FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.-- Hyundai’s 2019 NEXO together has been recognized as a Silver Award winner in the 2018 International Design Excellence Awards® (IDEA) by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) for its forward-thinking design and distinct styling. IDEA recognizes designs that improve quality of life and push boundaries through innovation in categories such as Automotive and Transportation, Design Strategy, Consumer Technology, Environments and more.
“As the automotive landscape continues to change, we are pushing creative boundaries with designs that reflect today’s vehicle drivers and owners,” said Chris Chapman, senior chief designer, Hyundai Design Center. “We are honored to see several vehicles recognized in this category, as it is a testament to our passion for ingenuity across our Hyundai lineup.”
The all-new 2019 NEXO is Hyundai’s second-generation fuel cell electric vehicle. Its exterior design echoes the innovative energy source, exuding pure and calm styling with its streamlined silhouette and floating roof. The NEXO is the first dedicated hydrogen-powered SUV, combining the utility and reliability of an SUV with cutting-edge autonomous driving capabilities, smart advanced driver assistance systems and one of the strongest powertrains in the segment.
IDEA is a premier international design competition recognizing and promoting design excellence across a wide array of industries and disciplines, conducted annually by the IDSA. IDEA judging is based on the following criteria for Design Excellence: Design Innovation, Benefit to the User, Benefit to the Client, Benefit to Society and Appropriate Aesthetics.