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The i-oniq is an electric sports hatchback with a range-extending
petrol engine. Intended to convey the latest thinking from Hyundai's designers
and engineers, the i-oniq evolves the company's fluidic sculpture form language
and represents bold 'New Possibilities' with its futuristic powertrain.
Hyundai stylists chose dynamic proportions to create i-oniq's aesthetic and
functional body shape. Its design combines gentle feature lines and muscular
surface treatment, conveying both premium and sporty qualities evident in both
the exterior and interior of the car. Further design elements, such as the
'penthouse roof' and LED headlights, emphasize the efficiency and advanced
technology encased within i-oniq.
At 173 inches (4.4 meters) long, i-oniq has space for four occupants in its
driver-oriented cabin. High-tech equipment in the driver interface and controls
reflects contemporary and future premium consumer electronics technology.
Passengers benefit from a lounge-style space designed to optimize comfort,
featuring sculpted surfaces inspired by musical instruments to create a positive
contrast with the sports-focused driver area.
The i-oniq concept has an innovative powertrain that demonstrates Hyundai's
commitment to clean technology. A 1.0-liter, 3-cylinder petrol engine is mated,
via a generator, to a lithium ion electric motor which produces 109 hp. In
electric-only mode, i-oniq has a range of 80 miles (120 km), while with
assistance from the petrol engine it can travel up to 430 miles (700 km),
producing just 45 g/km of CO2 in the process.
Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, Allan Rushforth,
commented, "The i-oniq concept has been created to reflect the new thinking that
runs through the Hyundai brand. It has a bold design, inside and out, that
provokes contemplation on the future of automotive possibilities, and a
powertrain that highlights one of the ways in which we could power future
products - wrapped in a package that exudes premium qualities."