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Hyundai Curb concept

Fri, 07 Jan 2011

Hyundai has teased its NAIAS concept, the Curb, ahead of its official unveiling next week, where it will debut alongside a production version of the company's Veloster coupe.

The Curb is a compact crossover with a coupe roofline, tapered DLO and exaggerated wheel arches reminiscent of the Nissan Juke, and is similarly difficult to judge in terms of scale from these images. While its exterior appears production feasible, the Curb's interior would seem to live up to its 'concept' billing, with extensive use of smart materials and touchscreen HMI. The flowing IP/center stack display looks particularly interesting.

The compact crossover (CUV) is a recipe we are expecting to see with increasing frequency both from mainstream manufacturers chasing Juke sales as well as in the premium sector thanks to the 'Evoque factor'.

We'll bring you the full story on the Curb from Detroit next week.