It’s official – the British have fallen for the charms of the new Hyundai Coupe, as more Coupes have been sold in the UK than any other European country.
The car went on sale at the end of January 2002, and since then Hyundai Car (UK) Ltd has sold 2026 examples to the end of May.
Jonathan Spence, Marketing Director of Hyundai Car (UK) Ltd, said: "We are delighted the Coupe has been received so well here; the combination of style and substance at such a competitive price is clearly what the British have been waiting for."
The previous model Coupe was also well regarded; selling nearly 24,000 examples in the UK, it won prizes for its looks and all-round ability and regularly outsold the Fiat Coupe in Italy!
There are three versions of the current Coupe available in the UK; the 1.6S at £14,495, the 2.0 SE at £16,495 and the 2.7 V6 at £18,495.
All have an impressive standard equipment list. The following features are standard across the range; driver, passenger and side airbags, anti-lock brakes, six speaker radio/CD player and air conditioning. The 2.0 and 2.7 V6 add leather seats and cruise control to this list. And for the first time Hyundai is offering a six-speed gearbox; the 2.7 V6 has one as standard.
A range of accessories is now available for the Coupe for customers to personalise their car, and for the first time satellite navigation equipment is available as an extra-cost option.Published 10 June 2002