Hyundai Coupe Road Test

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Hyundai Coupe Review

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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)
Build Quality

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.

Conclusion

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 Melanie Carter
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Hyundai Coupe Road Test Data
Model ReviewedHyundai Coupe SIII 2.0 Litre
  
Body TypeCoupe
ColourShine Red
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph9.3 Seconds
Top Speed 129 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypePetrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban25.9 mpg
Extra Urban44.1 mpg
Combined35.3 mpg
  
Insurance Group10
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty5-Year / Unlimited Mileage
Price (when tested on the 26/07/07)£18,022 OTR

The information contained within this Hyundai Coupe review may have changed since publication on the 26 July 2007. The actual model road tested may feature options and functionality specific to that model, which may not be available as on option or be fitted to other models in the range. Options may not be available on UK specification cars. You may wish to check with your local Hyundai dealer, before making a purchasing decision. E.&.O.E. You may NOT reproduce this car review in full or part, in any format without our written permission. carpages.co.uk © 2017