Feb 25, 2010
Hyundai has released today the first picture of iFlow concept, expected to attract all the attention the public present at the Geneva Motor Show. The star of the stand is a first for Korean manufacturer Asian setting as first diesel-electric hybrid, trying to explore a segment that already rivals are preparing to begin.
Hyundai iFlow is powered by a 1.7-liter turbo diesel engine, mated to an electric motor, which is kept alive by a set of lithium-ion batteries. The ensemble is completed by a twin-clutch transmission and six reports.
The Korean engineers thought it as a winner, considering that the average consumption figure is 3 liters per 100 km and the amount of emissions fell to 85 g/km. The performances have been possible and thanks to designers who have managed to draw a body with good performance in the wind tunnel, where he obtained a coefficient of only 0,25. Hyundai iFlow has a 0.25Cd drag coefficient, 85g/km CO2 emissions level and 3l/100km fuel consumption. The Hyundai iFlow was designed with next-generation materials and technologies that have been developed in collaboration with BASF.
The facelift will be called Hyundai i30U and will involve the introduction of aesthetic touches, a range of engines with consumption and improved emissions, and a little more rich series equipment. Hyundai i30U will go into production since March and will come with a warranty package Triple5.
via | zercustoms