Hyundai is traveling to SEMA with a super-efficient concept car.The SEMA Show in Las Vegas has historically been about excess, but usually in terms of giant wheels, supercharged engines and million-watt sound systems. Hyundai, however, is taking a different approach to extreme for this year's show.Hyundai partnered with Bisimoto Engineering to create the "HyperEconiq Ioniq" concept for the 2017 SEMA show. Instead of going after big horsepower, the HyperEconiq Ioniq, as its name implies, goes after big MPGs.
Hyundai and Bisimoto Engineering equipped the show car with a long list of fuel-efficient modifications, including a tuned exhaust system, low-friction engine oil, low-rolling resistance tires, aluminum brake calipers, carbon fiber wheels, a wind-cheating aero kit, coilover suspension with optimized alignment settings, enhanced e-generators and an optimized inertial supercharging during valvetrain overlap. Hyundai says the HyperEconiq Ioniq is capable of "well over" 80mpg combined, marking a significant improvement over the standard Ioniq's 55mpg combined rating.
"The HyperEconiq Ioniq takes the Ioniq where we always knew it could go, without sacrificing drivability," said Bisi Ezerioha, president, Bisimoto Engineering. "Leveraging the outstanding Ioniq electrified platform and powertrain, we've focused on a variety of technical elements to bring efficiency, aero and design to the highest level."
The Hyundai HyperEconiq Ioniq will take to the Vegas stage later this month.