Rumors About All-new Hyundai Subcompact Crossover

The latest announcements of the future Hyundai subcompact CUV are pretty timid because of the fact that no one can say with certainty that this vehicle is going to be released. It’s not official yet, but the automaker is probably already working on the subcompact crossover’s development. Since the particular market segment is more and more attractive to various manufacturers, Hyundai wants its chunk of the market. They’ll primarily focus on the most prominent markets — the U.S. and Europe as well as China — but the CUV is going to be available all over the world. Although the manufacturer has a well-established design language the upcoming crossover won’t follow the traditional Hyundai style. Reportedly, the all-new subcompact CUV is going to diverge from the recognizable Hyundai exterior. It will, certainly, have some styling cues which will be enough to declare its belonging to the Hyundai family, but the overall style will be radically different.

Hyundai Intrado Concept As Base For New Hyundai Subcompact Crossover

Hyundai Intrado Concept

Appearance And Style Of New Hyundai Subcompact Crossover

As an attempt to attract younger buyers, the new Hyundai subcompact CUV will look modern and hip. This isn’t just a strange Hyundai’s intention which came out of nowhere; the market segment’s unspoken rules caused that every new subcompact vehicle is expected to look young and dynamic. Those vehicles are designed to be appealing to the urban and young people who are probably looking for their first car. That’s why the appearance is drastically important in this segment. The forthcoming Hyundai subcompact CUV won’t use the style of the famous Tucson or the rest of the Hyundai SUV lineup. It will probably rely on the Intrado concept, a very modern and sharp-looking crossover which was introduced at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show.

Hyundai Intrado Concept Rear

Hyundai Intrado Concept

The concept has narrow, angular headlights, big wheels and some gentle curves intersected by very sharp lines. The overall style is pretty futuristic, so the production version based on the concept probably won’t be looking exactly like this. However, the basic style, hidden below all the cosmetic decorations, can be used for the production crossover. The concept’s body shape, its roofline and general proportions will probably stay and they will be recognizable at the production version. According to some rumors, the subcompact crossover could be built on the platform used for the ix25.

Hyundai Subcompact Crossover Release

The Hyundai small SUV will compete against the stylish urban vehicles such as the Nissan Juke or the upcoming Honda HR-V. The automaker seems to be a little bit late, since the reports said that this vehicle couldn’t be released before 2017. Until the crossover’s release, the particular market segment will be pretty cluttered, but the expected niche expansion might be a good chance for the Hyundai subcompact CUV.

Photos: Hyundai

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