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Hyundai Intrado Concept Teased Before Geneva Show

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 2/24/2014 Karla Sanchez
Hyundai Intrado Concept© Provided by MotorTrend Hyundai Intrado Concept

A new Hyundai concept inspired by airplanes will be soaring into the 2014 Geneva Motor Show next month. Called the Intrado concept, the show car boasts a lightweight structure, advanced technologies, and a next-gen hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain.


Named after what helps create lift on airplanes, the Intrado sports a progressive interpretation of Hyundai's Fluidic Sculpture. It was designed with aerodynamics in mind, and as a result, it has a distinctive shape with a long hood and flat roofline. There aren't many details on the exterior, but Hyundai wanted to keep it that way so that it could remain "free of unnecessary adornments." Body panels are kept smooth and made from "advanced super lightweight steel," and underneath the sheetmetal is a super lightweight carbon fiber frame that was constructed by using new techniques. Thanks to the structure's strength and rigidity, designers were able to be more flexible in constructing body panels from any material.

Although the Intrado's cabin utilizes lots of advanced materials, the automaker says its focus is on usability. The dashboard looks clean with bright Beaufort Orange contrasting nicely with carbon fiber accents. The Intrado's interior is also unique, as Hyundai says elements that are usually concealed are highlighted. For example, the air vents are see-through, and the seat frames are also exposed. Underneath the hood is the next-gen fuel-cell powertrain. A 36-kW-hr lithium-ion battery keeps the Intrado going for about 372 miles before it needs to be refueled, which Hyundai says takes just a few minutes.

The Intrado is the first Hyundai developed under the watchful eye of Peter Schreyer, who says this car is "logical, lovable, and liveable."

We'll discover more on the Intrado concept in just a couple weeks when it's unveiled in Geneva.

Source: Hyundai


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