Spied: Completely undisguised 2012 Hyundai Elantra Coupe!

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    Spied: Completely undisguised 2012 Hyundai Elantra Coupe!

    Spied: Completely undisguised 2012 Hyundai Elantra Coupe!
    Left Lane News
    January 20, 2012
    by Nat Shirley

    It wasn’t meant to be unveiled until next month’s Chicago Auto Show, but thanks to our spy photographers we now know exactly what the upcoming Hyundai Elantra Coupe will look like.

    The two-door variant shares much with the strong-selling sedan, with the most obvious changes including a gracefully sloping roofline, side windows that sit flat rather than sweeping up and a more distinct lower character line (part of the car’s “fluidic sculpture” surface detailing) that flows into the rear fender flare. More subtle alterations can be found in the newly triangular foglamps in addition to the lip spoiler and black plastic lower bumper around back.

    The Elantra Coupe is expected to have different gear ratios than the sedan for a sportier driving experience, but the 148 horsepower 1.8L inline-four will remain. An R-Spec version could also be in the works with a 208 horsepower version of Hyundai’s 1.6L turbocharged engine.

    Images and full article available at link.

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    Re: Spied: Completely undisguised 2012 Hyundai Elantra Coupe!

    It looks like the doors are too far forward for the design. That makes the rear windows look too big and a boring greenhouse shape. Better than Chevy and Ford's offerings...

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    Re: Spied: Completely undisguised 2012 Hyundai Elantra Coupe!

    Its not surprising. Front and rear look lifted directly from the sedan. The silhouette and greenhouse design looks a lot like the Honda Civic coupe though. Its okay.
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    Re: Spied: Completely undisguised 2012 Hyundai Elantra Coupe!

    Once again-GM shows concepts while Hyundai actually sells something.
    Too bad GM doesn't act with the same sense of urgency and flair. Shows what can happen when the right CEO is hired

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    Re: Spied: Completely undisguised 2012 Hyundai Elantra Coupe!

    They stole Mazda's smile!

    Typical Hyundai, looks like it's already been wrecked.

    Or, like someone stuck a Toyota and a Honda in a blender.....

    I could go on....
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    Re: Spied: Completely undisguised 2012 Hyundai Elantra Coupe!

    Was that a dent on left panel behind the door?

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    Re: Spied: Completely undisguised 2012 Hyundai Elantra Coupe!

    Wow, I cant stand that front end, its so goofy looking!
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    Re: Spied: Completely undisguised 2012 Hyundai Elantra Coupe!

    But, but, but the marketplace for two door FWD cars is small! How can Hyundai do it when GM can't? Sigh.

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    Re: Spied: Completely undisguised 2012 Hyundai Elantra Coupe!

    VERY busy design. I like it about as much as the sedan which is not too much. Kudos to them for making it though, especially in light of the other coupes they make.

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    Re: Spied: Completely undisguised 2012 Hyundai Elantra Coupe!

    busy front end or not but they are bringing their A-game, GM again fails to capture a vehicle in this market...
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    Re: Spied: Completely undisguised 2012 Hyundai Elantra Coupe!

    I think it looks very sharp. Another winning design from Hyundai.

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    Re: Spied: Completely undisguised 2012 Hyundai Elantra Coupe!

    Quote Originally Posted by neshapop View Post
    Was that a dent on left panel behind the door?
    Apparently Hyundai isn't People First.

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    Re: Spied: Completely undisguised 2012 Hyundai Elantra Coupe!

    Sorry that front end = vomit

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    Re: Spied: Completely undisguised 2012 Hyundai Elantra Coupe!

    I like the sedan, but the little pug nose and the stretched out greenhouse don't look right together, IMHO.

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    Re: Spied: Completely undisguised 2012 Hyundai Elantra Coupe!

    Not bad. Looks kinda like a Civic.

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