hydrogen-powered vehicles each time are advancing more in their development. Honda and General Motors have already caught his run-up and if their rivals are not espabilan be left behind. The Hyundai Group (Kia included) is working very hard to be in a short time a hydrogen-powered vehicle in the market. In addition, according to the company the next generation of hydrogen fuel cells will be so compact that they will occupy the same as a block of combustion of 2 liters of displacement but will have a performance for a 10 per cent higher than its namesake.
According to has declared Artur Martins, responsible of marketing of Kia in Europe, the signature south Korean is working to have its vehicle hydrogen fuel cell in the market at the end of the year 2021. If true this information, the vehicle development of hydrogen from Kia has to be in an advanced stage of its development. Although we do not miss anything, because Hyundai (their sister brand) has already had a iX35 hydrogen, and accumulates some experience on the topic.
In the statements of the head of Kia Europe we have also found some technical characteristic of the hydrogen engine. According to officials of the firm the engine that will incorporate the model of Kia will be just as big a block of traditional 2-liter. The difference is that will be 15 percent more compact light and your performance will be 10 percent higher that the traditional. In addition, the autonomy that should be the model should be around 800 km away and its maximum speed would be encrypted in a respectable 170 kilometers per hour.
Martins has also confirmed that the new model of the hydrogen of the brand will have two characteristics. The first will be a completely different design. This makes us understand that does not share base with none of the models that the asian manufacturer has in its catalog. Another feature is that will be a vehicle with a large proportions, so that we could be talking about a new vehicle or a large SUV.
With these tracks we can thinking a couple of options. By a part we would have one version to the hydrogen of the next Kia Stinger (evidently with a design of their own). On the other hand we could see the next-generation Sorento with a version to hydrogen in your range. However, in this latter case does not fulfill the premise of the differentiating design, although the company could surprise us with an adaptation of his model in a tone more luxurious or differentiator.
We will be attentive to the possible photos which might arise from the model when you go out to perform their test validation. Surely soon we will have more data on this important model for Kia Motors.
Source – Kia