The Hyundai Intrado concept has been previewed at a media event at the firm's European headquarters in Frankfurt.
The Korean manufacturer has released a single image of the rear of the new concept, which will be shown for the first time at the Geneva motor show in March next year. It appears to be a highly stylised compact SUV, with similar proportions but looking more low-slung than the Nissan Juke.
Peter Schreyer, president of the Hyundai-Kia Motor Group and the man responsible for the group’s design direction, said: “I don’t want to put it in a box and say ‘this is an SUV’ immediately. It is more lifestyle than utility, let’s put it that way.
"It is not a big car. It is quite an interesting combination of design and technology and that’s what I like about it.
The Intrado will use an evolved form of Hyundai's hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain, which will be smaller and lighter than the unit which powers the ix35 Fuel Cell. The company will use the car to explore lightweight engineering and high-tech materials. It is not based on the underpinnings of any of Hyundai's current model line-up.