If you like the lines of the new Hyundai Elantra, but wish they made it in a sportier, two door version, your wish has been granted. Hyundai has confirmed that an Elantra Coupe is not only in the works, it’s practically in the pipeline, with dealers expecting inventory this spring. Details are sorely lacking, but I suspect the initial Elantra Coupes will be built in Korea (since the Montgomery plant is running near capacity building Elantra and Sonata sedans) and will come with the same 1.8 liter four cylinder engine as the sedan. I’ve asked for an Elantra R-Spec, but Hyundai wants to emphasize the Veloster as their sport-oriented entry level car, so I’m not holding out much hope.
The new Azera mid-side sedan is still a ways off, with inventory not expected to hit Hyundai dealers before next January. The updated Azera will come with a new 3.3 liter direct-injection V6, said to be good for 260 horsepower and “improved fuel economy” compared to the outgoing 3.3 liter V6. Hyundai’s got ambitious plans for the Azera, which sold just over 3,000 units in the U.S. last year; by 2013, Hyundai hopes to sell as many as 20,000 Azeras per year in the United States. Until you can see one at your local dealership, enjoy the re-post of the above Grandeur video; I hope we get test drives like this in the United States.
Source: 4 Wheels News