Hyundai's Eco-Friendly Entries At The Geneva Motor Show

Hyundai i30 Wagon

Hyundai Motor has celebrated two different premieres at the Geneva International Motor Show this year. They premiered the New Generation i30 Wagon and the hydrogen-powered FE Fuel Cell concept car. Additionally, they completed their IONIQ lineup by showcasing the IONIC Plug-in Hybrid. At the show, people were able to take a look into the future of Hyundai while experiencing it first hand.

About the New Generation Hyundai i30 Wagon

This new vehicle is part of the i30 family and features a timeless design. It is also a very versatile vehicle because it has more storage space beneath the boot floor that ever before. On the exterior, it features LED daytime running lights and full-LED headlamps. It has the iconic look of the i30 family but brings it to the next level with the dynamic proportions and sleek profile. It even has a rich chrome frame.

Hyundai FE Fuel-Cell Concept

The Next Generation Fuel-cell Concept

At the show, they also revealed their new Future Eco (FE) Fuel Cell Concept. This concept is a game changer because it will allow drivers to go more than 800 kilometers between full ups. It is part of the company's goal of creating a zero-emission Hydrogen Energy Society. The company hopes to be the global leader on this area of sustainable mobility and they plan to have this hydrogen fuel-cell technology help get them there.

Hyundai IONIQ in White

The IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid and How They Combined the Two

This year, the company is showcasing the IONIQ line up at the show. However, their main focus is the IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid. It is impressive because it is the first car in the world the have three electrified powertrains. It is also an important part of the Hyundai global sustainable strategy which includes launching 14 eco cars by 2020. Of these 14 cars, they plan to include five hybrids, four electric vehicles four plug-in hybrid vehicles, four electric vehicles and one fuel-cell electric vehicle.

The new hybrid vehicle features an 1.6 GDI four-cylinder direct-injection petrol engine. The engine leads its class with a thermal efficiency rate of 40 percent. It has a maximum power of 105 PS and 147 Nm of torque. It comes with a 45 kW (61 PS) electric motor powered by a 8.9 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. This allows the vehicle to have an electric driving range of up to 63 km. At the same time, it reduces CO2 emissions to 26 g/km and fuel consumption to 1.1 l/100 km.

At the show, Hyundai had an IONIQ simulator that had a sleek design. This design is similar to the other vehicles in the IONIQ line up. The IONIQ vehicle is a self driving car and it is one of the few that has a hidden LiDAR system in the front bumper. Visitors to the booth had the opportunity to experience and autonomous car while there.

Once the vehicle is released, if you are interested in trying it for yourself, be sure to stop by and see us to take it for a test drive yourself.

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