Hyundai is one of the manufacturers that, together with Toyota, has its most advanced hydrogen fuel cell technology. In fact, the current Hyundai Nexo is one of the few vehicles that is marketed in the world with this type of technology, and after more than five years since its presentation, Hyundai is already beginning to organize its generational change.
It was thanks to a filtration that has taken place through Twitter, as the images that accompany these lines have come to light. It is true, however, that although they demonstrate total cohesion with the current Hyundai design, it could be an elaboration outside the brand, so until the Korean firm does not pronounce itself or reveal anything about this model. , it cannot be taken for granted that, indeed, these have been the first sketches that have come to light with the design of the next Hyundai Nexo.
The potential Hyundai Nexo that appears in the recreation shows a design that evolves in line with current Hyundai electric cars. In fact, there are traces on its bodywork that are reminiscent of the Ioniq 7, which is a conceptual SUV whose production model has not yet been presented. Compared to this, the Nexo is much more dynamic and sporty thanks to a more elongated silhouette and aesthetic resources with a more aggressive cut.
The current Nexo is a model that within the Korean consortium actually assumes the role of “halo car” in the most technological sense of the namesince its function is not to succeed commercially, but rather that the few units that hit the streets serve as proof of what the brand is capable of doing, while Hyundai in turn collects information about behavior in real circumstances of this technology.
And it is that as happens with the Toyota Mirai, which is the model that Toyota markets with this propulsion technology, the Nexo is a model whose sales figures seem testimonial. This is due, on the one hand, to a very poor hydrogen refueling infrastructure, as well as to a substantially higher price, even, than that of an electric car of a similar size.
The current Hyundai Nexo is an SUV that by dimensions can be considered a D-segment SUV. It measures 4.67 meters long (one centimeter more than a Mercedes-Benz GLC), 1.86 wide and 1.64 wide. Technically, the model relies on an electric motor with 120 kW of power (163 hp), a hydrogen tank with a capacity of 156.6 liters and a 1.56 kWh battery (data from km77)
Numbers that the next generation of the Nexus should be able to greatly improve, since autonomy with a full tank of more than 1,000 kilometers of autonomy is expectedas well as a superior power that allows moving the nearly two tons of weight that it will have with greater solvency than the current Nexo.
Based on the fact that Hyundai has not yet officially ruled on the generational change of the model, An official presentation cannot be expected for this year, except for surprise.