2013 Hyundai Elantra Adds Coupe, 5-door GT models
The Hyundai Elantra has been very well received since it was redesigned for the 2011 model year, but now Hyundai is following up this popular compact sedan with the addition of a new coupe and five-door hatchback model. The 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe and 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT were both introduced at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show as a part of a Hyundai product blitz that will see seven new or redesigned models being introduced over the next 11 months (starting with the new Azera and Veloster Turbo introduced last month).
Surprisingly, Hyundai didn’t have to make too many visual changes to the Elantra when making the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe. The sleek roofline of the sedan seemed destined to offer a two-door model, and this new Elantra Coupe looks so good that it could be the spiritual successor to the Hyundai Tiburon. Going up against compact coupes like the Honda Civic and Kia Forte Koup, the Elantra Coupe boasts a design that was penned at Hyundai’s North American Design Center in Irvine, Calif. and has a coefficient of drag of just 0.28. Like the sedan, the 2013 Elantra Coupe will be rated at 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highway with the six-speed manual transmission.