Hyundai’s Fuel Cell-Powered Intrado Concept To Debut In Geneva

Hyundai Motor will unveil the fuel cell-powered Intrado at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

The Korean company describes the Intrado as an iconic concept car that confirms the company’s ongoing commitment to innovation by previewing future developments for the brand.

The Intrado is said to be built around a super-lightweight structure made from a mixture of advanced materials and joined using a revolutionary technique that has the potential to change the way cars are constructed in the future. As intriguing as this may sound, Hyundai did not reveal more about this technology. Let’s hope more details will be given before or at the Geneva show.

The concept car is also said by Hyundai to feature a next-generation hydrogen fuel cell drivetrain that is both smaller and lighter than the one powering the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell.

Hyundai added the Intrado is the result of close collaboration between Hyundai Motor’s design and engineering teams, and was styled and engineered primarily at Hyundai Motor European R&D centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany –as indicated by its codename, HED-9 (Hyundai Europe Design).

Hyundai explained the Intrado name is inspired by 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.

“Hyundai Intrado envisages a motoring future that encapsulates the efficiency and freedom associated with flying,” said Peter Schreyer, President & CDO of Hyundai Motor Group. “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.”

Hyundai did mention it will release more details about this fuel cell-powered concept closer to its Geneva debut.