It's not a secret that automakers love dropping new models. It is clear now that Hyundai plans to launch a hydrogen-powered vehicle, not taking into account the fact that the current Tucson Fuel Cell is now available. Hyundai has already sold almost 1000 Fuel Cell units.
Ahn Byung-ki, Hyundai Motor Group's director of eco-vehicle development, said that the next-generation hydrogen powertrain will be an all-new model that will be "somewhere between a CUV and SUV." It's interesting what is going to be under the vehicle's hood. The upcoming model will use a fuel cell that doesn't need as much platinum and will have a bigger battery and a smaller motor.
It was expected that the all-new model would arrive in 2020, but Ahn Byung-ki said that they have a good opportunity for PR at the 2018 Winter Olympics, that is why they decided that it would be better to launch the model earlier.