The all-new Nexo is characterised by a pure and calm design emphasising its streamlined silhouette and floating roof. A pure shape engineered to be efficient yet handsome, reflecting the style of an SUV.
The interior continues the exterior’s horizontal layout. Most prominent is the wide black dashboard that houses two large LCD displays which add up to a size of 12.3 inches. The left display holds the digital instrument cluster to show speed, fuel level and driving efficiency. The right screen comes with a new split-screen function and a new home screen for the navigation, connectivity and infotainment features.
The world’s first unified three-tank system allows for better space usage. Additionally, the wheelbase is increased by150 mm compared to the ix35 Fuel Cell. This results in the best total interior space of any current fuel-cell electric vehicle and creates a fully flat luggage area with a luggage capacity of 839 litres.
The Nexo was designed with new vehicle architecture that gives several benefits – the car is lighter, the battery is relocated to the trunk and the fuel-cell system layout is improved.
This car promises to be the perfect daily-use zero-emission vehicle, living up to Hyundai’s development philosophy of optimum efficiency with zero sacrifice in driving performance. The fuel-cell powertrain is lighter and has improved packaging. It achieves a maximum power output of 120kW (163hp) and a torque of 395Nm. The Nexo accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.2 seconds and reaches a class-best top speed of 179km/h.
The eco-friendly fuel-cell powertrain boasts an increased rate of hydrogen utilisation and component efficiency. This results in the world’s best system efficiency of 60 percent. The Nexo has the best driving range of 609 kilometres under Korean certificate standard – better than any other fuel-cell or electric car. This range is comparable to that of an internal combustion engine and allows drivers to travel long distances without nervousness about range.
The newly developed vehicle platform integrates three identical tanks with a volume of 52.2 litres of hydrogen per tank, resulting in a world-class storage density and higher fuel capacity. Despite the higher storage capacity, the all-new Nexo takes only five minutes to refuel.
A highly durable membrane electrode catalyst and new drive control technology gives the Nexo outstanding and unprecedented durability that is on a par with a conventionally powered vehicle of at least 10 years and 160,000 kilometres.