Hyundai Intrado Concept Teaser
Hyundai are really bent on shaking the foundations of the automotive industry. At least, that's what we are led to believe from the latest piece of news that's come out of the South Korean manufacturer. The 2014 Geneva Motor Show will host the arrival of an "iconic" concept called the Hyundai Intrado. It's supposed to be a super-space-age type of car that brings innovation, refinement and utter awesomeness. Hyundai go as far as claiming that the Intrado, with its super-lightweight structure made from a mixture of advanced materials, has the potential to change the way cars are constructed in the future.
Apparently, Intrado is a term from aerospace – the underside of an aircarft's wing which produces lift. Hope they didn't take that idea too seriously, or we fear that the grip of the Hyundai Intrado will be pretty abominable. The thing is, the concept should be drawing some inspiration from aircraft technologies - use of advanced materials, keeping it light, a form that follows function exclusively, and a highly efficient powertrain. Peter Schreyer, President & CDO of Hyundai Motor Group, commented:
"Hyundai Intrado envisages a motoring future that encapsulates the efficiency and freedom associated with flying. I believe in the power of mobility to deliver emotional as well as physical connections and this car helps us find again the joy of discovery. Intrado shows that future cars can be relevant and exciting."
The body style is, actually, based on something called the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0. It has been designed by the Hyundai Motor European R&D centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany. As for the efficient powertrain – the Intrado will make use of a lighter and less voluminous version of the one in the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell.
That's all we have for now. Viva la revolution?