We’ve been so wrapped up in the facelifted 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe that we almost forgot about the automaker’s other forthcoming two-door: the Elantra Coupe.
The following nighttime shots — posted by the folks over at Automotive.com — could be potentially even more significant, at least from a sales standpoint. The new Elantra sedan has proven to be a formidable contender in the compact segment, and these shots of a heavily cladded 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe make it clear Hyundai intends to match arch-rival Honda’s Civic line model-for-model, at least in terms of body styles . In case you forgot, Hyundai is planning to unveil the new coupe at the Chicago auto show. The heavily camouflaged coupe you see here was caught at a parking lot in Southern California not too far from Hyundai’s North American headquarters.
Aside from the unique and swoopy roofline, the grille, headlights, and taillights appear similar to its sedan counterpart. Additionally, we expect the coupe to share the sedan’s mechanical bits, which means the 1.8-liter, 148-hp, four-cylinder engine will be under the hood, at least as the base engine. Hyundai has been tight-lipped with the details so make sure to tune in next week for the Elantra Coupe’s official debut.