The main changes to Hyundai's Coupe are redesigned lights front and rear and a new nose with a slightly odd single flared-nostril grille. The cabin gets a makeover, too, with better quality materials, blue-lit dials and an iPod-compatible stereo.
What’s it like?
In many ways, the Hyundai Coupé is an excellent car. It’s good looking, handles well, has accurate steering and a decent interior. Even the ride – which we criticised in the old model – is better, though the Coupé still jars around town.
It’s not all good news, though. The engine is only just powerful enough, it feels unwilling to rev and sufficiently coarse to be genuinely unpleasant on the ear.
Should I buy one?
The biggest problem with the Coupé is the price. At almost £18k, it’s £200 more expensive than a Focus ST and £500 more than a Mazda MX-5 2.0i, both of which are more fun and, frankly, more desirable too. However, if you must have a sub-£20k Coupé, it should be your choice, because it’s the only choice.