[PHOTO GALLERY] 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe debuts at Chicago image

Hyundai has recently presented the 2013 Elantra Coupe during the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, which is bringing the Asian “fluidic sculpture” to the North American event.

After the South Korean based automaker has revealed the Elantra GT at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, during the press days preview, Hyundai has decided that it’s time for the 2013 Elantra Coupe to make its debut too. As you can see from the images posted below in the photo gallery, the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe is not that aggressive and its exterior design can actually be described as soft, with too much finesse.

Under the hood, power is being provided by the 1.8 liter Nu four-cylinder engine, which is also shared with the sedan, generating a total output of 148 horsepower and having a peak torque of 131 lb-ft (177 Nm). The model is returning an average of 29 / 40 mpg in city / highway, while still cutting down CO2 emissions by 30 percent. The engine is being mated to a six-speed automatic transmission but there’s no word yet on the vehicle’s performance. The Kia Koup and the Honda Civic Coupe have been identified as the main rivals for the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe, but its future customers will have to wait until spring, when the model will hit the dealerships and its pricing will be announced.