Thursday, February 25, 2010
Hyundai to display 8 new vehicles at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show
Geneva Auto Show is the largest auto show in Europe and one of the most important motor show events in the world. The auto show gets plenty of publicity from worldwide automotive media, plus, each year thousands of visitors from all Europe visit the show to see all the latest car creations. A reason enough for major automakers, such as Hyundai and Kia to put on display a range of new production models and concept cars.
This year, Hyundai will display 8 new production and concept cars in Geneva. The major star of the event will be the i-flow concept car, a vehicle that not only previews the automaker's future D-segment vehicle, but also showcases new embodmient of Hyundai's new styling direction.
Joining the i-flow concept car will be a range of "Blue" badged production models that feature innovative technologies such as start-stop system and low-rolling resistance tires. All "Blue" models, the i10, i20 and i30 leave to air less than 100g of CO2 per one kilometer!
Hyundai will also unveil a slightly redesigned i30U, which will receive some minor styling updates and engine enhancements to make the car even more eco-friendly. The all-new i30U will go on sale across Europe shortly after the show. Hyundai will commence its mass production in March.
Another exciting model that is scheduled to debut in Geneva is an ix35 fuel cell electric vehicle. It's still in the concept form, but its low volume serial production is closer than ever. Hyundai will launch the ix35 FCEV already in 2012. According to the automaker, the ix35 FCEV features several important innovations and improvements over the previous generation Tucson FCEV.