2019 Hyundai Nexo Hydrogen; Specs, Price, Release Date
Hyundai has a name stuck on his new hydrogen car during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The innovative cross-over is Called 2019 Hyundai Nexo
In August, Autoland became acquainted with the Next Generation FCEV for Bode on a new Hyundai hydrogen car, a car that can be seen as the successor to the ix35, but then one that operates at a higher level. In contrast to the ix35, the Next Generation FCEV is developed in the base as a car with a fuel cell on board. Hyundai has now let you know how the car is going to be called: Nexo
Hyundai wants to grow big in green. That does not only sound very noble, it is also a hard necessity: the emission requirements are becoming stricter. To lead the way in 2021 they do not bet on Hyundai on one horse: they opt for multiple techniques, of which hydrogen is one. With the completely new Nexo, the South Koreans continue their journey five years ago with the ix35 FCEV. Between the debut of the ix35 FCEV and the Nexo Hyundai has continued to tinker. In terms of numbers, hydrogen technology has become 20 percent lighter, the efficiency of the system has improved by 10 percent and performance has increased by 30 percent. In concrete terms, this means that, according to the WLTP measurements, a refueling Nexo must be 666 km away and that the electric motor can supply 163 hp and 395 Nm. The larger Nexo, with its 1,814 kg, weighs almost as much as the smaller ix35 FCEV.
that of a fuel cell-provided SUV must be able to reach a tank 800 km, according to the NEDC cycle. The Hyundai Nexo is twenty percent lighter, ten percent more efficient and thirty percent more powerful than predecessor ix35 FCEV. A sprint from standstill to a speed of 100 km/h is 20 percent faster than before. The car is 4.67 meters long, 1.86 meters wide and 1.53 meters high. The wheelbase amounts to 2.79 meters.
The fuel cell is ten percent more efficient and 20 percent lighter and more powerful than the fuel cell that was in predecessor Ix35FCEV. The capacity is thirty percent higher.
Of course, the Nexo packed with smart technology. The 2019 Hyundai Nexo features Lane tracking Assist (LFA), Highway driving Assist (HAD), Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA) and Blind-spot View Monitor (BVM).
The Nexo is not the only innovative Hyundai with which we can meet in the coming days. After the summer, the electric Kona Electric will be on the market. For 2020, Hyundai wants to present a total of fourteen new ‘ green ‘ cars. Five of these are a hybrid, four a plug-in, four are fully electric and then there is this Nexo. Around 2025, the number of green cars must be 25. Hyundai wants to become the greenest brand in the world in 2021.
2019 Hyundai Nexo in CES
As said, this Nexo his debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Hyundai also presents the Personal Cockpit, an interior that can respond to voice and hand signals thanks to sensors. The car thus serves as a kind of personal assistant.
Hyundai Nexo Special Feature; Less than 10 seconds
The Nexo stands on a new, specific architecture for better integration of the various elements. This way the batteries fit into the suitcase without having to suffer the inside compartment. The 4.56 meter long Korean has lighter hydrogen tanks than before that can store more. Tanking takes only 5 minutes, so about as long as when you are fueling diesel or gasoline. Thanks to an improved driveline, the car is also more efficient, despite a more compact electric motor. So he sprinted from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.5 seconds, while the ix35 FCEV still needed 12.5 seconds for the same exercise. This year the Nexo is available in certain markets where the hydrogen infrastructure permits.
The fuel cell package is packed as one unit under the bonnet with its edge elements plus the electric motor and the power electronics. Clustering all these components simplifies the assembly process of the car. The whole package can now be placed under the bonnet in one go. The hydrogen tanks are also quite easy to hang under the car. But producing the tanks is another story. In contrast to the production of a petrol tank, the manufacture of a hydrogen tank is a complex and expensive process. The tanks in the Nexo are reinforced with centimeters thick layers of carbon fiber and have to withstand a pressure of 700 bar to keep the hydrogen inside. A machine that spits out such a tank every few seconds is not there, but Hyundai can produce enough tanks for the few hundred Nexo’s that roll off the tire every month.
The 2019 Hyundai Nexo is a real technological laboratory for Hyundai. In addition to the traditional exterior mirrors, he also has a rearview camera. When you catch up or change lanes, the central screen displays what is happening behind and next to the vehicle, with a wider viewing angle than what the exterior mirrors can offer. Furthermore, the car has a Snelwegrij aid (HDA), which combines the data from the navigation system with a spoor assistant and a dynamic speed controller. The SUV can also park autonomously with a remote control without anyone on board.
The Nexo is not cheap. The price list starts at € 69,995 and that is a serious amount for a middle class SUV. For the business driver, however, there is a windfall: next year, the addition for hydrogen cars will remain four percent over the entire catalog value. So also about the part above € 50,000. This is in contrast to the battery-electric car, for which the normal percentage must be added to the part above € 50,000 after 1 January 2019. And for those who are considering purchasing a copy themselves: Hyundai is so certain about its fuel cells, that it gives a 10-year or 160,000-kilometer warranty. It takes some time before we have a fine-meshed network of hydrogen pumps along the road. There are currently four in the Netherlands. There are talk of twenty pumps in 2020, but then something has to be done. And then you will have to plan well where you can get your hydrogen.