Hyundai’s Elantra lineup now includes three models, with the introduction of the five-door 2013 Elantra GT and now the 2013 Elantra Coupe, both of which are debuting today in Chicago.
The 2013 Elantra coupe adopts Hyundai’s “Fluidic Sculpture” design theme and from the side it features a a wedge-like sport coupe silhouette. The Elantra Coupe rides on a 106.3-inch wheelbase and has an overall length of 178.7 inches. According to Hyundai the Elantra Coupe’s interior volume of 110.2 cubic feet exceeds the 2012 Honda Civic Coupe. It’s trunk is also bigger than the Civic at 14.8 cubic feet.
The Elantra Coupe is powered by a 1.8L four-cylinder with 148 horsepower and 131 lb-ft. of torque. Buyers can choose between a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox. Teh Elantra Coupe’s fuel economy is estimated at 29 mpg city, 40 mpg highway for the six-speed manual transmission, and 28 mpg city, 39 mpg highway for the six-speed automatic transmission. Hyundai states that the Elantra Coupe is 11 percent more fuel efficient than the Civic Coupe (M/T).
The Elantra Coupe will be available in two trim levels, the base GS and the top-spec SE trim. It comes standard with heated seats and there are two interior color choices, and seven exterior color options.