Everyone knows that two doors are cooler than four, so when you need a ride that makes a statement, there’s no doubt that you’ll be looking at the newest coupes on the market.
What’s New in Coupes for 2016?
Pony cars are the big sellers for the segment, and an all new Camaro has hit the market, taking on the critically praised Ford Mustang. The new Camaro rides on a new platform, borrowed from the Cadillac ATS. While the 3.6-liter V6 and the 6.2-liter V8 are available, Chevrolet is also including a new 2.0-liter turbocharged engine as the base model, that will offer better fuel economy.
Other rear-wheel drive coupes have received thorough refreshes and packaging changes. The Nissan 370Z and Hyundai Genesis Coupe are getting a little long in the tooth, but packaging changes allow both vehicles to be offered at under $30,000, making a huge bargain. Hyundai has killed off its 2.0-liter turbocharged model, and will offer the 3.8-liter V6 engine instead.
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Another new coupe to the market is the Civic. While not as sporty as those other vehicles, the Civic is more practical and more fuel efficient, thanks to its thrifty powertrains. A new 1.5-liter turbocharged engine is available and is paired to a CVT to ensure the Civic is both fun and fuel-friendly.
What’s coming in Coupes?
We’re expecting one more pony car to debut in the next year, this time the Dodge Challenger, which is expected to ride on a new platform that’s possibly borrowed from the Alfa Romeo stable.
Of course, we also can’t wait for the sportier variants of the Civic to arrive, meaning the Civic Si and the hotter Type R will hit the streets very soon. The Ford Focus RS is also on its way, as are a new Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S.