Striking Hyundai i-Flow Sports Saloon Concept Heading to Geneva, Hints at Upcoming Mondeo Rival

This year's edition of the Geneva Motor Show is turning out some impressive world premieres. Following earlier announcements today by Lexus about its CT 200h hybrid hatchback and Citroen for the pre-production DS4 crossover, Hyundai just revealed that it will debut an all-new concept car called the i-Flow at the Swiss show.

Penned at the Hyundai's European design headquarters in Rüsselsheim, Germany, the i-flow is said to preview the look of the South Korean firm's upcoming D-segment mid-size saloon contender that will go against the likes of the Ford Mondeo, Opel Insignia, Citroen C5 and Toyota Avensis.

It is not clear yet if the production version of the i-Flow Concept will take the place of the current generation Sonata (previous for North America) in Europe or if it will be a more compact-sized proposal.

The latest conceptual product from Hyundai follows the company's new form language called 'fluidic sculpture'. It unquestionably looks exciting from the single teaser image, but then again, that's the case with most teaser sketches, so better wait to see it in the flesh before we jump into any conclusions.

Looks aside, Hyundai said that the i-flow incorporates numerous new technologies from chemical company BASF, ranging from novel lightweight materials to solar cells, to assist in reducing weight and improving energy efficiency.