Hyundai Elantra Coupe Makes its Asian Debut at 2012 Busan Motor Show
Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea’s biggest automaker, showcased the Elantra Coupe to its home market today at the Busan International Motor Show 2012, which runs from May 24 to June 3 under the theme of 'The voyage of the green car across the ocean.'
“The Elantra Coupe*, developed based on the Elantra sedan, will offer new experience and value to customers with even more sophisticated styling. We will continuously offer ‘Modern Premium’ values to more customers.” said Choong Ho Kim, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor.
* The Elantra Coupe is badged as ‘Avante Coupe’ in Korea.
Hyundai’s eye-catching booth, covering the largest space at the motor show, was set up under the design concept of ‘Dynamic Flow to the Future.’ While Hyundai applied its global common booth design to reflect a unified image of its brand direction ‘Modern Premium’ worldwide, the booth was also specifically designed to exude a dynamic image of the vibrant port city of Busan.
The Elantra Coupe has an overall length of 4,540mm (10mm longer than the sedan), an overall width of 1,775mm and an overall height of 1,435mm. Thanks to the 2.0 Nu GDi Engine and its six-speed transmission, the Coupe delivers more dynamic performance comparing to the sedan with a maximum power of 175ps and maximum torque of 21.3kg.m*. The launch in Korean domestic market is scheduled in the second half of this year.
* All specifications limited to the Korean market
During the motor show, Hyundai is displaying a wide range of models from eco-friendly vehicles to high-end luxury models, including its newest concept cars,
i-oniq and Hexa Space, as well as its advanced technologies classified in seven distinctive zones. In addition, Hyundai is providing a variety of fun and creative interactive events for visitors.