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http://www.hyundaiexchange.com/forum/files/mc_hybrid_gauges_990.jpg
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nice...

~photos changed to links due to the size.~;):

[Edited by Cottonmouth on Dec 2, 2005 7:26 AM]
 

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OMG!!OMG!!! thaty's freakin awesome.....i never expected to see it such early too..

Is that a xenon headlight's ballast i see??
 

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5500 RPM redline? What is it, a pushrod?
 

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That mileage sticker only makes that about 44-45mpg which isn't all that spectacular, depending on the price difference it might not be worth it. But still way to go Hyundai that is a huge step.
 

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Actually that works out to 53.4130 mpg.;):

http://www.accommodationz.co.nz/economycalculator.html
 

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It's kinda like a wheel skin. The big three do it to their trucks and Jeep as well. It's basically a specialty steel wheel with a 'trim' skin on it to look good.
 

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Originally posted by Cottonmouth
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Actually that works out to 53.4130 mpg.;):

http://www.accommodationz.co.nz/economycalculator.html
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hehe thanks i just tried it quick in my head i guess i suck at math :zzz:
 

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In this picture you see the car is all wrapped up in plastic like a production model. This thing must be production ready?

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[Edited by 187sks on Dec 9, 2005 1:24 PM]
 

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Originally posted by 187sks
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I think all Hybrids are automatics...
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It depends which kind of hybrid it is. There are two kinds, series and parallel. Series hybrids (e.g. Hondas) have the electric motor sandwiched in directly between the engine and transmission, and use normal transmissions like any other car (e.g. manual, auto, CVT, sequential). Parallel hybrids (e.g. Toyota Prius), on the other hand, don't even have a normal transmission. Instead it uses a <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/hybrid-car16.htm">"power split device"</a> which is a planetary gearset. It works completely differently, and is unique to hybrids (it won't work on a normal car).

So yeah, the question of whether it can use a manual transmission or not depends on whether it's a series or parallel hybrid. Considering the picture of the shifter (which seems to be a normal automatic), I'm guessing it's a series, which means it could use a manual transmission. If so, it'd be smart for Hyundai to equip it with one, because a hybrid car ought to get the best milage possible and (as far as I know) they don't have a CVT.

It is unfortunate though, if I'm correct, because parallel is a better design in my opinion.

[Edited by mrchaotica on Dec 10, 2005 4:22 PM]
 
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