A new Hyundai hydrogen crossover is named NEXO
At the CES-2018 electronics exhibition in Las Vegas, Hyundai has introduced its second car, which works on hydrogen. The novelty is named NEXO.
The prototype of the Hyundai’s ix35 FCEV successor, which has been on the market for several years, was shown in August last year. In Las Vegas the serial version is presented.
Unlike the ix35 FCEV, which is just a modification of the standard model, Hyundai’s new hydrogen crossover is designed from scratch and, by the way, looks much more modern.
The NEXO refers to medium-sized crossovers of 4671x1859x1630 mm with a wheelbase of 2790 mm. The battery is located in the trunk, and the hydrogen cells are placed in rear part under the floor. Refueling requires only 5 minutes.
The car accelerates to 100 km/h in 9.5 seconds due to the 163-hp output of the electric motor. The driving range is up to 595 km, which is more than the ix35 FCEV has.
Sales of the NEXO start in the first half of 2018. This crossover is developed as part of the automaker’s strategy to bring 18 environmentally friendly models to the world market by 2025.
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