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The SUV/crossover Intrado hydrogen fuel-cell concept

The SUV/crossover Intrado hydrogen fuel-cell concept

The SUV/crossover Intrado hydrogen fuel-cell concept

THIS is Hyundai's take on the future.

The SUV/crossover Intrado hydrogen fuel-cell concept will make its debut at Geneva next week.

It is different in that it is designed around a carbon-fibre frame.

Which prompts Hyundai to say that it shows their intention to build lighter cars and ones that are less costly to repair. That's because panels can be made lighter and less expensive.

The Intrado's fuel-cell uses a 36 kWh litium-ion battery and there is a claimed range of nearly 600km. Not bad considering it emits only water. The automaker says the car can be refuelled in a few minutes.

The interior certainly looks striking in orange and black.

Hyundai say the Intrado is a fresh consideration of "what consumers will need and expect of their cars" in the near future.

Interesting to note that elements you don't normally see are highlighted – such as 'see-through' air vents. Then there is the exposed frame – the seats clip directly on to it.

It's one take on the future and an insight into how automakers are thinking.

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