The Hyundai NEXO is the brand’s hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle. Although it’s currently only available in southern and northern California, we like to discuss the model every once in a while, to remind you of what the future holds. It might only be available on the west coast today, but the technology is there and growing year after year, which means it will eventually make its way down here to Florida. So, as Hyundai enhanced the FCEV for the 2020 model year, we figured we’d go over some of its specs & features today.
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What’s new in the 2020 NEXO?
For the new model year, the NEXO adds a cargo cover, automatic up & down front passenger window and rear privacy glass as standard features on the Blue trim level, while rain-sensing windshield wipers are now standard on the Limited trim. This joins a host of other great features that are found in the NEXO, making it just as viable as other vehicles on the lineup.
Advanced Driver Assist Systems include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Following Assist, Driver Attention Warning, High Beam Assist and Remote Smart Parking Assist. What is Remote Smart Parking Assist, you might be asking? Well, that’s a feature that allows the NEXO – which isn’t just a fuel cell vehicle but a partially autonomous vehicle as well – to park or retrieve itself, from a space that is either parallel or perpendicular. You can do this from the driver’s seat or from the curb! Other advanced safety features available in the NEXO include Blind-spot View Monitor, Surround-view Monitors, Blind-spot Collision-Avoidance Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist.
While there are plenty of other great features and design cues that make the NEXO an outstanding option on top of its autonomy and fuel-cell nature, we just want to quickly discuss the vehicle’s power, range and efficiency. The NEXO’s powertrain enables it to generate 161 horsepower alongside 291 pound-feet of torque, achieve an MPGe of 65 city and 58 highway on the Blue model with an estimated range of 380 miles, or 59/54 city/highway with a range of 354 on the Limited model.
If we learn any information about the 2020 Hyundai NEXO beginning to expand outside of California, we’ll be sure to fill you in immediately, so be sure to keep your eyes glued to our blog here at Cocoa Hyundai!