2012 Geneva Motor Show: Hyundai Showcases i-oniq

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The Hyundai i-oniq makes its public debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The new concept from the Korean Auto maker is being said to showcase the advancements in technology and design that the car manufacturer has achieved. The i-oniq is considered an ‘electric sports hatchback’ which has a 1.0 liter 3-cylinder gasoline engine for extending the car’s range. The electric motor produces 79-hp and the power comes from a lithium-ion battery back. The car goes 74 miles on a single charge while the total range is of 435 miles. Hyundai says that the i-oniq Concept is an evolution of the company’s fluidic sculpture design language. The new concept was designed at Hyundai’s R&D centre in Germany.“Two arched curves are the key theme behind i-oniq, creating a strong and playful contrast between sharp character lines and soft but muscular features,” said. Thomas Bürkle, Chief Designer at the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center. “The profile lines of the front fender run from front to back, emphasising i-oniq’s coupé appearance, while offering maximum visibility to occupants.”