Like many manufacturers, Hyundai wants to offer greener vehicles, and in combination with Kia the Korean automaker wants to introduce no fewer than 31 eco-friendly models by 2020. To do so, Hyundai will go with a mix of technologies currently available, namely electric, hybrid and fuel cell engines.
This week, Hyundai unveiled the next generation of its hydrogen-powered SUV that will replace the current Hyundai Tucson FCEV (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle) next year. The latter was on sale in parts of the United States and in small quantities in British Columbia.
Hyundai’s new Hyundai SUV does not have a name yet, but Hyundai obviously wants to position it as a separate model from the Tucson. According to the Korean manufacturer, the model we see here is very close to production, so it should retain the majority of its visual characteristics.
Technically, Hyundai says it has made several improvements in the efficiency of its fuel cell systems as well as in the power department. The new model will develop 163 horsepower, a 20 percent increase compared to the Tucson FCEV.