Hyundai Coupe

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When the first Hyundai Coupe appeared in 1996, it was not the Korean manufacturer’s first attempt at a sporty model. Whereas this Coupe was based on the mid-sized Hyundai Lantra saloon, its smaller predecessor, the Scoupe (pronounced S coupe), shared its underpinnings with the smaller Pony range.

  • Hyundai Coupe (96-02)

When the first Hyundai Coupe appeared in 1996, it was not the Korean manufacturer’s first attempt at a sporty model. Whereas this Coupe was based on the mid-sized Hyundai Lantra saloon, its smaller predecessor, the Scoupe (pronounced S coupe), shared its underpinnings with the smaller Pony range.

Featuring distinctively curvy bodywork, the Hyundai Coupe – called Tiburon in other parts of the world – was a front-wheel drive three-door coupe rivalling the likes of the Toyota Celica, Ford Cougar and Mazda MX-6.

Powered by a range of 1.6- and 2-litre petrol engines it wasn’t as fast as its looks suggested, although the F2 and F2 Evolution models, featuring spoilers used on the rally versions, at least looked the part.

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Hyundai Coupe Coupe 1996 - 2002

3 out of 5
Hyundai Coupe Coupe 1996 - 2002

New price range:
£12,879 - £20,098

Used price range:
£160 - £856

Styling; handling; value
Cheap interior

Hyundai Coupe Coupe 2002 - 2009

3 out of 5
Hyundai Coupe Coupe 2002 - 2009

New price range:
£15,145 - £20,560

Used price range:
£193 - £2,553

Well equipped, five-year warranty, stylish looks
Cramped interior, poor driving position, not as fast as it looks, steering lacks feel

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