Hyundai Elantra Coupe To Debut At 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

Harry Lay
by Harry Lay

The all-new Hyundai Elantra Coupe will debut this fall at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, with Hyundai is hoping this new coupe will eat into Honda Civic Coupe sales.

The basic powertrain will likely come from the sedan which is powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder producing 148-hp and 131 lb-ft of torque. Hyundai is also likely to create a high performance Elantra R-Spec in 2012. This coupe will likely be powered by the same 208-hp turbocharged engine already confirmed for the high-performance version of the Hyundai Veloster. Transmission choices for the Veloster include an optional duel-clutch automatic transmission for its naturally aspirated 1.6-liter engine, so this will likely be the choice for the R-Spec Elantra.

Fuel economy will likely be around 29 MPG city and 40 MPG highway regardless of transmission, trim level and wheel size. The Elantra sedan is offered in two trim levels including GLS and Limited. Coupe equipment will likely be similar to the sedans offerings.

[Source: Edmunds Inside Line]

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  • Miguel Gonzalez Miguel Gonzalez on Jun 29, 2011

    What are the so-called brains at hyundai thinking when they're about to offer a coupe Elantra with 200 plus hp for the enthusiats and not offer a six speed manual. Thanks Honda , you still get it right.

  • K butt K butt on Jul 05, 2011

    Thanks Hyundai for offering a six speed manual in the Accent, Veloster, Elantra sedan, Sonata, AND Elantra coupe. A big thanks to Miguel for the mis-information.