By Tom Krisher (Associated Press)
In this Sunday, Nov. 16, 2013, file photo, a model poses next to a Hyundai Tucson facelift on display at the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, In 2014, Hyundai says it will starts selling Tucson SUV powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. It will be the first mass-market vehicle of its type to be sold or leased in the U.S. AP/Lai Seng Sin, File
DETROIT — For years, the joke in the auto industry was that a mass-produced car that runs on hydrogen was always a decade away.
That will change next year when Hyundai starts selling a Tucson SUV powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. It will be the first mass-market vehicle of its type to be sold or leased in the U.S.
"These things are now ready for prime time," John Krafcik, Hyundai's North American CEO, said last week. His company plans to announce details of the new Tucson on Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Even as the industry focused on battery-powered and hybrid cars, automakers such as Hyundai, Honda and Toyota kept up research on fuel cells. Now they appear to have conquered obstacles such as high costs, safety concerns and a lack of filling stations. These vehicles could help the companies meet stricter future fuel-economy standards.
Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), in collaboration with FOX Philippines, gets zombie-fied, just in time for the premiere of Season 4 of the most watched and anticipated drama series on cable TV.
Hyundai’s close association with The Walking Dead has raised the global car brand’s level of cool. The kiwi green Hyundai Tucson has become a star in its own right as the getaway car of Rick Grimes’ band of survivors. Hyundai’s subsequent creation of The Walking Dead Chop Shop app fired the imagination of zombie-philes the world over to design their own Zombie fighting machines.
This October, HARI treats the public to a month-long The Walking Dead-themed promotion, kicking off with the first-ever Filipino-made zombie survival car, a Tucson designed by Atoy Customs.
Early sightings of the zombie car have created a huge buzz on the popular social networking sites.
Catch the Hyundai zombie survival car as it continues to make rounds in the following areas: