2007 Hyundai i-Blue ConceptEnlarge Photo
As far as we know, Hyundai doesn't have a deal with Apple, but the automaker's latest concept from the
The i-Blue concept was conceived at Hyundai's Design and
On board, there's the third generation of Hyundai's fuel-cell technology, developed at the company's Eco-Technology Research Institute in
The rather large, chunky vehicle looks as much a crossover vehicle as a coupe-like four-door, with an aggressive, arched roofline and 2+2 seating. The very high beltline and small side-window openings make a strong design statement, but to be pragmatic they might prove difficult in real-world parking or lane-changes.
There are no plans to produce the i-Blue, though Hyundai says that it is seeking to make fuel-cell vehicles a reality in the next decade and it says the i-Blue “...signifies a major step towards the commercialization of Hyundai fuel cell vehicles.”
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