Mike Stevens | Feb 9, 2012

Hyundai has revealed a coupe version of the all-new Elantra small car this week, targeting the US market and Honda's new Civic Coupe.

For style, there's little to separate the front and rear of the Elantra Coupe from its Sedan sibling, and with its flowing roofline and high rear deck, the sedan also looks a little sportier.

Still, the emotional appeal of a proper two-door coupe (rather than a sedan made to look like one) can't be denied, and Hyundai expects the Elantra Coupe to sway more than a few Civic Coupe buyers to the Korean side.

To give it a slight style edge over the Sedan, the Elantra Coupe gets a few extra highlights and sharper triangular fog lights up front, along with twin exhaust tips and a larger diffuser-inspired insert in the rear bumper.

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Don't expect any extra juice under the bonnet, either. Power is provided by the same 110kW 1.8 litre four-cylinder engine available with the Sedan, matched to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Standard features in the Elantra Coupe include a seven-inch touchscreen nav system and reversing camera, Bluetooth, iPod and USB connectivity, keyless entry and engine start, six airbags, ESC and electronic brake-force distribution.

Available in left-hand-drive only, the Elantra Coupe is not expected to make a local debut. With the new Veloster now on sale, we imagine Hyundai Australia is perfectly fine with the situation.


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