Concept designed to attract young buyers with its urban-chic appeal. The Curb Crossover Concept is the work of Hyundai's American design team.

Hyundai has debuted the Curb Crossover Concept, a compact crossover/SUV, at the Detroit auto show.

Targeting the likes of the Nissan Juke, the Curb Crossover Concept is the work of Hyundai's team at its California Design Center whose goal was to develop a model with an urban/street-evoking appeal that would draw the attention of young consumers. The styling is also in keeping with Hyundai's "Fluidic Sculpture" design paradigm.

Being a concept, the model is big on tech. It features a fluid-like display screen that flows around the contours of the cabin. There are also monitors on the steering wheel and the rear headrests.

All that makes even the head-up display look kind of lackluster. The Curb Crossover Concept also features Hyundai's Blue Link telematics technology that can send the vehicle's location to a social networking site (read: Facebook) through a location sharing feature.

Under the hood is a fairly common 1.6 liter GDI turbocharged to 175 bhp (130 kW / 177 PS) and 169 lb-ft (229 Nm) of torque.

See the press release for full specs.

Be part of something big