As you probably know, Hyundai is bringing a fuel cell concept CUV, the i-Blue, to the Frankfurt Motor Show from its design center in Chiba, Japan. Hyundai hasn't released much new information on the car, but we do have two new pictures to show. Click on the image above for a larger version of the i-Blue and go behind the jump for another high-res view.

Aside from the third-generation fuel cell car, Hyundai is also debuting the i30 estate and the Veloster coupe to Frankfurt. These two will be covered on Autoblog; we'll keep an eye on the i-Blue.

[Source: Hyundai]



Hyundai's official statement on the i-Blue:


In keeping with this year's IAA show theme of sustainability and climate protection, the i-Blue demonstrates a significant step towards commercialisation of hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles. Hyundai is making tremendous efforts to achieve mass production using the technology within the next decade.

The hydrogen-powered, zero-emission concept was developed at Hyundai's Design and Technical Centre in Chiba, Japan. The all-new platform is tailored to use Hyundai's third-generation fuel cell technology, currently being developed at the company's Eco-Technology Research Institute in Mabuk, Korea.

Unlike its predecessors, which were built on SUV platforms, the i-Blue is a new D-segment 2+2 crossover utility vehicle (CUV).

"The i-Blue is Hyundai's first-ever model designed from the ground up to incorporate fuel cell technology, marking a tremendous leap forward for our R&D program," said Dr Hyun-Soon Lee, President of Research and Development. "Our engineering team has successfully designed a more compact fuel cell vehicle, while still realising the safety, comfort, convenience and driving range of a traditional internal combustion engine vehicle."


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