Hyundai has just confirmed that a two-door coupe version of the Elantra is coming, but despite prior speculation pegging its debut at next week's LA Auto Show, the Korean automaker will be waiting until next February at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show to do the reveal.

We've seen the car, and the Elantra Coupe looks much like your regular four-door Elantra but with two less ports of entry and a much more sporting flair. Hyundai hopes to differentiate the coupe from the sedan by giving it a different set of gear ratios for a more sporting driving experience. The Elantra Coupe will also get its own unique SE trim level, which as we know based on Hyundai's traditional trim designations, is the sporty trim. The company expects the coupe to make up 20 percent of the Elantra's volume, and its obvious target is the Honda Civic Coupe, as well as the Kia Forte Koup that will share the same basic underpinnings.

In other Elantra news, Hyundai has also confirmed that a new five-door Elantra, heretofore called the Elantra Touring, will arrive in 2013. We've already seen this model; it's called the i30 in Europe where it's already debuted. The new five-door hatchback will not, however, retain the Elantra Touring name. Hyundai is keeping the new name close to its chest, but did tell us that the car will be called "Elantra something."


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      jj72
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not bad. If they want to be taken seriously, there better be more than one engine choice for the coupe.
      Ryth
      • 3 Years Ago
      Feb? Lame. That means it's not hitting till at least March. They must be waiting because they don't want to poach on Veloster sales.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      brian
      • 3 Years Ago
      Honda should be very concerned
        Jazz
        • 3 Years Ago
        @brian
        Yeah, Honda can install a radio flyer suspension on the Civic!!!!!
          MyerShift
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Jazz
          Explain "radio flyer". Do you mean "torsion beam"?
      artandcolour2010
      • 3 Years Ago
      http://artandcolour.blogspot.com/2010/08/how-about-coupe-in-new-elantra-lineup.html
      Justin Campanale
      • 3 Years Ago
      No Hyundai trolls like invisibleblog and none posting yet?
      Justin Campanale
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'd love to see some performance cariations of the Elantra. How about an AWD, 2.0 turbo Elantra with 274 hp and 35 mpg, at a price of $26-27k?
        Jazz
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        27K for an Elantra. lololololololol....
          IBx27
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Jazz
          If you feel like dropping WRX money on a hyundai, and an elantra at that, I guess you belong in a hyundai.
          ShadowVlican
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Jazz
          if it's got AWD with 274HP and achieves 35MPG, i don't see why not... it's just a name ur LOLing at
        4 String
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        Man, for that price, you should be asking for a Sonata with AWD (ok maybe a lil more). Or for 30k an Azera with AWD? lol
        You guy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        It would eat the Genesis 2.0T market. :P
        Justin Campanale
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        *variations* still no edit button. this is getting ridiculous.
      bonehead
      • 3 Years Ago
      hyundai needs to offer the Forte Koup with their 2.0L turbo and a LSD. Yeah its FWD but it would sell like crazy and fill a void in the market. 270hp, 34mpg (min), well under $25k, 2dr. They need to make that
        bonehead
        • 3 Years Ago
        @bonehead
        sorry not Hyundai, Kia, same difference, same tech
      BB79826
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wish they'd add direct injection sooner than later. The 1.8L already makes 148hp, so with DI it should make, what, nearly 170hp? It'd be the perfect base engine for the coupe.
        IBx27
        • 3 Years Ago
        @BB79826
        It makes 148 hyundai horsepower. That translates to about 120 SAE horsepower.
      Smooth
      • 3 Years Ago
      Everyone is saying Honda take note, but let's add Ford, Chevy and VW to that mix also. Honda's got a coupe in base and sporty trim. Those others do not. A Focus, Cruze or Jetta coupe would all be nice. A Focus Titanium coupe? Or an Eco Cruze coupe with manual? What about a Jetta GLI coupe with DSG? Those would all be HOT! The more coupes the merrier.....
        Jazz
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Smooth
        Perhaps the two door Yaris is scared!
      Rob
      • 3 Years Ago
      All three versions (coupe,sedan, and touring) need the 1.6 turbo and 6 speed manual as an option. The coupe has some serious potential and I agree with Brian..Honda better be taking notice
      Ryth
      • 3 Years Ago
      Interesting...Hyundai Blog is still reporting that it's supposed to appear at the LA auto show..and they have a few more spy shots. http://www.hyundai-blog.com/index.php/2011/11/11/2013-hyundai-elantra-coupe-spy-shots/
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