unfortunate because those cars have rather good fuel economy.. )
        DaveMart
        • 3 Years Ago
        @DaveMart
        Hi 2WM Plenty of cars with proper rear windows pass the safety standards. These lean, mean, tosser machines have their market staked out,
        2 Wheeled Menace
        • 3 Years Ago
        @DaveMart
        Yeah, but the trend is to move towards chop top and tiny rear / side windows. Anything else is becoming an exception.
      Dan Frederiksen
      • 3 Years Ago
      not a big fan of the design. needless grill, too bottom heavy and maybe too soft lines. greenhouse too small, making it look like a brute and dumb. computer says no
      PR
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow. From a company that a decade ago didn't seem to care at all about styling, this is an amazingly stylish vehicle. Hyundai just keeps beating expectations over and over. Of course the proof is in the numbers.
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