hyundai intrado

A sketch offers the first glimpse of the Hyundai Intrado Concept, which will make its debut in Geneva next March. The crossover will be equipped with a next-generation hydrogen fuel cell drivetrain that the automaker says is both smaller and lighter than that currently powering the ix35 Fuel Cell.

The Intrado, which is codenamed the HED-9, will have the honour of being the brand’s first concept car to feature styling inspired by Fluidic Sculpture 2.0. Styled and engineered by the company’s European R&D centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany, the design study takes its name from the underside of an aircraft’s wing, which produces lift and enables flight to take place.

It’s built around a super-lightweight structure made from a mixture of advanced materials and joined using a revolutionary technique, and Hyundai says that other technical aspects of the car also derive inspiration from aircraft, such as the adoption of a style born out of purpose and the removal of all unnecessary weight from the mix.

No specific tech details as yet, but the automaker says more info on the Intrado will come about before its Swiss debut.