Hyundai Debuts Special Edition Veloster and Santa Cruz Concept in Chicago
Chicago Motor Show is an event that is to happen in couple of days. Hyundai will show there its "Concept & Technology Garage" that will include 2015 Tucson Fuel Cell, the latest connected car technologies the HCD-15 Santa Cruz Concept that we have seen in Detroit and the SEMA vehicles. In addition, the company will also reveal two new products, one of which was officially confirmed to be a special edition Veloster.
The Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept makes its Chicago debut. At the show it will display its characteristics as a new interpretation of truck utility. This fresh concept is intended to appeal to Millennials, whose needs range from expandable utility throughout an active week in the city.
The vehicle is created to shatter convention and offers an extension of personality. One of its key characteristics is the efficiency. The powertrain is the 2.0-liter turbo diesel unit which produces 190 horsepower (140 kW) and 407 Nm (300 lb.-ft.) of torque, but it is capable of achieving fuel economy in the high 30 mpg range. Santa Cruz is also equipped with the HTRAC All-wheel drive system.
For those who haven't visited the SEMA Show in Las Vegas last year, there is good news: Hyundai will bring five SEMA models to Chicago. These include Blood Type Racing's Genesis Coupe, Toca Signature Edition "Steel Phoenix" Genesis Sedan, ARK Performance AR550 Genesis Sedan, Bisimoto Engineering Sonata and JP Edition Genesis Coupe.
The next star of the show will be the Tucson Fuel Cell, which "wrote history" as the first mass-produced fuel cell vehicle available for consumer lease. The fuel cell technology replaces the battery pack in EVs by generating electricity from hydrogen.
This is done through an electrochemical process that does not involve hydrogen combustion, with no moving parts within the fuel cell stack. In this way the technology alleviates the limitations of traditional battery electric vehicles and maintains the day-to-day flexibility of the gasoline-powered Tucson.
At last but not least, the attendees of Hyundai's "Concept & Technology Garage" will have an opportunity to test drive the zero-emissions Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle. They will also see how the company demonstrates the latest suite of in-vehicle technologies of 2015 Sonata: the eight-inch navigation system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Hyundai's Blue Link smartwatch app.