Photos of hybrid Hyundai revealed

Hyundai has issued photos of its new plug-in hybrid concept car which is set to be unveiled at the Seoul Motor Show next month.

The "Blue-will" has extremely advanced technology contained in its bodyshell and the firm has used recycled soft drink bottles to make the headlamp bezels.

Bio-plastics have also been used: PLA for the interior and PA11 to make the engine cover. These bio-degradable materials are made using plants extract instead of fossil fuels.

It has an aluminium 1.6-litre, Gasoline Direct Injected engine, with a Continuously Variable Transmission and a 100kw electric motor.

Electric power is provided by a lithium-ion polymer battery pack which is hidden away under the rear seat with the fuel tank to create more space for luggage.

When the Elantra LPI Hybrid starts being sold in Korea in July it will make Hyundai the world`s first vehicle manufacturer to put lithium-ion polymer in a mass production vehicle.

It also has a panoramic roof with the glass area mixing dye-sensitised solar cells to generate power from the sun for the batteries.

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