Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Lease to Cost $499 a Month

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Hyundai has announced pricing for its Tucson Hydrogen Fuel Cell model, offering leases in California for $499 a month with fuel included for the life of the lease.

At the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, Hyundai had its Tucson Hydrogen Fuel Cell on display that delivers 134 hp and 221 lb-ft of performance through its electric motor. And much like its ix35 counterpart in Europe, the Tucson Fuel Cell features a lithium-polymer battery and a hydrogen tank that is capable of carrying 12.3 lbs of gas.

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Unlike the standard Tucson, the Tucson Hydrogen Fuel Cell sees its overall length increased by 0.4 inch but due to the battery and hydrogen tank, second-row legroom actually decreases by 0.6 inch and cargo capacity suffers a loss of 1.9 cubic feet. According to the Korean automaker, the Tucson can travel up to 300 miles between fills and refilling the car will usually take less than 10 minutes.

Four select California dealerships will offer the Tucson Hydrogen Fuel Cell starting in April 2014 and leases will be for 36 months and will include all maintenance costs and unlimited fuel costs. Hyundai plans to build at least 1,000 units through 2015, but of course that number will depend on demand.

GALLERY: Hyundai Tucson Hydrogen Fuel Fuel Cell

GALLERY: Hyundai Tucson Hydrogen Fuel Cell

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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