I know it’s a concept, but judging by just how well Hyundai’s so called concepts are finished, I am in no doubt that what you see in the above photo, will be in a showroom near you, sooner rather than later.
Blue-Will is a four-seat Plug-in Hybrid, which promises an electric only driving distance of up to 64 kilometres on a single charge.
But when you operate in full Hybrid mode, the range extends to a mind- blowing 1,050 kilometres per single charge.
Even more tantilising are the fuel economy numbers, when driving Blue-Will in Plug in HEV mode; try 2.2L/100km or using imperial measurement, an impossible 106 mpg.
While the styling is obviously futuristic, you get the feeling that Hyundai could build this car today, en masse, if they really wanted to.
The same goes for the drive-by-wire steering and touch screen controls, all perfectly practical solutions for today’s over-stressed drivers.
If you take a look at the photo below, you can clearly see that Blue-Will has a reasonable luggage space area too.
That’s due entirely to the fuel tank being located under the rear seat next to Lithium Ion Polymer battery, which can be recharged at home.
And don’t worry about any excess heat through the panoramic roof, which is, itself; a solar power generator that provides enough charge to run a cabin-cooling fan while the car is parked in the sun.
But the real power behind Blue-Will is from an all alloy 113kW (152hp) 1.6-litre direct injection petrol engine, which is mated to a CVT (Continuously variable transmission) and a 100kW electric motor.
Gone is the conventional instrument cluster, which is replaced by an ultra-thin Transparent Organic LED display sitting on top of the steering column.
What that means in English, is that information can be displayed to the driver in full high resolution colour.
There are no dials or switchgear on the centre stack, well not physically at least, its just one large touch screen panel, where you can access the HVAC, drive mode selector and infotainment.
Blue-Will also gets a gold star for environmental hygiene, as its exhaust gases are captured by a thermal generator, which converts the heat into electrical energy to power auxiliary systems.
Like I said in my previous post, in Hyundai, you’re looking at automotive juggernaut that is clearly on the march.