Hatchbacks are coming back in stronger than just about any other 80s fashion, but with the twist of better technology and innovation and this holds true for the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe that Hyundai fans have been standing in line for. From the looks of it, Hyundai did a good job ditching the compact coupe model to add the hatchback feature for this particular version. The Korean automaker is setting its sights on the younger crowd with this updated Elantra which until now wasn’t the most stylish or trendy of the Hyundai lineup.
Along with adding the fifth door to take the view of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe out of the dumps of its previous image Hyundai refreshed the front fascia to give it a more distinctive angled styling, more pronounced foglamps and blacked out grille giving it a sportier look. The rest of the body is rounded with a finishing touch of chrome trim around the hexagonal grille. Some are calling this piece lipstick, but under any other name, it’s still as attractive.
While the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe has a sporty look and a quick feel to it, it is no sports car. It has a 1.8 liter four cylinder engine. This engine offers 148 horsepower and 131 pound feet of torque. This is the same engine that is in the sedan, but does feel just a bit more powerful in the Coupe with a firmer feel to the driving.
The 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe base price starts at $17,445 with an additional $775 destination fee. This gives you a six speed manual transmission. The next version up, the Elantra SE will be $2,300 more, with an additional $1,000 is you want the automatic transmission. Premium amenities including navigation, upgraded audio and a rear view camera are another $2,350 tacked onto the price. This makes it only $23,870 including destination fees for a fully loaded Hyundai, unless you want the Elantra SE with fog lights and 17 inch alloy wheels it could up to around $26,838 which is still competitive for this class.