Schreyer was previously head of design at Kia, and transformed the maker's lineup.
On the motor show stand, the Intrado really works. There's a coherence to the design we've not seen from Hyundai's other products, and if the Intrado begets a production version, you'd not hear us complaining.
The Intrado has been designed, in Hyundai's words, as a vision of how to meet future mobility needs.
To that end it's powered by a fuel cell, battery and electric motor setup, fuel cells being a particular Hyundai speciality.
Under the rear passenger floor--illustrated in our photos above--you'll find two high-pressure hydrogen storage tanks, each capable of storing the gas at over 10,000 psi. Together, they can hold 26.4 gallons of hydrogen. Combined with a battery pack, the Intrado can cover up to 373 miles between fills.
The battery pack has a 36 kW output, though Hyundai hasn't revealed how powerful the electric motor itself is--so there's little clue to the Intrado's performance.
Like BMW's i3 and i8, Hyundai has turned to carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) as a way to cut the Intrado's weight--ever the enemy of range and performance.
Pieces of CFRP are formed in modular sections and bonded along their lengths, a stronger setup that results in lower torsional stresses, while the "open" corners of the frame allow greater flexibility with the design.
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It's also allowed Hyundai to fit a simpler, spacious interior, where designers have concentrated on giving drivers only essential fixtures and fittings. One of the Intrado's CFRP beams runs along the center of the car, as both a structural item and a place to set various electrical items.
Body panels are made from a super lightweight steel produced by Hyundai Steel, apparently one of the world's more environmentally-conscious steel producers.
If you can't wait for a production vehicle inspired by the Intrado, Hyundai also showed its ix35 Fuel Cell vehicle at Geneva--known as the Tucson in the U.S.--with production set to ramp up into 2015 and beyond.
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