The first image of the new i-oniq concept vehicle from Hyundai has been released, revealing new design and technology which reflects the automaker's future thinking. The concept car is an electric sports hatchback fitted with a range-extending petrol engine. This concept vehicle progresses the automaker's fluidic sculpture form language and symbolizes bold 'New Possibilities' with its innovative powertrain.
The stylists at Hyundai selected dynamic proportions in order to develop the functional and aesthetic of the i-oniq's body shape. The design integrates muscular surface treatment and gentle feature lines, suggesting both sporty and premium qualities obvious inside and outside the vehicle. Other design elements like the LED headlights and the 'penthouse roof' highlight the advanced technology and efficiency within the i-oniq concept.
With its length of 4.4 meters, four people can sit inside the driver-oriented cabin of the i-oniq. The driver interface and controls are fitted with high-tech equipment, reflecting modern and future premium consumer electronics technology.
The passengers can enjoy the lounge-style space, which is designed to optimize comfort. The interior features sculpted surfaces, which takes inspiration from musical instruments to develop a positive contrast with the sporty theme of the driver area.
The i-oniq concept vehicle has a ground-breaking engine that reflects the commitment of Hyundai to clean technology. A 1.0-liter, 3-cylinder petrol engine is matched to a lithium ion electric motor, which delivers 109 ps, through a generator. In electric-only mode, the i-oniq vehicle can reach 120 km. It can reach 700 km with the assistance of the petrol engine, emitting only 45 g/km of carbon dioxide in the process.