Hyundai Motor Co. will take the wraps off a fuel cell-powered heavy-duty truck and a refrigerated trailer at next week’s Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
Dubbed the HDC-6 Neptune, the concept truck’s exterior design is inspired by 1930s-era streamliner passenger trains. Media reports also compare Hyundai’s design to General Motors’ Parade of Progress concept Futureliners in the 1940s.
The Neptune’s minimalistic interior is highlighted by a large head-up display and a framed windshield with integrated touchscreens and video feeds in place of traditional rearview mirrors. No technical information was provided.
The HT Nitro ThermoTech trailer is described as a “high-performance refrigerated concept.”
The system was developed by Hyundai Translead, a San Diego-based subsidiary that produces dry and refrigerated van trailers, flatbeds, chassis and dollies.
Hyundai offers a range of commercial trucks (Classes 2-8) and buses. The vehicles are sold in 130 countries but not the U.S.
Toyota Motor Corp. unveiled an updated version of its Project Portal fuel cell-powered heavy-duty truck with reduced weight and increased driving range.
Honda, says John Mendel, executive vice president, Automobile Division, American Honda Motor Co., is fairly rare in the U.S. auto industry right now for at least a couple of reasons.
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