Hyundai Motor Co unveiled the HED-5 i-Mode to the press at the Genva Auto show, which was thrown open to the public today.
The HED-5 i-Mode is a six-seater lounge car with revolving seats, designed with an emphasis on providing comfort to the passengers. (View the HED-5 i-Mode video at the Geneva Motor Show)
The Korean automaker teamed with such suppliers as LG Electronics, Keiper and Bayer MaterialScience to incorporate new technologies in the concept, which was styled at Hyundai's European design studio.
German engineering firm Keiper has provided engineering support for the new swivel seat concept, in which the front passenger seat can rotate to face the second- and third-row occupants.
The car is powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine with two-stage turbocharging. LG Electronics has turned the i-mode into a digital home entertainment system.
Occupants can access features such as internet connectivity, video games, movies and mobile phone integration, as well as a wireless network.
The i-mode is also the first vehicle to have Bayer's BayVision glazing and collimator headlight covers made of a product called Makrolon, which is lighter than glass.
The company plans to start production of the standard version in 2009 followed by the two-stage model in 2011.
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