During the weekend we brought to you the first official images of Hyundai’s concept car for this year’s Geneva Motor Show, the new Intrado crossover, and told you briefly about its lightweight construction and next-generation fuel-cell powertrain. Now the Korean car maker has released official details of the car, and it includes interesting little tidbits about the car’s technology features.
Hyundai Intrado Concept has a rather interesting coupe-crossover kind of thing going on in terms of design. But to be honest it’s not really interesting to look at. This time what’s underneath the skin is actually more fascinating.
The Intrado features a super-lightweight structure consisting of a central carbon frame, constructed using highly advanced and patent-pending solutions. They result in such a rigid structure that designers can make the outer skin of the car from pretty much any materials they desire. Being a mass producer of affordable cars, Hyundai has also taken into account the cost of production and even reparability. They say their method can change the way cars are made.
The next-generation hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain used I the Hyundai Intrado is another one of the Korean’s future solutions. Using a Li-ion 36 kWh battery, the new system enhances the efficiency of the process of combining the hydrogen with oxygen – which results in electricity, which is what propels the car – thus offering a range of 600 km. This is pretty much a production system, as it is based on the same powertrain you find in the ix35 FCEV.
The upgraded powertrain combined with the lightweight construction result in an excellent balance between efficiency and performance. Hyundai says the Intrado is one of the most agile and dynamic fuel-cell vehicles built to date.