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Inside the Elantra Coupe, customers will find Hyundai's expertise in interior
packaging, lighting, leading-edge design and craftsmanship. This approach is
visible in gauge clarity and the tilt and telescopic steering wheel. Seat
construction uses lightweight materials and environmentally-friendly foam for
further benefits to fuel efficiency. Elantra Coupe seat design also provides
deeper side bolsters compared with Elantra sedan for sportier driving. Heated
seats are standard equipment on all Elantra Coupes, while the SE model offers
sporty aluminum pedals.
The Elantra Coupe offers two interior color choices, gray and black, available
with either the GS or SE trim. All Elantra Coupes have cloth-like pillar trim
made of fibrous tissue and volcanic rock for a premium look, feel and minimal
environmental impact. Elantra Coupe will offer seven exterior colors, three of
which are unique from Elantra sedan color choices: Monaco White Black Noir Pearl
and Volcanic Red.
Elantra Coupe is available with two audio systems. Standard is a 172-watt
AM/FM/Satellite Radio/CD/MP3 audio system with six-speakers and
iPod®/USB/auxiliary input jacks. A 360-watt system with external amplifier is
optional with the SE Technology package.
Touch-screen navigation is available on SE trim and includes a high-resolution
7.0-inch screen and voice-activation by headliner-mounted microphone. The sound
system plays compact discs, accesses digital music files via Bluetooth streaming
audio or allows driver and passenger to access their personal listening devices
through the iPod/USB/auxiliary inputs. Bluetooth audio wirelessly streams music
from select mobile phones to the head unit. The XM Satellite Radio interface is
also integrated into the navigation unit and features channel logos, real-time
NavTraffic and XM Data services, such as XM NavWeather®, XM Stock Ticker and XM
Sports Ticker. The system also integrates a rear-view camera, which cannot be
found on the Honda Civic Coupe or Kia Koup. Users can even upload personal
pictures from a USB rather than a CD to be displayed on the system's home
Elantra Coupe owners can also get premium features, such as proximity key with
push-button start, leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, power sunroof,
and dual automatic temperature control with Clean Air Ionizer and auto-defogger.
Under the hood, the Elantra Coupe is powered by the same 1.8-liter Nu
four-cylinder engine with 148 horsepower (estimated) and 131 lb-ft of torque
(estimated) found in the Elantra sedan (145 horsepower and 130 lb-ft of torque
for Elantra Coupe PZEV). This high power-density 4-cylinder puts out a full six
percent more horsepower than the Civic Coupe 1.8-liter. Thanks to advanced clean
engine technology, most Elantra Coupes sold in California, Oregon and several
Northeast states are certified as Partial Zero Emission Vehicles (PZEV) by the
EPA. The PZEV Elantra Coupe is as clean as many hybrid electric vehicles,
without the extra technological complexity and cost. The PZEV Elantra Coupe
helps Hyundai meet and exceed its environmental requirements. Outside of these
"green" states, the Elantra Coupe is available as an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle
The Elantra Coupe can be equipped with a six-speed manual (M6CF3-1) or automatic
(A6GF1) transaxle with SHIFTRONIC® manual control. Hyundai now has in-house
six-speed automatic transmissions in its small, medium and large FWD cars.
Hyundai is also only one of four global car manufacturers building in-house
unique six-speed automatic transmissions.
The Elantra Coupe rides on a 106.3-inch wheelbase, an overall length of 178.7
inches, 69.9-inch width, and 56.5 inch height for uncompromised headroom.
Elantra's total interior volume of 110.2 cubic feet exceeds the 2012 Honda Civic
Coupe and 2012 Kia Forte Koup by large margins. The Coupe's long wheelbase
allows for compact coupe efficiency with class-above relative comfort levels.
Elantra Coupe's trunk volume at 14.8 cubic feet also beats Civic Coupe and Kia
Elantra Coupe Architecture
The Elantra Coupe is fitted with a McPherson strut front suspension, with coil
springs and gas shock absorbers. The rear suspension is a lightweight coupled
torsion beam rear design for enhanced steering stability and monotube shock
absorbers for ride comfort and control. A substantial 22.0-mm diameter front
stabilizer bar helps reduce body roll and turn-in response when cornering.
Steering knuckle design, torsion beam rigidity and damper tuning have all been
recalibrated for sportier handling and steering responsiveness compared with
Elantra sedan. In addition, Elantra Coupe offers a sportier SE model suspension
calibration that is optimized for its lower-profile 215/45R17 tire.
All Elantra Coupes have column-mounted, motor-driven electric power steering
(MDPS) that adjusts instantly to changing driving conditions while improving
fuel economy over a hydraulic steering system. A quick-ratio steering rack is
used for crisp feel on turn-in.
Hyundai Elantra Coupe: Photo Gallery, Review (1/2) and Specifications