New Coupe will retain much of the design shown off by the Veloster concept

Hyundai’s long-awaited replacement for the Coupe is set to go on sale in the UK early next year, following its European debut at the Paris motor show in October.

The compact 2+2 has been designed as a direct rival to the VW Scirocco but is expected be several thousands of pounds cheaper.

See spy shots of the Hyundai Coupe testing

Spied by Autocar on a recent trip to Hyundai’s Namyang R&D centre in Korea, the new Coupe looks short, with quite a long and flat-looking rear deck, but is otherwise a close match for the 2007 Veloster concept.

Company insiders suggest that the Coupe will have an asymmetric body, with two doors on the left-hand side of the car to make entry to the rear of the cabin easier from the kerb. The car will also have a conventional hatchback.

Powering the new Coupe is Hyundai’s latest 1.6-litre, direct-injection ‘Theta’ engine. In entry-level trim it’ll have 140bhp, and an optional twin-clutch gearbox. A 200bhp 1.6-litre turbo variant will arrive after launch.

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4 June 2010

As long as it's RWD, I'll be happy - but if it's a Scirocco rival, it'll just be a squashed I30 instead. Oh, if they'd only bring the Genesis Coupé to Britain...

4 June 2010

Asymetric doors.....ewwww

4 June 2010

Hmmmm...I wait to see the undisguised article before I pass judgement. Previous efforts by Hyundai to make a coupe have in my opinion, been excellent (apart from the bug eyed update of the first one). I just hope this isn't another "well VW have made an ugly squashed 3 door hatch and called it a coupe and it's selling, so we better do too" exercise!

As for assymetric doors? It's a Coupe, its not meant to be practical!! It's meant to evoke feelings of getting away from the rat-race, freedom, fun. Not taking the kids to school! Thats what X-5's are for!

4 June 2010

The Scirocco is no great looker in my opinion, but this?! Looks like a mix between an Astra and a bread van. Where is Hyundai Smoke when you most need him.. for a laugh

4 June 2010

Bring back the polo breadvan! lol

4 June 2010

[quote rodenal]Bring back the polo breadvan! lol[/quote]

Seconded, lol

4 June 2010

Polo Shooting Brake, please!

6 June 2010

I love the Hyundai Coupe having previously owned 2 of them, I hope they haven't messed up the styling. It should be a long-ish, low, cheap GT car with TWO doors, not just a hot-hatch with a low rear roof. All we really want is the Genesis Coupe here...

6 June 2010

[quote topgearnut]I love the Hyundai Coupe having previously owned 2 of them, I hope they haven't messed up the styling. It should be a long-ish, low, cheap GT car with TWO doors, not just a hot-hatch with a low rear roof. All we really want is the Genesis Coupe here...[/quote]

Hear, hear! I don't understand why Hyundai won't bring the Genesis to RWD-loving Europe...

6 June 2010

[quote topgearnut]I love the Hyundai Coupe having previously owned 2 of them ...[/quote]

In that case you would've also loved a fine fellow, who went by the mysterious name of "HyundaiSmoke", and used to extol the virtues of Hyundai cars here. And I dare say, your love for the Hyundai Coupe would've paled against his. The man was well and truly smitten.

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