Hyundai i-oniq Shows Future In-Car, Engine Tech: 2012 Geneva Motor Show

Hyundai i-oniq Shows Future In-Car, Engine Tech: 2012 Geneva Motor Show

Hyundai‘s new i-oniq concept was officially unvieled today at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, shedding light on the brand’s future technology inside and out.

The i-oniq is best thought of as a canvas for Hyundai to show its future technologies off rather than a car with a chance of ever being built. At just over 14.4 feet long, the eye-catching scissor-door concept is a range-extended EV that can travel almost 75 miles purely on electric charge. Supplementally, a 1.0-liter gasoline engine is able to kick in some extra power and keep the car moving should the battery deplete.

Polished aluminum and wood accent the interior which serves as a showcase for the brand’s bold touch screen use and placement. The design features a floating instrument cluster and a motion-control touch screen mounted in the steering wheel.

The car also takes an unusual approach to making the rear seats accessible: the back support portion of the driver and passenger seats rotate inward instead of folding down.

“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.  The profile lines of the front fender run from front to back, emphasising i-oniq’s coupé appearance, while offering maximum visibility to occupants,”  Thomas Bürkle, chief designer at the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre said.

GALLERY: Hyundai i-oniq Concept


GALLERY: Hyundai i-oniq Concept


  • wes the best


    awesome… just saying…

  • Stuart Wilkie

    Not as radical after all. Range extender is done in the Ampera and Volt and others. Seats sounded good until you see how impracticable they are.scissor doors have been around for fifty years and will not reach production on a car of this size. It looks like many an SUV, even a Ssangyong! If they want to be radical I have more advanced ideas that would be more practical yet futuristic and greener.