Photo courtesy of Hyundai.

Photo courtesy of Hyundai.

The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell compact SUV arrived in Southern California on May 20, several weeks ahead of the first sales of the the vehicles to retail customers, the automaker announced.

Initially, Hyundai will offer the Tucson hyrdrogen-powered vehicles as part of a leasing program for $499 per month on a 36-month term with $2,999 down.

Hyundai is including unlimited free hydrogen refueling and valet maintenance at no extra cost. The vehicle will initially be offered at three dealers, including Tustin Hyundai, Win Hyundai in Carson, and Hardin Hyundai in Anaheim.

Hyundai has set up a microsite for interested customers here.