2019 Hyundai Nexo Is the First Fuel Cell SUV

Once a distant future, fuel cell cars a reality these days. You can already find a couple of these vehicles on the market and Hyundai is now bringing a crossover, which is a successor of the ix35, which was pretty much the first mass-production fuel cell car in the world. The new 2019 Hyundai Nexo comes with lots of improvements, not just in term of efficiency, but in terms of overall driving experience as well. The new model debuted as a concept car recently, and the latest reports suggest that the serial model could come pretty soon, already in the next year. Same reports also suggest that the production model won’t go too far from the concept. Moreover, it should feature pretty much completely the same design characteristic, with minor tweaks only.

2019 Hyundai Nexo front2019 Hyundai Nexo Design

The 2019 Hyundai Nexo fuel cell will be a compact crossover, which already by itself shows lots of potentials. This is one of the most popular segments in the automotive industry today. Despite the fact the competition is extremely tough, a new futuristic approach will definitely find the way to many customers.

In terms of base design characteristics, it is important to mention that the Nexo is built as a fuel cell vehicle on purpose. It is not a modified version of a common internal combustion car, so it definitely looks more integrated. In terms of the styling, you will easily notice that the 2019 Hyundai Nexo take an inspiration from the new Kona, especially in terms of lighting groups. On the other side, the grille and front fascia come somehow upgraded and clearly show that there isn’t just a gasoline engine under the hood.

Interior

As we already mentioned, the Nexo is built as a fuel cell vehicle on purpose. Therefore, you shouldn’t be surprised by the fact that the interior space has been maximized. You can count on a lot of legroom, while the cargo area is decent as well. When it comes to the materials quality, this is a common mainstream car. All materials are good, though there is a fine amount of hard plastic surfaces, which is a common thing for a compact crossover. The most interesting part of the 2019 Hyundai Nexo interior is definitely the dashboard and center console. The first thing you’ll notice is a massive center console. It sits pretty high and comes with lots of analog buttons and controls. On the other side, the dashboard is highlighted by a large touchscreen, which is somehow integrated with the also digital instrument cluster.

2019 Hyundai Nexo interior2019 Hyundai Nexo Powertrain and Range

The 2019 Hyundai Nexo comes with a new-generation fuel cell tank, which significantly improves ride quality. The new model acts pretty much like every other electric car and it is important to notice that hew new pack is significantly lighter than the one that can be found in the ix35 fuel cell. There is a new electric motor that delivers around 163 horsepower and 291 pound-feet of torque. Therefore, the 2019 Hyundai Nexo performances are on a quite decent level. This crossover needs around 9.5 seconds to get to 60 mph. Another strong point of this crossover is the range, which goes over 380 miles.

Which safety features are available?

There is a nice list of safety features and driver aids in this crossover. You can count on things like surround view camera, blind spot monitoring, lane keeping assist and much more.

2019 Hyundai Nexo rear2019 Hyundai Nexo Release Date

The concept version has been presented recently and the 2019 Hyundai Nexo should be announced soon. It will definitely hit the market in the next year. On the other side, the price is yet to be announced.

 

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