Hyundai Teases Intrado Fuel-Cell Crossover Concept
There will be lots to see at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, but one display that is already creating a great deal of buzz is the Hyundai Intrado concept car, which is believed to be a sneak peek of future Hyundai developments.
There is little to go on in the official release from the Korean automaker, but the little teaser sketch makes it look as though the Intrado will be a small or compact sized crossover model.
What the release does tell us is that the car is constructed form super-lightweight materials, all of which have been joined together in a revolutionary approach to car construction.
Hyundai believes that this particular technique will change the way in which cars are built moving forward.
Adding to the excitement off the upcoming Hyundai Intrado small crossover concept vehicle is the inclusion of a fuel cell drivetrain, albeit a smaller, lighter version of the one found in the ix35 fuel cell production model.
Introducing Hyundai’s 2.0 Design Language
When automakers introduce a new design language, they normally herald it in via concept cars before it goes to production models, but Hyundai took the opposite approach when bringing in the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language.
The first car to be unveiled using the new design was the 2015 Hyundai Genesis, although the Intrado does represent the first concept to show off the new language.
The majority of the design and engineering work took place at Hyundai Motor European R&D center in Rüsselsheim, Germany.
The name of the car is taken from the underside of a plane’s wing, and is the part that is responsible for creating the lift that allows it to fly.
Inspiration in other areas, such as the removal of unnecessary weight and the use of light materials, were also pulled from aircraft technology.
Stay tuned for more images and specs about the Intrado concept!