A last minute addition to our list of automotive-goodness to watch out for when the Detroit Motor Show kicks-off tomorrow – this time from Hyundai. The Korean automaker will rip the covers off its HCD-12 Curb Concept as well as presenting the world debut of its 2012 Veloster sports coupe, a vehicle that's immediately notable for it's three forward-hinged doors (two on the passenger side, one on the driver’s side).

Apart from these teaser pics, there is basically zero detail on the HCD-12 Curb concept vehicle ... but we have less than 24 hours to wait before all is revealed.


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There is (slightly) more detail on what to expect from the Veloster. The vehicle first appeared as a (two-door) concept back in 2007 and it looks to have retained some of the styling – at least from the front.

Apart from the unusual door configuration, the pic so far released indicates a split rear glass hatch at the back. From the (very short) video below we also know that the Veloster will be powered by a direct-injection engine (expected to be a 1.6-litre four-cylinder) a married to a dual-clutch transmission. There's also a promise of Bluetooth connectivity and fuel economy is estimated at 40 mpg (5.88 liters/100 km).

Stay tuned for more throughout the week as we report from the floor of the North American International Auto Show.

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