Hyundai never had the best of luck with small coupes. They recently dropped the Elantra Coupe, and there are rumors flying around that the Veloster Coupe will be discontinued after only one generation. Still, they just announced they are going to have another crack at this small but profitable market with the new Hyundai i20 Coupe.
In essence, the 2016 Hyundai i20 Coupe is a three-door i20 hatchback with a lower roof with a spoiler, wrap-around rear window and sleeker lines. It shares its underpinnings with the five-door model, but even so, it is too small to rival cars like VW Scirocco, which is the king of the hatchback coupe segment.
Potentially, Hyundai i20 Coupe could go against Fiat 500. But the little Korean car is going to have a tough time fighting a gorgeous Italian with years and years of pedigree and a well-established repertoire.
Designed and developed at Hyundai Motor’s Design Centre Europe in Rüsselsheim, Germany, the i20 Coupe will go on sale early next year.