Hyundai's entry level two-door, the Elantra Coupe, is getting the axe for model year 2015. That leaves the Kia Forte Koup, Honda Civic and Scion tC to hold up the receding entry-level two-door segment.

The Coupe only arrived at US dealerships in 2012, initially as a 2013 model, and it was recently updated at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, with Hyundai adding a more powerful 2.0-liter engine as standard (it was optional in other Elantra models). Considering its short run, though, we're guessing that even a quick update couldn't cure the slow sales that are likely at the root of the two-door's discontinuation. The Elantra Coupe should remain on sale in the Canadian market, according to Driving.ca.

We've reached out to Hyundai for official confirmation and a cause of death for the Coupe. When we hear back, we'll be sure to update you.

UPDATE: Hyundai spokesman Jim Trainor confirmed the discontinuation of the Elantra Coupe, telling Autoblog, "It was a niche player for us and we're going to turn our attention on the Elantra sedan and Elantra GT."


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      CapinCwab
      • 4 Months Ago
      Slow sales? I'm not surprised. I wanted to test drive one of these recently but my Hyundai dealership didn't have any in stock. The salesman said that they almost never received any and he even checked nearby dealers and they didn't have any either. Looks like they just didn't make enough of these things for people to take notice of. 
      aj
      • 4 Months Ago

      man i guess it looks like my car is gonne be  a rarity , 

      KGenesis
      • 4 Months Ago
      I imagine Hyundai's offering of the Elantra Coupe was not a solid offering in comparison to a Civic SI coupe or Scion TC which have a stronger appeal to the target audience. Even Hyundai's own Veloster most likely took a portion of potential buyers. No worries, the sedan will continue to sell well in its segment.
        carguy1701
        • 4 Months Ago
        @KGenesis


        The Elantra coupe was never marketed against the Si. Also, the Si only accounts for a small portion of total Civic coupe sales.

          hokkaido76
          • 4 Months Ago
          @carguy1701

          Regardless, the coupe never matched the sales of the Civic coupe nor other coupes within the segment.

      Len Simpson
      • 4 Months Ago

      shoulda been a hatch

      Neutral President
      • 4 Months Ago

      Really not at all surprising. When the sedan looks as good as it does, there's almost no reason to opt for two fewer doors and styling that's nearly identical. I think i can count on one hand the number of Elantra Coupes i've seen in the wild. I wish they would have brought over the Elantra wagon (i30 Estate) instead of this AND the Elantra GT. 

        tommyg1814
        • 2 Months Ago
        @Neutral President

        Coupes big doors make it very easy for taller people to get in and out and ther rear doors on the sedan are way too small to get in and out. The coupes just look better too

      Alpha23
      • 4 Months Ago

      Hyundai made an elantra coupe? Who knew...

      Dfelix70
      • 4 Months Ago

      I was just thinking the other day that I haven't many, if any, Elantra coupes on the road, yet I see tons of Civic coupes.  I think the problem was that the sedan already had a nice, swoopy design, with the benefit of two extra doors and the coupe didn't really deliver a design aethestic advantage that most people look for in coupes.  I actually anticipate the same fate is going to happen to the Cadillac ATS coupe.

        carguy1701
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Dfelix70

        The ATS Coupe isn't even on dealer lots yet.  Don't pigeon hole it just yet.

      carguy1701
      • 4 Months Ago


      My guess is that the Forte Koup was out-selling it.

      sonatalover2011
      • 4 Months Ago
      the designs of the 2011 and beyond hyundais have been looking real good, but lopping off two door on the elantra was a poor idea
      Krayzeeass
      • 4 Months Ago

      Booooooooooooooooooooooooo! Why doesn't every automaker just whittle down their lineup to one compact sedan, one midsize sedan, and one compact CUV? It would make things a lot easier, no? Asshats.

      BB79826
      • 4 Months Ago

      I don't think the design of the sedan transferred that well to the coupe. But at the same time, it's annoying that once again there's a body style different from a sedan and no one buys it.

      Bernard
      • 4 Months Ago

      This market has been dead for awhile. Regardless, Hyundai has the Veloster.

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