Hyundai unveils image of hydrogen truck ahead of 2019 launch

Tinuku - Hyundai Motor unveiled Friday a rendered image of its upcoming hydrogen-powered truck slated to be launched next year. The name of the vehicle and the actual vehicle will be unveiled in time for the launch next year.

The Korean automaker said it would announce more details, including data, development status and sales plans of its next-generation hydrogen trucks, at the upcoming IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018, which kicks off Wednesday in Hannover, Germany.

Tinuku Hyundai unveils image of hydrogen truck ahead of 2019 launch

The fuel cell electric truck boasts a distinctive design which sets it apart from the rest of the Hyundai commercial vehicle line-up. It has a simple and clean design, is aerodynamically efficient and has a spoiler and side protector, Hyundai said in a statement.

The upcoming hydrogen truck has a strong image and motifs of hydrogen represented by geometrical grill patterns, the automaker said. Hyundai is currently developing hydrogen cars, with the aim of targeting the eco-friendly car market globally amid growing interest in green cars driven by environmental regulations.

The automaker plans to advance into the European market first with the hydrogen trucks and expand to other markets based on demand and the status of hydrogen charging infrastructure.

“When the hydrogen truck is mass-produced next year, Hyundai’s hydrogen leadership will extend to commercial cars beyond sedans and sport utility vehicles,” said a spokesperson of Hyundai Motor.

The company said it will announce official figures and specs for the truck in Hanover. Hyundai launched the world’s first hydrogen car, Tucson, in 2013 and its next model, Nexo, a hydrogen-powered crossover SUV, in March.

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