New Thinking. New Possibilities.
ConceptThe i-oniq concept car is an evolution of Hyundai’s signature design language; fluidic sculpture.
Designers at Hyundai’s European R&D centre in Germany chose a wide range of dynamic proportions to create the
i-oniq’s aesthetic and functional body shape. Its design combines gentle feature lines and a muscular surface treatment, conveying premium and athletic qualities evident in both the exterior and interior of the car.
At 4.4 meters long, the i-oniq is an electric sports hatchback with a range-extending petrol engine. A product of the latest thinking from Hyundai’s designers and engineers, the i-oniq represents bold ‘New Possibilities’ with its futuristic powertrain.
ExteriorTwo arched curves are the key theme behind the i-oniq, creating a strong contrast between sharp character lines and its soft but muscular features. The profile lines of the front bumper run from front to back, emphasising the i-oniq’s coupe appearance, while offering maximum visibility to occupants.
Further design elements include the ‘penthouse roof’ and LED headlights, emphasising the advanced technology utilised within the i-oniq. The roof is a unique design that ensures optimum space for rear passengers and contributes to its overall aerodynamic profile. A uniquely shaped, polished aluminium frame houses the daytime running lights and forms a signature light element. In addition, innovative, weight-optimised doors and seat kinematics make entering the car’s front and rear seats a simple manoeuvre.
InteriorThe i-oniq features a futuristic interior with complete connectivity. Fittingly for a sporty hatchback, the cabin layout is driver-oriented, with the dashboard and centre-console geometrically based around the driver. The user-interface components reflect contemporary and future consumer electronics technology such as a movement control mounted on the steering wheel, a floating instrument cluster with multi-layered projection and a large background display for navigation, entertainment and journey related information.
The rear cabin has been designed as a ‘cosy lounge area’ to ensure maximum comfort, creating a contrast to the sports-orientated front area. Use of luxurious interior materials, as well as futuristic interface components, further expresses the evolution of fluidic sculpture within the car.
PerformanceThe i-oniq is an electric vehicle with an extended range powertrain powered by an innovative 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine, which generates a maximum of 45 kW (61PS). This unit is mated to an 80 kW (109PS) lithium-ion electric motor, which is powered by a 55 kW generator, via a single ratio gearbox.
The i-oniq can travel up to 74 miles in electric-only mode, or up to 435 miles with the assistance of the petrol engine, and can reach a top speed of 90 mph. Emission reducing technologies mean the i-oniq only emits 45 g/km of CO2.