ix35-Fuel-Cell-successor is on the CES

Offenbach, 9. January 2018 (Update)

Completely surprisingly, presented by Hyundai in August 2017, the study of the SUVs. It was supposed to compete in 2018 in addition to the models, Kona, Tucson and Santa Fe to buyers. But it is not any of the conventional SUV, but the successor to the ix35 Fuel Cell with a fuel cell. The production version is now on the CES (Consumer Electronics Show, 9. to 12. January 2018 in Las Vegas). Also, the Name has now been announced: Nexo.

The Design: Inspired by water

Unlike the ix35 Fuel Cell, the new hydrogen car has been redesigned from the ground up. We recognize trains of the FE Concept, which was unveiled at the beginning of March 2017 at the Geneva auto salon. The manufacturer says that the forms of nature were affected. Of water, to be exact. How fitting. The Front is a little reminiscent of the blend of Kona and Tucson, the very smooth and very round rear in the surfaces of the built-in return, we have not seen lights so even in the case of Hyundai. The recessed door handles we know from the new Range Rover Velar.

Higher efficiency, more HP, higher range

The range has been increased compared to the previous 30 percent, and is now in the NEDC cycle 800 kilometres. Also the performance of the system grew from 124 to 135 kW (or from 168 to 183 HP). In accordance with the standard print is reduced from 12.5 to 9.5 seconds. Also notable is the new assistance systems. So the driver sees when changing lanes on a Monitor, camera images a dead angle. The lane-keeping assistant that stops the car at speeds of up to 145 km/h in the middle of the way. In addition, there is a Remote Parking function where the car ranks, for example, on the push of a button reverse into a Parking space. The car is said to offer artificial intelligence and an extensive voice control. In addition, it can detect vital signs of the passengers, and even improve.

31 new models by 2020

The Nexo in Germany in the summer of 2018 to the market. Together with sister brand Kia, Hyundai wants to bring by 2020 a total of 31 vehicles with alternative drives on the market. These are cars with electric, Hybrid. Plug-in Hybrid or fuel cell drive. After being the Ioniq has come on the market, Hyundai in the first half of the year 2018, an electric Version of the Kona with a range of up to 390 kilometres.(sl)