Superb styling, spacious cabin, fuel economy, base price
Few hard-plastic cabin bits, base model safety features, slightly firm ride
The Hyundai Elantra Coupe was launched by the end of 2012 in some GCC markets. It comes with two 4-cylinder engine choices, either a 1.6-litre or a 1.8-litre engine, mated to a 6-speed automatic. The new front-wheel-drive platform has independent front and live-axle rear suspension. Standard features include 15-inch steel wheels with hubcaps, four-wheel-disc brakes, cloth upholstery, power steering, electric mirrors, keyless entry, power windows, CD/MP3 stereo with AUX/USB input and manual a/c. Higher models get 17-inch alloy wheels, intelligent keyless entry with starter button, better stereo, faux leather upholstery, fog lamps, sunroof, cruise control, power driver's seat, parking sensors and more, but not all features will be offered by all dealers. Safety features include one standard airbag and ABS, mid-range models get two airbags, while the higher models get six airbags and stability control.