Hyundai was truly the primary automaker to launch a mass-produced hydrogen gasoline cell car, the Tucson Gas Cell. Its subsequent creation builds upon that legacy, however it charts its personal path on the similar time.
Hyundai unveiled the Subsequent Technology FCEV crossover at an occasion on Thursday. The unoriginally named idea contains a hydrogen gasoline cell powertrain with loads of revisions over the Tucson’s unit, in addition to a brand new dose of design that provides it a premium feeling not discovered on the Tucson.
The system on this idea is definitely Hyundai’s fourth-generation gasoline cell. Its effectivity is up over the Tucson, which helps contribute to its estimated full-tank vary of 500 miles. It is 20 p.c extra highly effective, at about 160 horsepower. It might probably begin in temperatures as little as 22 levels Fahrenheit, too. The compressed hydrogen fuel is saved in three equally sized tanks to assist stability the car.
When it comes to type, the FCEV appears to be like a lot nearer to manufacturing than its forebear, the, which debuted on the Geneva Motor Present earlier this yr. The outside now has a extra conventional grille, and the truth that it is a crossover ought to shock exactly nobody, given how a lot the market loves crossovers. It is also a far cry from the we noticed on the New York Auto Present.
Inside, issues are wanting fairly premium, nearer to a Genesis than a Hyundai. The inside is fairly spartan, focusing its switchgear on the middle stack and leaving issues fairly clear in any other case. The gauge cluster is a display screen, and proper subsequent to it’s an equally giant infotainment display screen. The middle console rises as much as meet the vents like within the Lexus RX. It is a good look.
In order for you extra particulars on the automobile, you are going to have to attend till January. Hyundai plans to debate the automobile’s superior driver-assist methods, in addition to its precise title, at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. You possibly can guess your backside greenback that we’ll be there in individual to deliver you all the small print.