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Hyundai shows new hydrogen-powered SUV

Hyundai ups hydrogen push

hyundai hydrogen suv

There is no questioning whether Hyundai thinks hydrogen is a big part of our vehicles of the future.

Along with Toyota, Hyundai has been at the forefront of hydrogen fuel cell technology development and has already brought a number of different hydrogen-powered models to global markets.

Related: Hyundai unveils hydrogen fuel cell van concept

In Australia we are yet to see any real wide scale Hyundai fuel cell sales, though there has been some orders, including a fleet of ix35 fuel cell SUVs that were delivered to the ACT Government.

hyundai hydrogen suv interiorAustralia though has seen extensive Hyundai hydrogen fuel cell SUV trials and the manufacturer even built a refuelling station at the brand’s Aussie headquarters.

Now come news that an all-new hydrogen-powered Hyundai would be hitting the market early next year – though no confirmation yet on local availability.

As seen above, the new SUV, which is yet to get a name, is said to embody Hyundai’s commitment to “a new era for advanced eco-friendly vehicle development”.

Hyundai tell us the new fuel cell model was developed on four key pillars that focus on fuel cell system efficiency, performance, durability, and tank storage density.

It will boast a drive range, with nothing but water vapor coming from the exhaust pipe, of up to 800km on a single charge.

While there will be no compromise on performance, Hyundai say the SUV will offer 120kW of power.

“With exceptional efficiency, serene styling, and uncompromised performance, our next generation fuel cell SUV is the true epitome of an eco-friendly vehicle of the future,” said Lee Ki-sang, Senior Vice President of Hyundai’s Eco Technology Centre.

“Hyundai Motor will take lead in developing and producing green energy vehicles that would ultimately complement a near-zero emission society.”

Related: Huge investment in hydrogen announced

We will keep you updated with further news as it comes to hand and stay up to date with all the latest Hyundai News at behindthewheel.com.au.

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Chris is a writer, co-host of the Behind the Wheel podcast and a self declared car tragic . He is a radio broadcaster by trade and reports traffic for 774 ABC Melbourne, FOX FM and Smooth FM. He also presents a national traffic report on ABC News Radio.

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