Here it is, ladies and gents – the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe. The svelte new two-door will make its official debut at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show in just a few weeks, but our intrepid spy photographers managed to catch this completely uncovered prototype on the back of a flatbed truck.

Not surprisingly, the new coupe relies heavily on the same Fluidic Sculpture design language of the award-winning sedan, though subtle tweaks have been made to give the two-door a bit more sporting flare. The foglight housings appear larger and more angular, giving the front end a slightly more aggressive appearance. Out back, a small lip spoiler has been added to the rear deck that both enhances the swoopy profile shape of the Elantra and adds another element of style to the rear end.

As we reported earlier, the Elantra Coupe will get a sport-minded SE trim level, and all in, Hyundai hopes that the coupe will account for 20 percent of all Elantra sales. We'll have the full details in just a few weeks, but scroll through our gallery of spy shots to see naked coupe from all angles.


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      Michael
      • 2 Years Ago
      That dent illustrates the problems with those strong body lines. When they are damaged that body line exacerbates the amount of damage that has been done because it interrupts the eye as it travels across the car. My car has the same problem, as it seems other drivers are intent to open their doors into my car, and it seems that the body line is the place that takes most of the hits.
      Berto
      • 2 Years Ago
      DING!!!!
      PeterScott
      • 2 Years Ago
      If you are going to two doors you should at least have a hatch to handle larger items...
        Matrix
        • 2 Years Ago
        @PeterScott
        the hatch is also coming, infanct it's already out in Europe 2013 hyundai i30, it will get a different name for the USA market along with engine specs.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Claud
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like it's already been dinged......just aft of the door and below the rear quarter window....
      Soccer Mom
      • 2 Years Ago
      That dent on the side is an interesting design feature. I wonder if it would catch up.
      john
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks way too much like the sedan version. Honda does a better job of differentiating the coupe from the sedan.
      50 AKA Ferrari
      • 2 Years Ago
      The dent on the back = WIN
      postpast
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm curious. Has anyone here done bodywork on one of these heavily designed cars (Sonata, Fiesta, Elantra, etc)? It looks like it would take an artist to fix the quarter panels or door on some of these. Looks interesting though
      john m
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice door ding!
      Smooth
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's not a bad looking car. Hopefully there will be a version to compete with the Civic SI, GTI, tC, etc. And lets hope they follow Honda's move of adjusting the suspension tuning of the coupes to be sportier than that of the sedan counterparts. I wonder if the rear seats will still be heated?
        k9182
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Smooth
        You worry about the sportiness of the suspension, yet you want the comfort of rear heated seats? You brain must be an amazing place.
          Smooth
          • 2 Years Ago
          @k9182
          The sedan has heated rear seats on the Limited model. I was just wondering if the coupe would have the same. Calm down....my brain is clearly not the one in need of being questioned.
      Redline
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not bad-looking, but not great either. I'm disappointed that the c-pillar is thicker than on the sedan, and that the car looks a bit plain. Doesn't it detract from the appeal of a coupe when the sedan has a sportier-looking roofline and greenhouse?
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