Hyundai will introduce a new compact SUV concept car, the ix-onic (pronounced “ik-sonnik”), at the 79th Salon International de L’Automobile in Geneva on 3 March. The concept will feature a new turbocharged 1.6-liter gasoline direct injection four-cylinder engine.
|The ix-onic. Click to enlarge.|
The ix-onic’s powertrain combines the 125 kW (168 hp), 1.6-litre GDi turbocharged gasoline 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. The next-generation engine emits 149 g/km of CO2, comparable with conventional hatchbacks and superminis.
Designed by Hyundai’s team in Rüsselsheim, Germany, the concept is targeted at European consumers in mind.