Hyundai Coupe Review (2005)

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Hyundai Coupe Review

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For 2005 the new-look Hyundai Coupe features interior changes which include: a new lighter headlining, an improved overhead console and additional chrome interior touches.

How It Looks - Interior

For 2005 the new-look Hyundai Coupe features interior changes which include: a new lighter headlining, an improved overhead console and additional chrome interior touches.

The interior is a vast improvement on previous models, and is functional and well laid out. There is a hint of Far East influence rather than Western design and fortunately it lacks the tackiness that we have seen in the past. We particularly like the use of metal grained trim on the central console, which houses the fuel consumption meter, torque gauge and voltage meter.

All the important instrumentation is legible on large analogue black dials with white lettering/ numbering with red needles. One thing worth mentioning is that Korean car manufacturers swap over the indicator stalk to right hand side, which leads to problems with journalists of our limited brain power when the wipers come on when you are trying to indicate - but you do get used to it.

Overall we were impressed and quite happy with the interior which is in keeping with exterior of the car.

Infotainment

Our test car was fitted with a Hyundai branded RDS radio with a single slot CD player, which drove six speakers. The system was in keeping with the cost of the car and was not disappointing.

Rivals
  • Alfa Romeo GT, Audi TT, Mazda RX-8 and Toyota Celica
What We Liked
  • The competitive price
  • The five-year unlimited mileage warranty
  • Engine/exhaust note
  • Quality of interior materials
What We Disliked
  • Limited head room
  • Rear visibility when reversing
  • Electric aerial - we just hate them
What We'd Like To See
  • (ESP) Electronic Stability Programme
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Hyundai Coupe Road Test Data
Model ReviewedHyundai Coupe 2.7 V6
  
Body TypeCoupe
ColourSamba Red
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph8.3 Seconds
Top Speed 137 mph
  
Transmission6-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban20.3 mpg
Extra Urban37.2 mpg
Combined28.5 mpg
  
Insurance Group14
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty5-Year unlimited mileage warranty
6 year anti-perforation warranty
3 years' Hyundai RAC assistance
Price (when tested on the 14/02/05)£ 18,795

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