Kia’s marketing chief for Europe has confirmed that a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle is in development and will be introduced by the company in 2021.
Speaking to Autocar, Artur Martins indicated that the new car would be a larger model with an underlying platform that could accommodate combustion, hybrid, EV and fuel cell powertrains.
Set to adopt a unique design that will reinforce its eco-friendliness, the new model is expected to use Kia’s next-generation fuel stack and provide a range of 500 miles and a top speed of 105 mph. Kia maintains it has managed to deliver roughly 10 percent more performance from its fuel cell system despite being able to reduce its footprint to the size of a 2.0-liter combustion engine.
While the Borrego FCEV SUV is currently the lone fuel cell vehicle in its lineup, it appears more likely that the popular Kia Sorento will become the recipient of the hybrid technology.
Martins was also able to confirm that a fuel cell version of Kia’s Stinger halo model is not planned.
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