- Key Competitors: None, it’s only a concept”¦ for now.
- Power: 1.6L direct-injected 4-cylinder mated to 100kw electric-motor.
- Transmission: Continuous Variable Transmission.
- Production: Nothing confirmed.
After showing us the BLUE-WILL Concept at the Seoul Motor Show last year, Hyundai today held the North American debut of the new four-seat ‘sedan’ that it says “explores future design direction of compact cars.”
Known as the company”s first plug-in hybrid, the BLUE-WILL is powered by a gasoline direct-injected 1.6L engine mated to a CVT transmission and a 100kw electric-motor, which is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack that sits under the rear seats.
Will we ever see the Hyundai BLUE-WILL on the roads? Well, for now the concept is just making rounds at auto shows and Hyundai says that it “demonstrates to eco-conscious car buyers everywhere that Hyundai has practical hybrid solutions that will appear on the next generation of vehicles.”
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