2012 Chicago Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- Hyundai officially unveils the 2013 Elantra coupe at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show.
- The Elantra coupe is powered by the same 148-horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder as the sedan.
- Fuel economy for the manual-equipped Elantra coupe is rated at an estimated 40 mpg on the highway.
CHICAGO — Hyundai expanded its popular small-car lineup this week, officially unveiling the 2013 Elantra coupe at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show.
Longer and wider than Honda's Civic coupe, the Elantra coupe is powered by the same 148-horsepower 1.8-liter "Nu" Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) engine found in the Elantra sedan. The four-cylinder is mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
Fuel economy for the manual setup is rated at an estimated 29 mpg/city and 40 mpg/highway. Hyundai notes the highway figure is 11 percent more efficient than a manual-equipped Civic coupe.
Due in showrooms this spring, the Elantra will be available in base GS or sporty SE trim. Six airbags, and stability and traction control, as well as a braking package that includes ABS with brake assist and electronic brakeforce distribution comes standard. The GS is equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels, and the SE upgrades to 17-inchers wrapped with P215/45R17 tires.
Electronic push-button start and Bluetooth are standard on both trims, while the SE has the option of adding a 7-inch touchscreen navigation system with rearview camera and iPod/USB inputs.
Edmunds.com says: The 2012 Elantra sedan was already named North American Car of the Year. The addition of a coupe to the model line just confirms that Hyundai's making the right choices with the redesigned Elantra lineup.