Korean car maker Hyundai unveiled its new concept Intrado at the ongoing Geneva Motor Show.
The futuristic Intrado, which is powered by fuel cells, has been getting a lot of attention since its inception. The new car is a blend of advanced technology and new construction technique. Hyundai, which is new to this technology has borrowed the name Intrado from the underside of an aircraft's wing that creates lift.
"As we develop lightweight technologies, the application of advanced materials such as carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) in structural members is of great interest to us. Intrado reflects our innovative efforts in this area, while demonstrating the close collaboration between designers at Hyundai Design Centre Europe and engineers at HMC Namyang R&D Centre. The result is Intrado -a vision of how eco-friendly cars will deliver delight to our customers," Motoroids quoted Woong-chul Yang, Vice Chairman at Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) Namyang R&D Centre.
The concept is the result of an advanced research and development project undertaken at Hyundai/Kia's European technical centre in Frankfurt and is the first Hyundai to have been developed under the direction of Peter Schreyer, President and Chief Design Officer of Hyundai Motor Group from 2013.
" it has been designed from the inside out: to put the driver at the centre of the driving experience; to be perfect in an ergonomic sense; and to provide a genuinely multi-purpose ownership experience - capable enough to suit an active lifestyle, small enough to park in the city, but comfortable and efficient over long distances," said Schreyer.
Intrado is a super-lightweight coupe, which is powered by a next-generation hydrogen fuel cell powertrain that charges a 36 kWh lithium ion battery. The body of the new concept car has been built using the innovative material like carbon fiber for the frame and the interior of the car accommodates beguiling design and features with focus on usability and adaptability.