Hyundai has released another teaser of its upcoming alternative-fuel vehicle, the IONIQ, which is due for launch in early 2016.
The rendering shows a sleek silhouette and some design details of the company’s first electric/hybrid vehicle.
According to Hyundai, the design has carefully wrought contours to minimise wind resistance and assist with the efficient management of airflow around the exterior.
At the front, there’s familiar Hyundai design cues, such as the hexagonal grille, which is topped by a gloss-black element that extends outwards to meet the distinctive new headlamps featuring integrated ‘C’ daytime running lights.
Along with a sketch of the car’s exterior, Hyundai has also given us a glimpse of the IONIQ’s interior, showing a simple layout. The dashboard is said to be made of eco-friendly materials and will appeal to a new generation of motorists.
Hyundai has already confirmed the IONIQ will be offered with a choice of three efficient and ultra-low-emission powertrains: full electric, plug-in petrol/electric hybrid and petrol/electric hybrid.
The IONIQ will make its world debut at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2016, followed by the New York Auto Show.
It will launch in Australia in the second half of 2016, starting with the petrol/electric hybrid powertrain.