Hyundai Elantra Coupe debuts in Asia image

The South Korean based automaker Hyundai has recently announced that the Elantra Coupe has made its debut in Asia, as the Avante Coupe, at the Busan Auto Show.

The new Hyundai Elantra Coupe has been officially presented to the public earlier this year in a world debut at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show and after the company has announced that it will only be sold in the United States, the model has been revealed in Asia too, at the Busan Motor Show, under the Avante Coupe name. Besides its future launch in Asia, the Hyundai Elantra Coupe is also expected to make its way onto the Old Continent eventually, where 2013 might be the year when Europeans will be able to buy it.

The Hyundai Elantra Coupe is being powered by a 2.0 liter GDI engine, which is developing a total output of 175 horsepower and it has a peak torque of 213 Nm, mated to a six-speed manual transmission. A 2.0 liter unit is also used on the American version, but that variant is generating less power and it’s also available with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Elantra Coupe is 10 mm longer than the sedan, at 4,540 mm. The model will be available in its local auto market starting with the second half of this year.