Geneva: Hyundai i-oniq and Veloster Turbo revealed image

The South Korean based automaker Hyundai has recently revealed the i-oniq concept and the Veloster Turbo at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

After previewing the Hyundai i-oniq concept last week, the car manufacturer has finally presented the model during the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Hyundai has actually borrowed GM’s idea of an electric powertrain with extended range, offered in this case by a petrol engine, but for now, this system is being adopted only by this model. The Hyundai i-oniq Concept is a preview of the company’s future with the Fluidic Sculpture design language. Under the hood, the model is powered by an 108 HP electric motor, which is helped by a three-cylinder petrol engine acting as a generator. The i-oniq can travel up to 100 km on electric power but the range can be extended to 700 km once the petrol engine starts “spinning”.

Besides the i-oniq, Hyundai has also revealed the Veloster Turbo at the same Swiss automotive event, which is powered by the 1.6 liter Gamma GDI four-cylinder engine, the same one used on the standard Veloster but under a different form. The unit is developing 204 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque, coming with two transmission choices, six-speed manual or automatic. The model can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.4 seconds. Compared to the 9.7 seconds required by the naturally aspirated version to get to the same speed.