Hyundai is in a bit of a hurry to announce their next ambitious and innovative project. It’s called the Intrado Concept and it is scheduled for debut at the next Geneva Motor Show, March 2014. The car will showcase the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language, advanced materials, and Hyundai’s next-generation hydrogen fuel cell drivetrain.
Styled and engineered primarily at Hyundai Motor European R&D centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany, Hyundai Intrado Concept takes its name from the underside of an aircraft’s wing, which produces lift. Not a very reassuring name in a car that is supposed to stay on the ground, but hey.
The design of the car, penned under the supervision of Peter Schreyer, boasts the features of the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy that will inspire all the new Hyundai models. It also features clever construction methods with a super-lightweight structure made from a mixture of advanced materials and joined using a revolutionary technique that has the potential to change the way cars are constructed in the future.
As for the next-generation hydrogen fuel cell system, all Hyundai reveals for now is that it is both smaller and lighter than that powering the assembly-line-produced Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell.