HYUNDAI MOTOR AT THE 2017 GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW


March 7, 2017
– At a Geneva International Motor Show 2017 Hyundai Motor celebrates dual universe premieres: a New Generation i30 Wagon and a hydrogen-powered FE Fuel Cell judgment car. Further highlights embody a IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid that completes a IONIQ choice along with a IONIQ Hybrid and Electric version. The Autonomous IONIQ judgment showcases Hyundai Motor’s destiny mobility prophesy and gives visitors a possibility to knowledge a record probably while a exoskeletons arrangement a destiny of personal mobility. Hyundai Motor sparks emotions in a high opening area with a stirring RN30 judgment that is building expectation of a destiny high opening N models as good as a Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC.

New Generation Hyundai i30 Wagon: magnificence meets versatility
Geneva is a theatre for a phenomenon of a New Generation Hyundai i30 Wagon. The new member of a i30 family retains a undying pattern of a five-door sibling, adding magnificence and flexibility to a physique style. With 602 litres of space (VDA 211) and 1,650 litres (VDA 214) with a seats folded, a Wagon has one of a largest boots in this segment. Versatility is serve extended by a additional storage space underneath a foot floor. Full-LED headlamps and straight LED daytime using lights make for a clever visible appearance.

Thomas Bürkle, Chief Designer during Hyundai Design Centre Europe, says: “The i30 Wagon speaks a denunciation of a i30 family in terms of pattern and carries a new Hyundai family temperament – a Cascading Grille. The tapering roofline and energetic proportions give a Wagon an roughly coupé-like silhouette. The neat and energetic form is serve emphasised by a abounding chrome support surrounding a side windows.”

Thomas A. Schmid, Chief Operating Officer during Hyundai Motor Europe, says: “Designed, developed, tested and made in Europe, a New Generation Hyundai i30 is Hyundai Motor’s DNA car for Europe. The i30 was total as a new people’s car. It is some-more than a indication – it is a family of cars consisting of 4 physique types, any with a singular impression and joined by a coherent, undying design. With a new i30 Wagon we are now introducing a subsequent physique type, charity magnificence and flexibility for everyone.”

Hyundai Motor reveals subsequent era fuel-cell concept
In Geneva, Hyundai Motor is also phenomenon a Future Eco (FE) Fuel Cell Concept, that foreshadows a subsequent era of hydrogen-powered vehicles. With a operation of some-more than 800 kilometres between refuelling, a FE Fuel Cell Concept represents a subsequent step for Hyundai Motor towards realising a ultimate aspiration of formulating a zero-emission Hydrogen Energy Society.

Woong Chul Yang, Vice Chairman of Hyundai Motor Company, says: “Hyundai Motor has a birthright of building innovative, fuel-efficient vehicles and aims to turn a tellurian personality in tolerable mobility by a care in hydrogen fuel-cell technology. We wish to realize a dream of a Hydrogen Energy Society and call on stakeholders from several sectors, not only carmakers, to mix their efforts to safeguard that hydrogen production, smoothness and infrastructure are aligned.”

Combining a best of both worlds: a IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid joins a line-up
Hyundai Motor is also showcasing a IONIQ choice with a primary concentration on a IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid, due to a approaching attainment during European showrooms in a summer. IONIQ is a world’s initial car with 3 electrified powertrains and partial of Hyundai Motor’s tellurian sustainability plan to launch 14 eco cars by 2020, including 5 hybrid vehicles, 4 plug-in hybrid vehicles, 4 electric vehicles and one fuel-cell electric vehicle.

The IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid combines a new 1.6 GDI four-cylinder direct-injection petrol engine with a class-leading thermal potency of 40 percent, delivering a extent energy of 105 PS and 147 Nm of torque with a 45 kW (61 PS) electric engine powered by a 8.9 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery to capacitate an electric pushing operation adult to 63 km while shortening CO2 emissions to 26 g/km* and fuel expenditure to 1.1 l/100 km* (NEDC total cycle).

An unconstrained IONIQ simulator will also be partial of Hyundai’s participation during this year’s Geneva Motor Show. With a neat pattern imitative a rest of a IONIQ line-up, a unconstrained IONIQ is one of a few self-driving cars being grown to have a dark LiDAR complement in a front fender instead of on a roof. Two virtual-reality cockpits will give visitors a possibility to knowledge a expostulate in an unconstrained car during a stand.

“With a launch of a IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid we are completing a IONIQ family and creation e-mobility some-more permitted for everyone.” says Jochen Sengpiehl, Vice President Marketing during Hyundai Motor Europe. “With a choice of 3 electrified powertrains, a IONIQ is an singular offer – with no concede as regards to good design, pushing pleasure and new connectivity facilities during a rival price. It’s a car that is truly driven by e-motion.”

For high opening enthusiasts: RN30 judgment and i20 Coupe WRC
Hyundai Motor is also showcasing a RN30 judgment in Geneva, building expectation of a destiny high-performance ‘N’ models. Based on a New Generation Hyundai i30, a RN30 was innate as a racing appurtenance featuring a 2.0-litre turbo engine with 380 PS and an all-wheel drive.

Albert Biermann, Head of Vehicle Testing High Performance Development during Hyundai Motor, says: “The RN30 embodies a judgment of a strong, high-performance car that ensures dynamic, sporty driving. Soon to develop into a initial N model, a RN30 is desirous by a passion to yield a high-performance car that everybody can suffer effortlessly.”

Hyundai Motorsport is also presenting a stream i20 Coupe WRC challenger during a Geneva Motor Show. Based on a Hyundai i20 Coupe, it has been grown to accommodate a WRC’s 2017 technical regulations, that have given designers larger aerodynamic freedom.

Team Principal Michel Nandan says: “The changes will lift a turn of party in a WRC all over a world, with wider and some-more absolute cars. We have been putting a knowledge from dual finish WRC seasons into use as we aim to build on a successful 2016 campaign.”

A personal mobility series with modernized wearable robots
H-MEX, HUMA and H-WEX are Hyundai Motor’s latest innovations in modernized assistive medical, work and daily life exoskeletons. On uncover during a 2017 Geneva Motor Show, they promote personal mobility over a automobile. The H-MEX (Hyundai Medical Exoskeleton) helps patients with reduce spinal-cord injuries to recover a ability to walk. HUMA (Hyundai Universal Medical Assist) exoskeleton provides assisted mobility support for people with singular robust power. Meanwhile, a H-WEX (Hyundai Waist Exoskeleton) provides upper-body and hip support to forestall behind injuries for workers doing repeated primer work or complicated lifting.

Tae Won Lim, Head of Hyundai Motor Central Advanced Research and Engineering Institute, says: “We have a prophesy that Hyundai Motor will turn some-more than only a manufacturer of cars and a advances we make in assistive robotic technologies will concede us to offer business new levels of mobility freedom. In future, we wish a pioneering exoskeleton inclination will heighten a daily lives of users and form a basement for us to yield some-more mobility platforms for a contentment of a customers.”

* Fuel efficiency, CO2 glimmer and pushing operation information is provisional, theme to homologation.

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About Hyundai Motor Europe
In 2016, Hyundai Motor achieved registrations of 505,396 vehicles in Europe – an boost of 7.5% compared to 2015. During a final dual years a association transposed 90% of a indication choice to emanate a youngest car operation in Europe. 90% of a vehicles Hyundai sole in a segment are models designed, engineered, tested and built in Europe to accommodate a needs of European customers, served by a company’s endless European infrastructure. This includes dual factories in a Czech Republic and Turkey, that have a total annual ability of 600,000 units. Hyundai Motor sells cars in 31 European countries by over 1,600 dealerships obliged for over 2,100 outlets. 

Hyundai Motor offers a singular Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty package with all new cars sole in a region, providing business with a five-year guaranty with no mileage limit, 5 years of roadside assistance and 5 years of car health checks.

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