You are here
Hyundai reveals electric sports hatch
Materialise your innermost thoughts and you’re likely to come up with something only your psychiatrist should see. Thankfully, Hyundai’s innermost thoughts look like this. Meet the i-oniq concept car.
As it’s this time of year, the Hyundai i-oniq is set for a Geneva motor show debut next week, and is a balls-out statement of intent from the company showcasing its future design.
Looks futuristic, right? Hyundai is currently experiencing a minor design renaissance - think new i30 and new i40 - and so this fits in neatly with its sexier outerwear.
Underneath, there’s a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine connected, via a generator, to a lithium ion electric motor producing just over 100bhp. Using only the power of the battery, Hyundai reckons the i-oniq will travel around 75 miles, and 435 miles in combination with that humble little three-pot.
It measures 4.4m long - a smidge over a Ford Focus - and offers space for four. We haven’t been shown any interior shots, but are promised “future premium consumer electronics technology” and “high-tech equipment”. It’ll probably offer more tech than say, Short Circuit, but won’t be far off Minority Report.
Hyundai senior vice president Allan Rushforth said: “The i-oniq concept has been created to reflect the new thinking that runs through the Hyundai brand. It provokes contemplation on the future of automotive possibilites.”