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 |  Feb 29 2012, 6:47 PM

Hyundai released a sketch of its i-oniq sport concept last December, but it was little more than a paint slash on canvas.

The teaser hinted at a sleek roofline and speed, but was less than a silhouette, not much to go on. That changed today when the company released the first teaser photo, seen above, of their i-oniq concept.

There weren’t any technical details to accompany the car, but at least we know that it’s a hatchback. Obviously this car, just like other recent Hyundai releases, follows the company’s new fluidic design language, something company execs are always quick to tout.

We’re not sure what to make of this yet, but let us know what your thoughts. Do you think this is a hit or a miss? We’ll be reporting details on the unveil live from the Geneva Auto Show next week.

 |  Dec 15 2011, 5:00 PM

While the city of Detroit is preparing itself to host the next major auto show on the global calender in January, Hyundai is looking to the future and preparing a concept for the Geneva Motor Show in March.

Their latest concept is called i-oniq and it is the work of Hyundai’s European research and development center in Russelsheim, Germany.

This latest concept is described by its chief designer Thomas Burkle as a “fluidic sculpture.” Burkle said, “two strong arched curves define the silhouette of i-oniq, creating a playful contrast between the sharp character lines and soft but muscular features.”

More information on this concept will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show.