Hyundai ix-onic ConceptFebruary 19, 2009
Hyundai’s compact SUV concept car will be revealed at the Geneva motor show. The ix-onic will be the first Hyundai to feature the new 1.6-litre GDi turbo four-cylinder petrol engine which emits just 149 g/km of CO2.
The ix-onic has a 170PS, 1.6-litre GDi turbocharged, four-cylinder petrol engine, with ISG (Idle Stop & Go) technology and a double-clutch six-speed transmission. Power is transferred to the road by an intelligent four-wheel drive system, promising excellent on-road driving dynamics, together with significant off-road ability. The next-generation engine emits just 149 g/km of CO2, an impressive figure for a petrol SUV.
The ix-onic (pronounced “ik-sonnik”) certainly has adventurous design, yet takes up little more space on the road than a C-segment hatchback. We wonder if the 21-inch polished alloy wheels will make it into production.
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