The Hyundai Nexo is a hydrogen fuel cell powered SUV that was revealed at the 2018. It is set to replace the Hyundai Tuscon FCEV, the Nexo will be the flagship for Hyundai eco car portfolio. Hyundai decided to introduce up to 18 eco cars in the global markets by 2025. The Hyundai Nexo has limited driving range of 570 KM as compare to 470 KM for the Tuscon FCEV. The Nexo coming with three fuel tanks with a total capacity of 156 liters. The Nexo has 163 PS, 400 Nm electric motor as compare to 135 PS and 300 Nm for the Tuscon FCEV. The Hyundai Nexo first sales in USA occurred in early 2019 and limited to California.
Hyundai Nexo Features
Design and Interior
The Nexo retractable door handles, sleek lines and air curtains direct airflow when in motion to achieve a low drag coefficient making efficiency look effortless. The alloy wheels, LED lights and a floating roof design give all new Nexo undisputed SUV desirability.The Nexo also has horizontal daytime lamps stacked individually in line with the bonnet lip and a lighting cluster sitting adjacent to the grille.
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The Nexo also gets the latest assistance systems like blind spot view monitor, road line following assist and highway driving assist. By using surround view monitors, the blind spot system provides the driver a clear view of both sides and back of the car to help a safer lane change maneuver. The company claims that this is the first time in car maker history to incorporate such technology.
The lane follow assist helps the car maintain its lane autonomously by detecting lane markings or road edges and automatically giving command to steering to be in the centre of the line. The highway assistant monitors the driving environment using sensors and can automatically adjust the speed of the vehicle for safe drive.
Other Key Features
The fuel system combines oxygen and Hydrogen to create a flow of electrons that powers the electric drive motor and charges the 1.56kWh high voltage battery.
The Nexo coming with advanced air purification system that removes 99.9% air pollutant PM2.5 fine particulate matter from air using a three step filtration process.
Researchers at CSIRO in Australia successfully refuelled a Nexo with hydrogen separate form ammonia using a membrane technology.