Hyundai Unveils i-Flow Diesel Hybrid Concept

Hyundai, which earlier this year unveiled its concept Blue-Wheel plug-in hybrid, is gearing up for the Geneva Auto Show by showcasing another hybrid concept. The i-Flow hybrid, reports Autoblog Green, will be a diesel hybrid concept that is a “D-segment sedan meant to go up against cars like the Ford Mondeo in Europe.”

The Hyundai i-Flow, said the auto manufacturer, sports a diesel-electric hybrid powertrain with a “U2 1,7-liter engine…augmented by two-stage turbocharging and Hyundai’s Lithium Ion-Polymer battery.” Joining this will be a six-speed, dual-clutch transmission. It will also have a drag coefficient of 0.25Cd that reportedly will help the car reduce its “CO2 output to just 85g/km and fuel consumption to only 3l/100km.”

Hyundai i-flow

image via Hyundai

Other details of this hybrid concept from the Korean auto company include chemical company BASF contributing “next-generation materials and technologies” in the interior which will result in “minimal weight and volume” in areas such as the seats and center console. The cockpit’s main interface, added Hyundai, “centers around an expansive, contoured screen, which recognizes not only touch but also gestural inputs along its fascia-wide display.”

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