Hyundai Delivers First Nexo In US, Undercuts Toyota Mirai By $65

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).

more photos...
  • Suraj Chandrasekaran

    I am not sure where the price comes from. The quote I have for the car is $5K down and $489/month for 12K miles per year for the Nexo Blue. I guess the down payment and the # of miles / year could be different in the $399 / month lease that has been mentioned here.

  • Rocket

    So it’s not mandated that a hydrogen-powered car trip the gag reflex? Yes, Toyota and Honda, I’m looking at you.

  • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

    Hyundai continues to beat the competition. Still expensive, but fascinating.

  • Bash

    The interior is fascinating, that futuristic design and colors -for this segment- is better than anything I’ve seen so far.

  • Paul

    This thing is nice. It looks good even in the colors shown. It looks like a great alternative to what’s out there.

  • Juliette A. Tieman

    I regularly make around $19,000-$20,000 a month using the internet. After working so wholeheartedly, I ended up losing my job in my company where I have given a lot of years. I truly required a reliable income source. I am not into “get rich overnight” packages as you can see all around the internet. Those are all kind of ponzi referral marketing programs in which you have to first make interested customers and then sell a product to family and friends or any person so that they will likely be in your team. Internet job provides many benefits such as I am usually home with my children and can relish lots of free time and go out for family trips. Here’s the simplest way to start >>> BAATTLE.TUMBLR.COM

  • bd0007

    Don’t care for the Nexo’s sheetmetal, but it’s still better than the Mirai’s.

  • Tan Lee

    We shouldn’t forget who the leaders and innovators are.

    Toyota opened their Hydrogen Fuel Cell patents to all the car makers for free back in 2015. This allowed car makers to gain from Toyota’s years of R&D.

    Yeah sure it’s easy for Hyundai to make a more affordable FC & apparently ‘better’ car, they didn’t pay for the R&D that goes with building the technology.

    • bd0007

      GM, Honda, Hyundai, etc. each all have their own fuel cell patents; which is why Audi AG partnered up w/ Hyundai.

      Plus, Hyundai has been doing fuel cells way before 2015.

    • Mr. EP9

      And that’s what is going to make them more successful. It’s not always about who was first.

  • Perry F. Bruns

    I just wish the front clip wasn’t so simple. It needs a few more lights and fake intakes.

Ferrari 488 Pista Demonstrates That McLaren’s 720S Is Not Invincible

Although not exactly direct rivals, they’re both really fast and capable around the track, so it makes for an interesting comparison.

Toyota Corolla Hatch Gets New Gear Down Under, Starts At AUD $23,335

Equipped with new safety and convenience features, the updated Corolla will arrive at Aussie dealers on November 1.

2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe Teased Ahead Of Tomorrow’s Debut

BMW is finally ready to fully embrace front-wheel drive sedans.

Hyundai And Kia Settle Class Action Lawsuits Over 2.0- And 2.4-Liter GDI Engines

The settlement covers approximately 4.1 million vehicles in the United States.

Audi Grounds Their Flying Car Project

The company has suspended work on the project and is reviewing their partnership with Airbus.

Pimp Your 2020 Chrysler Pacifica With Official Red S Edition Package For $3,995

The Red S Edition package is available for 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Limited gas and hybrid models and focuses mostly on the interior.

Morris Commercial Teases Their Carbon Fiber-Bodied Electric Delivery Van

The upcoming model draws inspiration from the 1950’s Morris J-type van.

Buick Puts Bigger Battery Into China’s Velite 6 EV, Extends Range To 255 Miles

The new version of Buick’s EV gains an 148 HP electric motor and a 52.5 kWh battery pack, which extends its range by 68 miles.

Jeep Gladiator XMT Unveiled As A Light Tactical Military Truck

The Gladiator XMT could go into production during the second half of next year.

Hyundai Nexo And Tucson FCVs Have Racked Up Over 8.4 Million Miles In The U.S.

Despite not selling in high numbers, mainly due to the limited refueling infrastructure, the two models have covered a distance equal to 17 round-trip journeys to the surface of the Moon.