The materials were of a quality that you would expect for a vehicle within this price range.
What We Disliked
- The 2.0 litre engine feels like it could do with a 6-speed gearbox
- Limited head room
What We'd Like To See
- A bit more performance
- ESP and Traction Control as standard (they aren’t even available as an option on the 1.6 and 2.0 models)
The materials were of a quality that you would expect for a vehicle within this price range. Hyundai must have confidence in the Coupe because they have backed the vehicle up with a full five-year/unlimited mileage warranty.
Value For Money
If you want a new car and it has to be a coupe then the Hyundai Coupe SIII is about as cheap as it gets. The 1.6 base mode starts at £15,772 moving up to £19,597 for the ranging topping V6, 6 speed manual. The 2.0 litre model we drove is £18,022 OTR. The only two quoted extras for the 2.0 litre are for metallic or mica paint £375 and SmartNav at £495. If you wanted an automatic then this would add £1,000 to the on the road prices listed above.
The five year unlimited mileage warranty with three year RAC cover and six year anti-perforation warranty makes the Coupe SIII good value for money.
Most cars are still featuring a three warranty - an extra two years cover would probably cost you an extra £800 on a new car. We commend Hyundai for taking this stand and encourage all manufacturers to follow their lead.
The Coupe SIII is a welcome addition to the Hyundai model range, and the revisions over the Coupe II certainly make a difference.If you are on a budget and want a new coupe then Hyundai have the answer, it isn’t as much fun to drive nor does it have the performance of the Mazda RX-8 or the Nissan 350Z but then they are more expensive. If you are not looking for out and out performance then the 2.0 litre coupe SIII is a safe bet, especially with its 5-year warranty. 26 July 2007
Hyundai Coupe Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Hyundai Coupe SIII 2.0 Litre|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||9.3 Seconds|
|Top Speed||129 mph|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||44.1 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||TBA|
|Warranty||5-Year / Unlimited Mileage|
|Price (when tested on the 26/07/07)||£18,022 OTR|