Hyundai exec gives details on new RWD coupe

Hyundai exec gives details on new RWD coupe

Most of the information on Hyundai’s new RWD coupe is based merely on speculation and a few spy shots, as any official details are incredibly hard to come by. We know that it will be based on a shortened version of the carmaker’s new RWD platform that will debut in the upcoming Genesis sedan. Developers will probably use Hyundai's 3.8L V6, which develops 260hp and 348Nm of torque in current guises. However, there's also talk of a smaller 2.0L turbocharged motor in the works.

We now have a few more clues from Hyundai’s U.K. Chief Tony Whitehorn, who spoke recently with BuinessCar. Whitehorn hinted that the new coupe will make its European debut at next year’s London Motor Show in July and will be more expensive than the Tiburon, which it’s replacing.

The car is said to draw some styling influences from the Velostar concept (pictured) but is only about 50-60% the same, says Whitehorn. There will also be no diesel or hybrid variants as well as a rumored V8 model. Click here to see a rendering of the car purported to be an official sketch.