Hyundai didn’t stop with the 2012 Veloster when it opened its booth at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show and also revealed the Curb Concept, a compact Urban Activity Vehicle (UAV) which previews a rival for the popular Nissan Juke.
Designed for the Generation Y living an urban lifestyle with an active night life, the Hyundai Curb Concept is a vehicle loaded with technology and features a design that starts with the glass that spills into the hood and wraps around the cowl, covering the A pillars.
Just like the 2012 Veloster, the Curb Concept look resembles the face shield of a sport bike motorcycle helmet. The profile is dominated by a boomerang trajectory bodyside line. Furthermore, the headlights feature a sleek design, creating the illusion that they are connected into the engine compartment or interior.
The exterior design is completed by the 22-inch five-spoke wheels and Michelin tires featuring a custom saffron colored tread pattern to match the interior. Due to the fact that the car was designed for the Generation Y buyers, the interior is described using one word: connectivity.
A large acrylic screen with multiple zones allows information to be passed between passengers all via a touchscreen that appears endless. A Heads Up Display (HUD) provided by Continental with navigation keeps the drivers eyes on the road, while passengers search for their favorite channel on Pandora.
Under the hood, we find a turbocharged 1.6-liter Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) four-cylinder engine mated to Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG). The engine delivers 175 hp and 169 lb. ft. of torque. Fitted with Idle Stop and Go (ISG) technology, the Curb promises to deliver a fuel consumption of 30+ miles per gallon in the city and 40+ miles per gallon on the highway.