The second generation of Hyundai's Fluidic Sculpture design language has arrived a bit early, thanks to these leaked images of the Korean automaker's Intrado Concept. Set to make its big debut at next month's Geneva Motor Show, the three-door crossover is based on a next-generation version of the hydrogen powertrain used in Europe's ix35 Fuel Cell (that'd be a hydrogen Tucson, for anyone who's wondering).

We can see some 2015 Genesis Sedan in the grille, but the sharp, narrow LED headlights are something different. The c-shaped LED taillights also look good, although we're less sure about the odd fairings around the wheel wells. Overall, it's not a terrible design in our minds, but it probably won't be the pretties vehicle to debut in Geneva.

But instead of focusing on the design, let's talk about what impact the Intrado may have on Hyundai. Aside from the hydrogen powertrain, it seems as if the Intrado's design is too conservative to be a pure concept. Instead, and as you may have guessed from our headline, we're thinking this could be a preview of the next-generation Tucson. Considering the Tucson and its cousin the ix35 are the oldest vehicles in Hyundai's lineup (not counting the Sonata, which is getting replaced at the New York show) and it's a vehicle sold worldwide, previewing its replacement on a stage as big as Geneva doesn't strike us as a bad idea.

What we can say for certain is that we should expect to know a lot more about the Intrado when it debuts at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show – if not sooner. Have a look up top at the four images of the latest concept from Hyundai and let us know what you think in Comments.


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      Arturo Rios Jr.
      • 10 Months Ago
      Those camaro hips are popping everywhere, I would never though that they would be in that many cars. This is not good news for Camaro fans or even the mustang now that the 2015 has adopted a similar shape.
      artspeedperformance
      • 10 Months Ago
      I like the quartic steering wheel adapted off an Austin Allegro.
      CruzControl
      • 10 Months Ago
      I actually like it.
      mylz
      • 10 Months Ago
      Even the Maserati Kubang I see a lot of similarities. But hey Hyundai and kia will copy almost anything with wheels
        flychinook
        • 10 Months Ago
        @mylz
        Name ANY car, and you'll find a long line of people willing to tell what what car it copies.
        Slideways
        • 10 Months Ago
        @mylz
        Seriously? It has no RELATION with the Kubang at all... other than its has 4 wheels. People really need to put away with that tired Hyundai/ Kia stereotype.
      mylz
      • 10 Months Ago
      Well this looks familiar... Aston Martin Lagonda
      FierySolstice
      • 10 Months Ago
      Come on Hyundai, stop copying Audi! Get your own design! Tweaking the grill or headlights a tad doesn't make it an original design! This is Audi all the way! I hope Volkswagen sues them for copyright infringement!
        MrMonkaroo
        • 10 Months Ago
        @FierySolstice
        Did you forget that Peter Schreyer use to be Audi's chief designer and is now President and head of design at Kia and now Hyundai? Much of the Audi's design language today still carry over tones from his tenure. This design has nothing to do with Audi.
          Actionable Mango
          • 10 Months Ago
          @MrMonkaroo
          Your last sentence COMPLETELY conflicts with your first two.
      joe shmoe
      • 10 Months Ago
      almost can't tell a hyundai from an audi these days. In a few years, they'll be making identical cars
      Jeff Dennis
      • 10 Months Ago
      The front looks too much like the Audi Quattro concept
      danger_carlosdanger
      • 10 Months Ago
      This *does* look like an Audi... quite a bit like a blend between their Quattro and Allroad Shooting Brake concepts.
      flubadub
      • 10 Months Ago
      Another freaking crossover booster-seat vehicle for the inconsiderate people who take their "commanding views" at the expense of other drivers on the road. There's some consolation, though. With their higher centers of gravity, these vehicles have a 47% higher fatality rate in single-vehicle crashes, and single-vehicle crashes account for 55% of highway fatalities.
        AAA
        • 10 Months Ago
        @flubadub
        flub- do you apply the same criticism to minivan drivers? How about pickups? More importantly, you may want to retake some basic math courses. Read this again: http://www.iihs.org/iihs/topics/t/general-statistics/fatalityfacts/passenger-vehicles#Crash-types It does not not mean SUVs have a higher fatality rate in crashes. It means that, of accidents involving fatalities in SUVs, single vehicle accidents are more common. Your stats say nothing of the overall death rate, which could still be lower. For example, say we have 100 cars and 100 SUVs. Say accident fatalities show 50 deaths in cars and 10 deaths in SUVs. Now say 2/10 deaths in cars are from single vehicle accidents, while 6/10 deaths in SUVs are from single vehicle accidents. This 20% number for cars vs. the 60% number for SUVs says nothing of the lower fatality rate for SUVs in accidents overall.
      Bryan Rex
      • 10 Months Ago
      Looks like 100 other concept suv's... Koreans like the Chinese can't come up with anything on their own, just steal what they see the Americans and Germans are doing...
      Eggmania
      • 10 Months Ago
      designed by audi
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