Every automaker uses a particular design language that carries over through all of their vehicles. While the Hyundai Genesis Coupe and the Santa Fe crossover SUV don’t look exactly the same, Hyundai has used similar cues in the lights, grille, and curves of the car that make it understood both vehicles are clearly from Hyundai.
What’s important about the Intrado concept is that it will be the first vehicle to debut Hyundai’s evolved design language, called Fluidic Sculpture 2.0. The Intrado itself is a unique design that combines elements of an SUV, crossover, and coupe so it cannot be easily categorized. This helps to show how these design elements may carry over into all of the different types of cars built by the automaker.
Besides design, the Hyundai Intrado is very important for its performance upgrades, introducing new lightweight materials and hydrogen-fuel cells smaller than those in the Hyundai ix35. More information about the vehicle and what may indicate the future of Hyundai will be revealed when the Intrado debuts in March 2014.
Currently, Hyundai sells the hydrogen-powered Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell car in limited release. While not the first hydrogen car on the market, it is the first to be built using mass production techniques. Previous hydrogen models have only been hand built. The car features a hydrogen-fuel cell under its hood rather than a standard engine along with hydrogen storage tanks located underneath the trunk. It has a range of 404 miles, similar to a gasoline-powered vehicle.
Please contact Shaffer Hyundai with any questions about the Intrado. The Indiana dealership stocks the latest Hyundai models along with a diverse selection of pre-owned cars. They are located at 1000 W. US Highway 30 in Merrillville.