South Korean automaker Hyundai has revealed its new electric SUV powered by a hydrogen fuel cell in Seol. The near production-spec model is based on the FE Fuel Cell Concept showcased at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
Hyundai calls the new electric SUV as the Next Generation FCEV. The SUV will deliver a driving range of 580km on a single tank.
The Next Generation FCEV is powered by an electric motor producing 163bhp and 400Nm of torque sending power to the front wheels. Hyundai claims that the SUV has an efficiency level of 60 percent.
The FCEV borrows its design cues from the Kona which is likely to be showcased at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The electric SUV is the second model to feature Hyundai's new design language.
The fuel cell electric vehicle features thin headlights, separate LED daytime running lights and fog lamps. The interior design is simple and clean with a large multimedia display.
Hyundai's luxury vehicle division Genesis will also introduce its electric vehicle in 2021. In the global market, the Next-Gen FCEV will replace the Tucson Fuel Cell.
Hyundai has not revealed its plan to bring the FCEV to India. But it was reported that the Kona electric crossover would be introduced in the country. There is also a possibility that the FCEV might be launched in India after the introduction of Kona.