The Hyundai FE Fuel Cell Concept has made its debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show, and it points the way to an all-new production SUV with a hydrogen fuel cell drivetrain.
The FE Fuel Cell Concept is said to build upon the lessons that Hyundai has learned from the ix35/Tucson Fuel Cell car, which was launched in 2013, and is currently available for lease in 17 markets across the world, including South Korea and California.
Hyundai isn't giving out many specifics about the FE Fuel Cell's drivetrain, so we don't know how much power and torque the car's electric motor makes, nor how much it weighs.
Hyundai claims, though, that the FE Fuel Cell's drivetrain is 20 per cent lighter and 10 per cent more efficient, while the power density of the hydrogen fuel cell stack has been improved by 30 per cent.
The one hard number that the company is willing to publish is the concept's range of around 800 kilometres on a full tank. That's big step up from the current ix35/Tucson Fuel Cell, which has a 462km range according to the US EPA.
Part of the reason for the big increase in range is because Hyundai is keen to address "the current limited hydrogen infrastructure".
Aside from its advanced drivetrain, the FE Fuel Cell Concept also features an accompanying electric scooter with a charging and docking port in the boot, portable battery packs that can be recharged by the car's fuel cell, and a cabin humidifier that uses water exhaust generated by the car's fuel cell stack.
Hyundai says that elements from the dramatically styled crossover concept will "influence" a new crossover fuel cell car that's scheduled to launch in 2018.
The new SUV will one of 14 environmentally-focussed models that Hyundai plans to launch by 2020.