Hyundai will release a auto with low or zero emissions

Hyundai will release a auto with low or zero emissions

If you are not a fan of quirky designs, then the upcoming pickup truck from Hyundai may not be the ideal choice for you. A tunnel inside the D-pillar in addition to wheels designed in a two-piece construction help boost aero efficiency.

The next-generation Hyundai Santa Fe has been spotted undergoing hot-weather testing, and this time some of its camouflage cladding has been removed, revealing the front of the SUV.

Hyundai has also bolstered the longevity of the hydrogen-powered SUV by using highly durable catalyst technology. The new SUV also improves tank storage density, now that there are three equally-sized tanks instead of two different sizes.

Hyundai unveiled a near production version of its new fuel cell SUV with a driving range of more than 580 km per charge, compared with the 415 km for its current Tucson fuel cell SUV.

Hyundai also confirmed the new mass-produced model will feature advanced driver assistance systems with details set to be announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next January.

The mid-sized SUV will be launched in Korea early next year, followed by USA and European markets. Hyundai is also considering whether or not to bring the model to China. Hyundai's first pure electric auto IONIQlaunched previous year had a driving range of 191 kilometres (118 miles) per charge, shorter than the electric vehicles made by Tesla and General Motors.

The SUV was unveiled at a special event at the company's headquarters in Seoul, and is described as a "near-production-ready" vehicle that will eventually spearhead Hyundai's plans to accelerate green auto development. As with other vehicles of this type, Hyundai's new auto will no produce any harmful emissions and will operate using the electricity generated by its fuel cell system.

As we previously reported, Hyundai plans to launch its first dedicated architecture for all-electric vehicles.

Pictured in the gallery below is the Hyundai FE fuel cell concept.