Click above to enlarge the Hyundai Santa Fe blue hybrid

We knew that Hyundai would be bringing a new hybrid version of its Santa Fe utility vehicle to Paris for display, and now we have some pictures to prove it. Except for the rather unique paint job, there isn't much on the outside that would lead you to believe there's so much going on underneath the skin. Along with the 2.4-liter four cylinder engine, a 30kW electric motor also passes its juice to the shared six speed automatic transmission. That electricity is provided from a lithium polymer battery pack that offers up 270 Volts. To make the most of each drop of fuel, low rolling resistance tires were added along with revised gearing and engine ECU settings. All of these little bits of engineering add up to a vehicle that gets 38 miles per gallon in the U.S. and carbon emissions of 148 g/km. If that sounds green to you, don't forget that blue is the new green.

[Source: Carscoop]

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