Hyundai HED-6 Ix-Onic Concept: A Taste Of 2010 Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai got sick of teasing its HED-6 ix-onic 2009 Geneva Motor Show concept and has finally revealed the full vehicle, previewing the Frankfurt Motor Show-bound 2010 Hyundai Tucson that will bow later this year.


These latest images of the Hyundai HED-6 ix-onic Concept come hot on the heels of the teaser sketch Hyundai provided a few weeks ago. Hyundai says that the HED-6 is (in designer speak) an "urban nomad, a car of contrast for a world of contrast," but we just see another small SUV getting ready for the soccer mom and her 2.5 kids. Although we see the HED-6 ic-onic Concept now, it'll make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

The HED-6 ix-onic Concept previews the upcoming 2010 Hyundai Tucson SUV (or IX35 as it'll be known internationally) which will make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in the Fall. The small SUV will seat 5 passengers comfortably and will feature Hyundai's new 175 horsepower, 1.6-liter GDi turbocharged engine. Shortly after launch a new 2.0 liter turbocharged diesel engine will arrive with 184 horsepower.


Hyundai Press Release:

Hyundai reveals SUV concept car ahead of Geneva Motor Show première

• Computer rendering reveals dynamic styling for compact SUV

• Three-door i20 to debut at Geneva Show

• First application of stop-start technology to be shown on i30 blue

Offenbach, February 09th 2009

Hyundai Motor Company will unveil an all-new concept car at this year's Salon International de L'Automobile in Geneva on March 3rd, and the first image of the vehicle has just been released. This innovative concept portrays a dramatic new look for compact SUVs and was styled at the company's European Design headquarters in Rüsselsheim, Germany.

The world première of this new concept – codenamed HED-6 – will take centre stage on the Hyundai stand, with two other vehicles completing a hat-trick of debuts for the company. The three-door version of new B-segment challenger the i20 will be shown for the first time on stage, further enhancing the Hyundai small-car offering, while the i30 blue will showcase the first application of stop-start technology on a Hyundai production car, contributing to a significant cut in both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

HED-6 concept car
Hyundai's European design team has hailed HED-6 as an ‘urban nomad, a car of contrast for a world of contrast', citing cultural influences from major cities like Berlin, Paris and London as key to its creation.

HED-6 combines muscular design and everyday utility to fit comfortably in an urban or out-of-town environment. The dramatic exterior design is enhanced by the hexagonal grille, angular style lines and piercing back-swept front headlamps, with the bold look completed by 21-inch, mirror-polished alloy wheels. The three-dimensional, sculpted shape of the rear window is achieved using "Lexan" high-performance plastics instead of regular glass. To emphasize the dynamic flowing lines, the designers have developed a special ‘Ice Blue' exterior paint, with an advanced pigment effect for a brilliant shine.

Equipped with LED daytime running lights and powered by a 175 HP, 1.6-litre GDi turbocharged engine, HED-6 gives an indication of the next generation of Hyundai SUVs.

Allan Rushforth, Vice President at Hyundai Motor Europe said, "The HED-6 brings an entirely new look to Hyundai's SUV line-up. It fuses a robust exterior with a fresh and elegant interior, making for an eye-catching package, while its latest-generation power train highlights Hyundai's clean-technology expertise."


[via Hyundai]

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