The upcoming concept is codenamed HED-9 as on date, due to the fact that Intrado Fuel Cell Crossover Concept is 9th concept from Hyundai Europe Design. Hyundai Intrado Concept Crossover is lightweight and compact and will be making its way in with a new hydrogen fuel cell powertrain, though in a smaller and lighter design as compared to that seen on board Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell.
Intrado has been so called as it receives inspiration from an aircraft. Named after the underside of an aircraft wing which produces lift and allows the aircraft to take flight, Intrado will be fashioned out of advanced materials with the latest technology. Hyundai assures that unnecessary weight is reduced while the concept will receive a highly efficient powertrain. More details will be released ahead of its Geneva debut on March 4, 2014, till then, have look at the press release below.
Intrado(HED-9) Concept to Demonstrate Hyundai Motor Commitment to Innovation
Intrado concept to demonstrate Hyundai Motor’s continuing commitment to innovation
– First Hyundai concept car with styling inspired by Fluidic Sculpture 2.0
– Lightweight structure uses advanced materials and revolutionary construction
– Next-generation of hydrogen fuel cell drivetrain is smaller and lighter
Offenbach, Germany, 10 December 2013
At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show Hyundai Motor is set to unveil Intrado, an iconic concept car that confirms the company’s ongoing commitment to innovation by previewing future developments for the brand.
Intrado is 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. The car also features a next-generation hydrogen fuel cell drivetrain that is both smaller and lighter than that powering the assembly-line-produced Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell.
Intrado will be the first Hyundai concept car to feature styling inspired by Fluidic Sculpture 2.0, the latest iteration of Hyundai’s design language. The result of close collaboration between Hyundai Motor’s design and engineering teams, Intrado was styled and engineered primarily at Hyundai Motor European R&D centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany &ndash as indicated by its codename, HED-9 (Hyundai Europe Design).
Intrado takes its name from 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.
Peter Schreyer, President & CDO of Hyundai Motor Group, commented: “Hyundai Intrado envisages a motoring future that encapsulates the efficiency and freedom associated with flying. 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 both relevant and exciting.”
More information about Intrado will be revealed ahead of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.