2011 Hyundai Elantra - Click above for high-res image gallery

The crew at Inside Line reports that Hyundai is planning to unveil a new coupe version of its Elantra at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. The two-door compact would help the 40-mile-per-gallon Elantra compete more effectively against the rival Honda Civic, and as IL points out, the vehicle would also set the stage for an R-Spec offering, as well.

According to the whispers kicking around the web, Hyundai may show off a high-horsepower Elantra Coupe later down the line that packs a 208 horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder, but at first, buyers can expect the same 1.8-liter naturally aspirated four-pot found in the current Elantra Sedan to show up under the hood. Still, that engine delivers 148 horsepower and 131 pound-feet of torque. Those numbers beat out the Civic by 8 hp and 3 lb-ft of torque while delivering better fuel economy.

The addition of a two-door Elantra would see the nameplate's offerings grow to three body styles including the sedan and touring models. Head over to Inside Line to check out a swank rendering of the proposed coupe.


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      KaBoomBOX
      • 3 Years Ago
      The idea of a Elantra coupe is okay, but I'd like new Touring not based on the i30.
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      Bryan
      • 3 Years Ago
      The front of this car makes me cringe everytime I see it.
      tenspeeder
      • 3 Years Ago
      Honda and Toyota have never had so much competition as they do now in the US by so many manufacturers esp Hyundai/Kia. Keep pumping out those bland boxes and watch yoru market share continue to fall
        • 3 Years Ago
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          flychinook
          • 3 Years Ago
          For $45 more than that Si, Hyundai will give you a coupe with RWD, more hp, and much more torque. Just sayin'.
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      tantareanujellob
      • 3 Years Ago
      Another nail in the coffin of the jetta
      bonamana
      • 3 Years Ago
      Elantra coupe , veloster,new bmw 3series like sports sedan ,new roadster from kia and awd genesis......so on... when hyundai complete to dev. awd 8speed trainsmission.. they going to fight against entire brands. hyundai/kia is on fire!
      Mayoman
      • 3 Years Ago
      If it's priced right it could be a huge seller, I see a ton of Kia Forte coupes around where I live. If they can copy that success they'll have another winner on their hands.
      gregmlr
      • 3 Years Ago
      Are you listening Focus and Cruze?
        JayH
        • 3 Years Ago
        @gregmlr
        i hope NOT. i prefer the hatchbacks those two have than a "coupe" like the focus pretended to have previously....
      chi-town-andy
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'd rather have a 5-door hatch than a coupe. At least it's more useful. Oh well, we're anti-hatch here, unless it's really tall, has 4 wheeled drive and gets 16 mpg. Sigh.
        Scr
        • 3 Years Ago
        @chi-town-andy
        Supposed to be on its way to replace the Elantra Touring.
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