|Sporty/performance car; Built in South Korea|
|Good condition price range: $1,000 – $1,400*|
1992 Hyundai Scoupe
1993 Hyundai Scoupe Turbo
1993 Hyundai Scoupe Turbo engine
1994 Hyundai Scoupe
1995 Hyundai Scoupe
Secondhand prices might appeal due to low resale value, but don’t expect the precision or finesse of, say, a Mazda MX-3, Nissan NX, or Toyota Paseo when you drive home a Scoupe.
Beneath the Scoupe’s 2-door notchback sport coupe body sat the same front-drive platform used for the Excel sedan. Exterior sheetmetal was unique, however, and the Scoupe’s suspension was calibrated by Lotus of England. Power until 1993 came from the same 81-horsepower, 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine used in Excels, with a 5-speed manual or optional 4-speed automatic transmission. Scoupes had a shorter final-drive ratio than the Excel for quicker off-the-line acceleration.
Nothing was new for Hyundai’s sport coupe in its second season.
Scoupes got a modest facelift this year, including new flush headlamps plus body-colored side moldings and redesigned front sheetmetal, taillights, and rear bumper. A Turbo model and an improved 1.5-liter engine became available. Dubbed Alpha, the new engine made 92 horsepower. Developing 115 horsepower, the Turbo engine had three valves per cylinder as well as multipoint fuel injection. Turbos came only with 5-speed manual shift, while base and LS models could have an optional 4-speed automatic.
Nothing but detail changes were evident on Hyundai’s sport coupe this season.
Scoupes dropped out of the Hyundai lineup after the 1995 model year.