Hyundai Curb Concept
  • Hyundai Curb Concept
  • Hyundai Curb Concept

  • Hyundai Curb Concept
  • Hyundai Curb Concept

  • Hyundai Curb Concept
  • Hyundai Curb Concept

  • Hyundai Curb Concept
  • Hyundai Curb Concept

  • Hyundai Curb Concept
  • Hyundai Curb Concept

  • Hyundai Curb Concept
  • Hyundai Curb Concept

  • Hyundai Curb Concept
  • Hyundai Curb Concept

  • Hyundai Curb Concept
  • Hyundai Curb Concept

  • Hyundai Curb Concept
  • Hyundai Curb Concept

  • Hyundai Curb Concept
  • Hyundai Curb Concept

  • Hyundai Curb Concept
  • Hyundai Curb Concept

  • Hyundai Curb Concept
  • Hyundai Curb Concept

  • Hyundai Curb Concept
  • Hyundai Curb Concept

Love it or hate it, the Nissan Juke has drawn attention to itself and to its maker. Little wonder, then, that Hyundai wants to follow a similar formula.

According to our compatriots over at Edmunds, Hyundai has a whole raft of new products in the works – as you'd expect from the world's fourth-largest automaker – including replacements for the current Tucson and Elantra sometime next year, but also a subcompact crossover to target the Juke, not to mention tiny softroading rivals like the forthcoming Chevrolet Trax. Details at this point are few and far between, but it appears Hyundai is committed to making it as zany as the Nissan it will target. The Korean automaker revealed the Curb concept (pictured above) along similar lines at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.

Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski tells Edmunds not to expect a mini Tuscon, but to "Think of maybe something that looks like a Juke or something that has edgy, dynamic styling." Considering how off-the-map Hyundai went with the Veloster and its unconventional array of doors, we know the Korean automaker can think outside the box for this Gen-Y crossover. Whether the edge tiny CUV market has space for more than the Juke, however, is another matter. One way or another, look for the tiny Korean crossover to arrive sometime in 2017.


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      E
      • 7 Months Ago
      I'll wait until I see the final version.
      JYD
      • 7 Months Ago
      Another Soul after Cube. Juke is ugly but attractive because it's different from others. This one is just ugly.
      fulredy
      • 7 Months Ago
      Contest for most ugly, I see.
      gunnerz
      • 7 Months Ago
      so, in order to compete Juke, you have to match the ugliness? lol This is 3 years old design - There were many changes in Hyundai's design department recent years. I really hope Hyundai has something better by now.
        K. Rogers
        • 7 Months Ago
        @gunnerz
        I hope they have more liberating accountants as well. The Juke has torque vectoring AWD, independent suspension, and ride quality that isn't all that bad. If Hyundai tries to base their Juke competitor on the same platform as the Accent with its archaic rear beam suspension and choppy ride quality, this will be another mediocre car like the Veloster. Believe me, I know. I had a Veloster Turbo for 11 months before I got rid of it.
      K. Rogers
      • 7 Months Ago
      Is this one going to be based of the el cheapo Accent platform as well??
      Krazeecain
      • 7 Months Ago
      Oh boy, prepare for the next pontiac Aztec.
        Dmitriy Markelov
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Krazeecain
        Except this one will sell like hotcakes and be recognized as a success. I hated the Nissan Juke when I first saw it but I see them fairly often and have warmed up to the look. It's still not for me but it's hard to argue with sales.
        bootsnchaps60
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Krazeecain
        That's already here, it's the Juke, spawn of Aztek. .
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 7 Months Ago
      Gross
      Justin
      • 7 Months Ago
      Hyundai's Juke rival is called the ix25. It's far more conventional looking (there are shots of it all over the internet). Kia plans to have one as well.
      Jeff Gilleran
      • 7 Months Ago
      Love it
      Durishin
      • 7 Months Ago
      Maybe it will even do better in the NHTSA crash tests than the Juke - which will keep me from looking seriously at the Nismo.
      E
      • 7 Months Ago
      Very cool.
      Ajr Ajr
      • 7 Months Ago
      The Malibu Maxx was the Aztek successor in hideousness. This isn't even in the same ballpark. Looks considerably better than the Juke also.
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