Serving as a replacement for the current ix35/Tucson Fuel Cell, Hyundai’s second-generation FCV is on track for next year.
The South Korean brand’s next hydrogen-powered car will be targeted more towards the public, as Autocar reports, quoting the firm’s product PR manager, Robin Hayles.
Believed to be an SUV similarly sized to the ix35/Tucson, its design has been signed off and while specs are kept in the dark, the Hyundai official claims that customer demand for more options of the ix35 FCV has lead to its replacement being offered in numerous colors. It will also come in right-hand drive form, aimed towards the United Kingdom.
The 2018 Hyundai hydrogen-powered car will not be offered as a fourth model to the Ioniq family, as it will be a stand-alone vehicle, the success of which will be determined by customer demand and eventually boosted by events “that will raise public awareness of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles“.
At the time, it isn’t known exactly what powertrain Hyundai will use or what range the FCV is estimated to offer, but the firm should shed more light in the coming months.