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Hyundai to unveil the Intrado concept at Geneva Auto Show 2014

Team OD  /
26 Feb 2014 13:40:49 IST

Hyundai Motors will be unveiling its Intrado concept car which is codenamed HED-9, at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. Intrado is named after the underside of an aircraft wing - an area which creates lift. The exterior is also a progressive form of Hyundai's fluidic design language.

The exterior boasts a clean, aerodynamic design without any unnecessary detailing and has body panels made out of advanced super lightweight steel built around a central carbon frame. The car gets LEDs on the head and tail lights.

Hyundai-IntradoThe exterior boasts a clean, aerodynamic design without any unnecessary detailing

Carbon fibre is also used liberally in the cabin. The seals of opening panels shut directly against the central carbon frame revealing the material whenever doors, hood or trunk are opened. The interior has been laid out in 'Beaufort Orange' which contrasts with the exposed carbon fibre.

The car, Hyundai says has a lightweight construction and a highly efficient power train.This concept's structure is made of a central carbon fibre frame that allows body panels to be made from any material without compromising on the safety aspect. This kind of structure allows designers to work with a varied range of materials giving them more flexibility in design. Use of light weight steel further enhances crash performance and repair times according to Hyundai.

Hyundai-Intrado_4The interior has been laid out in 'Beaufort Orange' which contrasts with the exposed carbon fibre

Intrado is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell that makes use of a Li-ion 36kWh battery, which can be refueled in minutes and has a claimed range of 600 kilometres. In addition to this the only emission it gives out is water making it an eco-friendly alternative. Hyundai says that the Intrado will be fun to drive and agile.

Intrado was styled and engineered at Hyundai's European R&D centre in Russelsheim, Germany. It is also the first Hyundai to be developed under the supervision of Peter Schreyer who became president and chief design officer of Hyundai Motor Group in January 2013. This is what he had to say about the Intrado, Effortless and sensual, Intrado reflects the open-mindedness and constant renewal of the Hyundai brand. It also shows that Hyundai wants its customers to rediscover the joy and freedom that should be associated with personal mobility. That's why this car has such purity of purpose - it's logical, lovable and liveable."

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