Thursday, March 26, 2009

More Hybrids To Hit Showroom Floors

Hyundai has revealed the first pictures of an innovative plug-in hybrid concept car which the manufacturer intends on debuting at the Seoul Auto Show next week.

Called the BLUE-WILL, the Korean concept will be powered by an all-aluminium 1,6 litre petrol engine mated with a 100kW electric motor powered by lithium-ion cells. So far, it's pretty much the same concept as that of the Prius. However the BLUE-WILL designers has also included a panoramic roof, with the glass area integrates dye-sensitized solar cells which will be able to generate power for the batteries from the sun without impeding visibility.

It also looks a hundred times better than the Prius, although that couldn't have been too much of a challenge for the Hyundai designers.

Via - PSFK