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Is Hyundai considering the Nexo for India?

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In a series of YouTube videos, Hyundai India has started promoting the Nexo fuel cell vehicle. According to the video description, Hyundai is considering fuel cell vehicles as an alternate source of propulsion instead of conventional fuels. The videos also include a look into the future of mobility through Hyundai's eyes.

Earlier this year, Hyundai showcased the Nexo at the India-Korea Business Summit held in Delhi. The SUV comes with a 95 kW hydrogen fuel cell and a 40 kW battery pack. The power output is rated at 161 BHP and 395 Nm of torque. Hyundai claims a 0-100 km/h time of 9.2 seconds and a top speed of 179 km/h. The range is estimated to be 800 km (New European Driving Cycle). The Nexo comes equipped with a range of semi-autonomous driver assistance features.

If launched in India, this could be one of the first fuel cell cars in the country and could serve as a halo product for the Korean manufacturer. However, the lack of infrastructure for fuel cell vehicles is a deterrent.

Meanwhile, Hyundai is looking to launch the Kona SUV in 2019. It will be the Korean carmaker’s first electric vehicle in India. Reports also suggest that they are considering the Ioniq as well. The car was showcased alongside the Nexo at the India-Korea Business Summit.

 
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