Say hello to the Hyundai Blue-Will Concept, the fourth concept vehicle that showcases Hyundai's talents from Namyang Design Centre.

It's not just a good looking concept car though, it also happens to be Hyundai's way of expressing its intent for hybrid plug-in vehicles in the near future.

The concept is a four-seat sedan that uses a 113kW 1.6-litre Gasoline Direct Injected engine mated to a 100 kW electric motor. It's capable of 64.4 km on a single charge of electricity alone or an average of 2.22-litres of fuel per 100 km over long distances.

Some of the notable features of the Blue-Will include its ability to run hot exhaust gases into electricity, its lithium batteries are capable of recharging from a household electricity socket and it makes use of drive-by-wire steering.

Like the Toyota Prius, its roof is also covered in solar cells, however unlike the Prius which only uses its solar panels to run the airconditioning system, the Blue-will can actually recharge its batteries using the power of the sun.

Hyundai says it's using the Blue-Will concept as a basis for cars such as the Hyundai i45 BlueDrive™ hybrid which is expected to go on sale soon.

Vehicle Specifications

Length4,300 mm
Width1,800 mm
Height1,460 mm
Wheelbase2,700 mm
Tyres245/40 R20 Low-Rolling Resistance
Engine1.6-litre Gamma 113.3 kW GDI / 100 kW Motor
TransmissionCVT/Fixed Gear
BatteriesLithium Ion Polymer
Fuel Economy (Pure HEV-Mode)4.7- litre / 100 km ~ 4.3-litre / 100 km
Fuel Economy (Plug-in HEV-Mode)2.2-litre / 100 km
Vehicle Range1,050 km
SteeringDrive-by-Wire
Gauge ClusterUltra-thin Transparent Organic LED
Drive Selector & HVACTouch-Screen Control
Auxiliary Power Generation1. Exhaust manifold-mounted Thermo-Electric Generator

2. Roof-mounted Dye-Sensitised Solar Cells

3. Regenerative Braking