Geneva 2014 Preview: Hyundai teases Intrado fuel cell vehicle concept

Geneva 2014 Preview: Hyundai teases Intrado fuel cell vehicle concept image

Text: / Photos: Hyundai Press | posted December 11, 2013 17:37

First concept car inspired by Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 confirms company’s commitment to innovation.

The Hyundai Intrado concept is set to debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in March. The Intrado will be the first concept car to feature Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language.

“Hyundai Intrado envisages a motoring future that encapsulates the efficiency and freedom associated with flying. I believe in the power of mobility to deliver emotional as well as physical connections and this car helps us find again the joy of discovery. Intrado shows that future cars can be relevant and exciting,” said Peter Schreyer, President & CDO of Hyundai Motor Group.

Codenamed HED-9, the concept car was styled and engineered primarily at the Hyundai European R&D center in Rüsselsheim, Germany. The car is built around a super-lightweight structure made from combining advanced materials to preview future car construction.

Under the hood will be a new hydrogen fuel cell drivetrain that is both lighter and smaller than the currently produced drivetrain of the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell.

The Intrado takes its name from the underside of an aircraft’s wing, which produces lift, enabling flight to take place. The advanced technical aspects of Intrado also take inspiration from aircraft, such as the use of advanced materials, removal of all unnecessary weight, a style born solely of purpose, and a highly efficient powertrain.