The Hyundai Curb concept was one of the highlights of
the Hyundai stand at the 2011 North American International
The Hyundai Curb is a compact SUV with dynamic styling
and an extremely short glasshouse which gives it a sporty,
On the door panels is a prominent style line in the shape
of an upside-down tick. This works nicely within the overall
shape of the concept, and it helps inject some interest
into the vehicle when viewed in profile.
The interior of the Hyundai Curb is far less production
feasible than the exterior. Whereas the exterior could
quite easily be tamed down for a future production model,
the science-fiction interior is sadly just too swoopy
and space-age for the current generation of buyers. Although
the asymmetric steering wheel is a nice touch that would
be good to see on a production version in the near future.
"We wanted the Curb to be urban tough without
looking like a Brink's truck," said Jason Brown,
Hyundai designer. "City driving was going to be
its forte, not crossing the Rubicon trail, but we wanted
it to have urban armor for daily driving on city streets.
It needed to empower its passengers in this setting."
The Hyundai Curb is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter
Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) four-cylinder engine mated
to Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG). This powertrain develops
175 horsepower and 169 lb. ft. of torque. By adding Idle
Stop and Go (ISG) technology, the Curb would deliver 30+
miles per gallon in the city and 40+ miles per gallon
on the highway.
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