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click either image to view three spy shots of Hyundai's RWD coupe

The rear-wheel-drive Hyundai Coupe is mere hours away from being debuted at the 2007 LA Auto Show, but we're too excited to wait. These shots were taken minutes ago on the show floor, and reveals that the car Hyundai will have on hand is wearing orange and sporting styling cues not seen on the car that was spied at a marketing event last week. For instance, the wheels on the model debuting later today are different and much more attractive than those on the earlier car. This car's front end also appears to be different than the earlier marketing car, with a chin spoiler in black hanging off of what appears to be a larger lower air intake. Finally, there's also what appears to be black trim ahead of the rear wheel that could be for show, could be a faux scoop or may be a protective piece that's pulled off before the debut. Either way, we're happy to bring you these photos and sate your curiosity for a few hours before we can publish the mother load of info on Hyundai's new rear-wheel-drive coupe.

[Photos: Brenda Priddy & Co.]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      that is how you do an unveiling

      lower expectations by "leaking" some shots of a months old prototype and then unveil the finished product that you know looks much better

      its like the exact opposite of what subaru did with the impreza
      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      This thing will kick so much ass!
      Affordable RWD great looking thingy dingy dongi dingi!
      • 7 Years Ago
      hope this kicks ass.
      fingers crossed.
      die ney-sayers.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's officially billed as a concept but obviouslly very close to production.
      • 7 Years Ago
      My guess is that this orange car is a concept, while the spy pics from last week's marketing event were of an actual production car.
        • 7 Years Ago
        My thinking was that they're both concepts, one earlier and one later. People likely weren't impressed or moved when looking at the first one, so they tweaked it and came out with this. They spiced it up, got rid of that rear-window dip, and painted it orange. From here, they will gauge the reaction this concept gets, and design the production model accordingly.

        Of course, that's just my guess.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I never in a million years would have thought that I could actually consider a Hyundai. All I can say is, that I support car manuf. that go in the right direction. (ie. offer FR layout cars.)
      • 7 Years Ago
      nice but could be better...
        • 7 Years Ago
        Hyundai and RDW is something I don't assosiate together. If they build it, I won't buy it.
        • 7 Years Ago
        What happened to it being a shooting brake????????????
        • 7 Years Ago
        * RWD
      • 7 Years Ago
      This coupe looks impressive. Now how can anyone say this sucks without having heard from anyone who's driven this car? I'm willing to wait for the automotive press to put this through the wringer and issue their verdicts.

      Right now armchair quarterbacks can only make exaggerated claims about what this car can or can't do.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Chevy Nick. --More so than Honda or Toyota.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Revisiting the sketches released about two weeks ago makes the silver coupe photos, at the marketing event, now seem irrelevant. These teasers photos from Priddy reveal lines and components in the sketches. But I am still in 'no comment' mode
      • 7 Years Ago
      As far as a daily driver, this one has me as interested as I would be about a new fabric softener.

      BUT: strip the insides out, tighten the suspension, put a nice diff on the back and super-charge that bitch and we can talk club racer...
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