Hyundai’s NEXO fuel cell SUV slated to debut sometime in 2020. Bringing an efficient and trendy approach to the growing SUV market, the Hyundai NEXO has it’s sights on turning heads inaround the world.
The 2020 Hyundai NEXO comes with a a slew of advanced driver assist systems, including Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA), Lane Following Assist (LFA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), High Beam Assist (HBA) and Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA).
Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA) RSPA enables NEXO to either autonomously park or retrieve itself from either a parallel or perpendicular parking space with or without a driver in the vehicle. The RSPA system can even autonomously back NEXO into a parking spot with a touch of a key fob button by the driver. When navigating the busy streets of Malaysia, be in it the city or the outskirts, a little extra assistance can go a long way to keeping your car out of harms way.
Lane Following Assist (LFA) automatically helps assist steering to help keep they 2020 Hyundai NEXO more precisely centred in its current lane of travel at speeds between zero and 90 miles per hour (144.841 Kmph) on both highways and city streets. This advanced driving assistance feature is an additional aid helping drivers to traverse long distances with greater ease.
Hyundai’s Blind-spot View Monitor is an industry-first technology that projects the side views of the 2020 Hyundai NEXO in the centre cluster to the driver using cameras while changing lanes with the turn signal on. The system uses wide-angle Surround View Monitors (SVM) on each side of the vehicle to monitor areas that cannot be seen by a traditional rear-view mirror and create various exterior vehicle perspective views. Hyundai is the first automaker to provide drivers with video footage from both sides of the vehicle which is a welcome addition in terms of safety and driver awareness.
Blind-spot Collision-Avoidance Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist both utilise sensor technologies to help alert the driver of approaching vehicles in its intended path, whether changing lanes or when backing out of a parking spot. Blind-spot Collision-Avoidance may also provide steering correction assistance via mild braking to specific wheels when the turn signal is on and the system detects a vehicle in the blind spot area of the 2020 Hyundai NEXO.
The NEXO Blue model has an estimated driving range of 380 miles(611 Kilometres) while the limited trim has an estimated range of 354 miles (570 Kilometres)
In addition, NEXO refuelling time can be achieved in as little as five minutes, allowing a consumer lifestyle very similar to a comparable gasoline-powered SUV in terms of range and refuelling speed. With 161 peak horsepower (120 kW) and 291 lb.-ft. of torque, acceleration and power are also in comfortable regions to haul both people and items.
To achieve an ultra-rigid structure while maintaining a light weight, the 2020 Hyundai NEXO uses Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS). AHSS also reduces cabin NVH and gives the suspension a rigid structure. The 2020 Hyundai NEXO utilises a fully-independent McPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension for both sporty cornering feel and superior ride comfort. Michelin tires are fitted for excellent handling and good ride comfort.
What do you think about the 2020 Hyundai NEXO? Would this be something you would consider owning over here in Malaysia? We definitely feel with the right introduction, support and awareness, this could spark a whole new breed of SUV for Malaysian consumers.