Hyundai gives sexy coupé fresh face for 2005
Aggressive new front end
Redesigned front and rear lights
New side ‘shark gills’
New cloth and leather trim on entry level 1.6 S
Sporty aluminium touches to all interiors
Prices starting at just £14,795
Plus free insurance until 31 March on Coupé 1.6 S
The new-look Coupé features a redesigned front profile including new headlamps, aggressive looking new front air intake, front bumper and fog lamps, new side ‘shark gills’, new rear light clusters, new door mirrors, 17 inch alloy wheels on the 1,975cc 2.0 SE (as seen up to now on the 2.7 V6) and 17 inch lightweight forged alloy wheels on the potent
2,656cc 2.7 V6.
Meanwhile, interior changes include: new lighter headlining, an improved overhead console and additional chrome interior touches. There is also a new leather-trimmed cloth interior on the 1,599cc 1.6 S.
Performance and economy remain impressive. The 1.6 S has a top speed of 115mph and covers 0-62mph in 11.9 seconds. The 2.0 SE has 141bhp, a top speed of 129mph and reaches 62mph from a standstill in 9.3 seconds.
The range-topping 2.7 V6 boasts 165bhp, has a top speed of 137mph and 0-62mph figure of just 8.3 seconds.
Hyundai’s Coupé now consistently outsells Toyota’s Celica and Audi’s TT, and the UK has become the biggest European market for the car, ahead of Spain and Italy.
Prices for the new Coupé are as follows: 1.6 S: £14,795; 2.0 SE manual: £16,795; 2.0 SE automatic: £17,795; 2.7 V6 manual: £18,795; 2.7 V6 automatic: £19,795.
In common with the rest of the Hyundai range, the Coupé comes with the company’s pioneering five year, unlimited mileage, fully transferable warranty as standard – making it the only Coupé on the market with this level of warranty cover.
And what is more, in a ground breaking move Hyundai is offering free insurance on the 1.6 S until the end of March for up to three named drivers aged 25 to 65 (offer excludes Northern Ireland).