Hydrogen-powered vehicles increasingly are moving further in its development. Honda and General Motors have already caught running and if his rivals are not espabilan will be left behind. The Hyundai group (with included Kia) is working very hard to have in a short time a hydrogen-powered vehicle on the market. In addition, according to the signature generation hydrogen fuel they will be so compact that they will occupy the same as a block of 2 liter combustion but it will performance a 10 per cent higher than its namesake.
According to said Artur Martins, head of marketing for Kia in Europe, the South Korean firm is working to have its hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in the market at the end of the year 2021. If true this information Kia hydrogen vehicle development has to be at an advanced stage of its development. Although it does not surprise us, nothing already that Hyundai (your brand sister) has already had an iX35 hydrogen and accumulated some experience in the subject.
On the statements of the head of Kia for Europe we have also found some technical feature of the hydrogen engine. According to the firm responsible for engine incorporating the Kia model will be as large as a traditional block of 2 liters of engine displacement. The difference is that it will be 15 percent more compact and light, and his performance will be 10 percent higher than traditional. In addition, the autonomy that the model should be should be hovering around 800 kilometers and its maximum speed would be encrypted in some respectable 170 kilometers per hour.
Martins has also confirmed that the new model of hydrogen of the brand will have two characteristics. The first will be a completely different design. This makes us understand that it will not share base with none of the models that the Asian manufacturer has in its catalogue. Another of the features is that it will be a vehicle with large proportions, for what we could be talking about a new sedan or a large SUV.
With these tracks we speculating a couple of options. On the one hand, we would have a version to the next Kia Stinger hydrogen (obviously with an own design). On the other hand we could see the next generation of the Sorento with a hydrogen version in its range. However in this case the premise of distinctive design, would not be met even if the firm could surprise us with an adaptation of his model in a tone more luxurious or differentiating.
We will be attentive to any photos that may arise from the model when it goes on its validation test. Surely we will soon have more data on this important model for Kia Motors.