i-flow concept showcases Hyundai's eco-friendly vision
By Gizmag Team
March 7, 2010
Hyundai Motor Company has rolled out the latest addition to its Blue Drive™ line-up at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show - the i-flow. Sharing similar lines to the Blue Will Concept shown in Detroit in January (though it drops the "criss cross" effect on the side of the vehicle), the concept hybrid certainly lives up to its name... flow it does. The aerodynamic skin, coupled with the use of lightweight materials, solar panels and innovative design elements like an adaptive front spoiler and side rocker blades, add up to a claimed fuel efficiency of 3L/100km and CO2 output of just 85g/km.
Hyundai's first dip at a diesel-electric hybrid powertrain uses a new 1.7-litre two-stage turbocharged engine (dubbed 'U2'), a six-speed, dual-clutch transmission and the company's Lithium Ion-Polymer battery technology.
The flowing lines continue inside the cabin including a large contoured screen which Hyundai says recognizes not only touch, but also gesture input.