2022 Hyundai Nexo fuel cell electric SUV with upgrades unveiled

The Hyundai Nexo has received its first upgrade since its launch in March 2018. The new Nexo offers more convenience and safety, and it is cheaper than the old model.

The Hyundai Nexo turned three years old this month, and so, it was expected to get a facelift this year. However, that’s not what the 2022 Hyundai Nexo is. The model introduced this month carries forward the original design, but improvements are noteworthy.

The 2022 Hyundai Nexo has a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster instead of the old model’s 8-inch unit. The 3.25-inch wider display enhances driver visibility and brings the viewing experience closer to the latest industry standard. The new digital instrument cluster applies different color graphics for each drive mode (Normal/Eco/Eco+). The infotainment system is an updated unit that offers OTA update support for the navigation data.

2022 Hyundai Nexo instrument cluster 10.25 inch
The 2022 Hyundai Nexo has a new, 10-25-inch digital instrument cluster. Image: Hyundai Motor

Also new in the 2022 Hyundai Nexo is a water discharge function. There’s a new device that allows the driver to discharge the water from the exhaust. This way, the driver can ensure that there is no water logging, leaving no chance of the stack-generated liquid byproduct freezing up during winter.

The 2022 Hyundai Nexo is a wee bit safer, too. Unlike in the old model, not only the driver-side window but also the front-passenger-side window has an anti-pinch feature. Lastly, the new model has improved voice recognition that allows controlling more functions, such as the seat/steering wheel/ORVM heating, for instance.

In South Korea, the new Hyundai Nexo is up to KRW 1.25 million (about $1,100) cheaper than the old model. Prices start at KRW 67.65 million, which converts to approximately $61,400. Expect it to reach the USA as an MY2022 model.

Hyundai is developing a next generation Nexo with a much higher range which is expected to hit the market within a few years.

Featured image: Hyundai Motor