Hyundai has unveiled the all-new Hyundai Blue2 Concept, the company’s latest addition to its ‘Blue Drive’ sub eco-brand, at the 2011 Seoul Motor Show.
The Hyundai Blue2 (Read as “Blue square”), Hyundai’s first sedan-style Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV), previews the design of the South Korean automaker’s next-generation sedan models and also picks up the latest in hydrogen fuel cell technology.
The Hyundai Blue2 is powered by a fuel cell electric system that delivers a stack power of 90kW (120 hp) and fuel economy of 34.9km/ℓ (2.86 l/100km or 82.2 mpg US). The Blue2 is materialized in a sporty and luxurious style, a combination of futuristic, flowing designs and eco-friendly features.
The Blue2 is equipped with low-resistance tires and alloy wheels which are designed to improve aerodynamic performance, while the car’s interior design encompasses a futuristic look by using eco-friendly new materials.
The Blue2’s condition is visible via unique and futuristic images on the exterior of the car through outside LED screen panels, which are located on both the front and rear of the car. Blue2 also features a welcome system which recognizes the driver, while an automatic opening door system enhances the driver’s convenience. Conventional side mirrors are replaced by side cameras and a roof camera, offering a state-of-the-art driving environment.
The exterior designs flow inside the vehicle, with asymmetrically-designed dashboards and doors to optimize a driver’s convenience and add emotional value. Wider seats enable people to get in and out of the vehicle more comfortably.
Hyundai combined the cluster and center fascia, applying an advanced Transparent Organic Light Emitting Diode (TOLED) monitor and ultra-light tempered glass, called Gorilla Glass, providing more accurate and vivid graphic information. The infotainment system is operated by a Motion Sensor Moustick, a haptic wheel and motion sensor that respond to the driver’s touch and hand movements, respectively, giving drivers a new experience.[wzslider height=”400″ lightbox=”true”]