Hyundai introduced the 2019 Nexo at CES last year and now the company has delivered the first model to an American customer in Van Nuys, California.
Besides announcing the delivery, Hyundai revealed the crossover will have a base price of $58,300. That undercuts the Toyota Mirai by $65 and that’s before incentives from the state of California which are worth up to $5,000.
The good news doesn’t stop there as Hyundai will provide the first year of maintenance for free. Buyers will also receive up to $13,000 worth of hydrogen refueling cards which can be used within the first three years of ownership.
Customers looking to lease aren’t out of luck as they can get the Nexo Blue for $399 a month for 36 months. Hyundai didn’t mention any down payment, but the entry-level FCV features LED lighting units and 17-inch alloy wheels.
The Nexo Blue also comes pretty well equipped as drivers will find a leather-wrapped steering and heated power front seats with vegan leatherette surfaces. Other niceties include an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a dual-zone automatic climate control system, a wireless smartphone charger and a 12.3-inch infotainment system with GPS navigation.
As with many other new vehicles, the Nexo Blue features an assortment of driver assistance systems. These include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Blind-Spot View Monitor, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning and Lane Follow Assist with Lane Keeping Assist as well as Departure Warning.
The luxury-oriented Nexo Limited is a tad more expensive as it costs $449 per month. However, it rewards buyers with heated / ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel and an eight-speaker premium audio system. Other highlights include a power sunroof, parking sensors and 19-inch alloy wheels.
Both models have a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain and an electric motor that produces 161 hp (120 kW / 163 PS). This enables the crossover to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 9.5 seconds.
In terms of range, the Nexo Blue can travel up to 380 miles (611 km) before needing to find a hydrogen refueling station. The Nexo Limited has a slightly shorter range of approximately 354 miles (569 km).