2016 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Gets Minor Upgrades | Edmunds

2016 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Gets Minor Upgrades


FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California — The 2016 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell adds HomeLink connectivity and two new exterior colors for the new model year, Hyundai Motor America said on Friday.

The new colors are Hydro Blue and Chromium Silver.

HomeLink lets owners open and close garage doors and security gates and control home-lighting systems.

The Tucson Fuel Cell lease program remains unchanged for 2016. The alt-fuel vehicle is available only in California at Win Hyundai in Carson, Tustin Hyundai and Hardin Hyundai in Anaheim.

"Availability of the Tucson Fuel Cell will expand to other regions of the U.S. consistent with the accelerating deployment of hydrogen refueling stations," Hyundai said in a statement.

The U.S. Department of Energy says there are 12 hydrogen refueling stations in the U.S., excluding private stations.

Customers can lease the 2016 Tucson Fuel Cell for $499 per month for a 36-month term, with a $2,999 down payment.

The lease deal includes unlimited complimentary hydrogen refueling and At Your Service Valet Maintenance, a program that is similar to one for the Hyundai Equus flagship sedan.

Customers get a free loaner vehicle when the Tucson Fuel Cell requires service.

The Toyota Camry-sized 2016 Toyota Mirai fuel-cell sedan arrives at Toyota's California dealerships in the fall and is one of the chief competitors to the Tucson Fuel Cell.

Edmunds says: The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell is still limited to a very small audience, so consumers outside of southern California are playing a waiting game.

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