Rendering: Can this Hydrogen-Powered Concept Inspire A New Lineup of Audi Vehicles?

Audi h-tron Glaciah could be a better alternative to the e-tron Series

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With the transformation from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles, car manufacturers worldwide are trying more efficient ways to improve technology and be better than the rest. But how about we look into other alternatives, like the hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, which do not have to carry a massive battery under the floor. Meet the Audi h-tron Glaciah; a hydrogen fuel cell powered SUV imagined by Jeesoo Kim and heavily inspired by Audi’s Skysphere concept.

Rendering: Can this Hydrogen-Powered Concept Inspire A New Lineup of Audi Vehicles?
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Audi is one of the leading German carmakers busy expanding its electric car line-up rather than giving love to some of its ICE-powered cars that are screaming revamp. The problem is that EV batteries are heavy, so something like the h-tron Glaciah concept rendered here gives us hope Audi’s future cars might not be battery-powered. The concept’s front fascia looks similar to the Audi Skysphere from 2021. The boxy design philosophy, coupled with low overhangs, gives the h-tron a futuristic look. The headlight clusters are not typical LEDs, but are micro LEDs embedded in the hood for a more seamless visual. Also, the headlights have variable graphics, similar to the Skysphere. The intake grille is covered but has a honeycomb-mesh design, and there is an illuminated Audi logo sitting on the top.

Rendering: Can this Hydrogen-Powered Concept Inspire A New Lineup of Audi Vehicles?
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From the sides, the boxy design continues, and we found that the H-Tron has a similar-looking side profile to the Q4 e-tron Sportback. However, the wheels are enormous, and even the ground clearance seems to be above average. In addition, the front, rear, and window glasses are tinted. The rear exposes the sleek LED lightbar and the Audi logo integrated into the rear lamps. The lower bumper is designed to make it less drag coefficient.

Rendering: Can this Hydrogen-Powered Concept Inspire A New Lineup of Audi Vehicles?
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A more aggressive RS version of the h-tron has been imagined too. Unlike the default h-tron, the RS has more dynamic exterior styling elements. Thanks to a trapezoidal-based theme, the front bumper has more prominent side vents for better airflow, and even the headlights look sharper. With all these visuals, the h-tron concept seems to be a tremendous urban utility vehicle that is also imagined to run on hydrogen fuel cells. If you like what you see, follow Jeesoo Kim and show some appreciation on Behance.

Source: Jeesoo Kim via Behance

Amreetam Basu
Amreetam Basu
Automotive Journalist
After working predominantly as a freelancer at CarHP/CarIndigo, Amreetam joined the TopSpeed team as a journalist in September 2021. In a world where SUVs are booming, he favors sedans and adores BMWs and Mercedes, with a special spot for Lexus and Genesis. He is currently pursuing Master of Arts in History and is 23 years old.  Read full bio
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