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Return of the sports coupe? List of upcoming coupe cars


Toyota FT-86 Concept 2009 October Tokyo motor show

UPDATE 9/9/2010:  Added 2012 Civic Coupe picture
UPDATE 3/31/2010:  Added 2011 Scion tC picture
UPDATE 2/3/2010:  Added 2010 date for redesigned Scion tC and no Audi R4…
UPDATE 1/10/2010:  Added VW Jetta Coupe

UPDATE 1/1/2010:  Added speculative Toyota small hybrid sport coupe

With the increase of popularity in cars, will we see a return in popularity of the entry-level sports coupe? I’d hope they would bring back the ’94 Celica, RSX, CL and other coupe’s that were canceled. Here are some 2009 sales numbers of ‘affordable’ coupe’s (max $30K) to get some idea where the popularity is now. Compared to historic coupe sales the Camaro & Mustang do well but difficult to say if there would be a general coupe comeback:

up to $30K

Base Price

Sales Dec ’09 Sales ’09

Change ’08

Total U.S. Light vehicle sales





Chevrolet Camaro $23K 7,548      61,648 new model
Dodge Challenger $23K 2,536      25,852 new model last year
Ford Mustang $21K 6,527      66,623 -27%
Honda Accord Coupe $23K ? (28,238 total sales) ? (290,056 total sales) ? est. 10% of total sales
Honda Civic Coupe Si $22K ? ? No breakout within model
Hyundai Genesis Coupe $22K ? (2,354 total sales) ? No breakout within model
Tiburon: 8,288
Mazda MX-5 $24K   464       7,917 -28%
Mazda RX-8 $27K   128       2,217 -34%
Mitsibishi Eclipse $20K   189       4,262 -72% (redesign coming)
Nissan Altima Coupe





Nissan 350/370Z


  924      13,117

+27% (‘09 redesign)

Scion tC


1,047      17,998


Here are past sales for the popular Toyota Celica model (redesigns: 1978,1981,1985,1990,1994,2000):


Upcoming sport coupe models (note <$30K):




Acura coupe



Not confirmed but Acura is looking into this segment after they stopped production of the RSX and CL

Acura NSX ’11


Canceled for now

Ok I admit this won’t be an affordable coupe:-). But looks great so…

Cadillac CTS Coupe

2010 Fall $40K

Video’s: CTS-Coupe,
CTS Coupe Walk around HD

Official page:
2011 CTS Coupe

Chevrolet Camaro ’10

2009 Available  now

Pricing starts at $23K

Honda CR-Z Hybrid ’11

2010 Feb

2010 2nd half US & Europe

  See full info here:


Honda S2000 ‘12
2012 est. Unconfirmed at this point.
Honda Civic Coupe Si ‘12
2011 Q4 Next Civic redesign will be in 2011
Hyundai Genesis Coupe


Available  now

Starting at $22K

Edmunds full test
Car & Driver test
Motortrend test video
Motortrend video behind the numbers

Hyundai Small Coupe Veloster 2012


Around 40mpg, 140hp, fwd

Kia Forte Coupe

2009 Available   now

Starting at $17K, 25/34 mpg

Insideline Full Test video

Mazda RX-7 2012


Details are unknown but speculation is that the car will be priced under $30K

Nissan 240SX


RWD and same platform as 370Z
1.8l turbo with 200hp est.

Nissan coupe


Not sure if this will come given its competes with the Altima coupe. Perhaps for Europe/Japan only.

Toyota Hybrid Sports coupe
MR2 or Prius Coupe
? Unconfirmed. We should know more in 2010
Toyota Supra ‘12
2011 UPDATE 6/21/09: Toyota mentioned a new Supra for 2011 but not confirmed at this point.
Toyota AE86 / Celica ’12
/ Subaru


end of 2011 

Joint Toyota Subaru car development.

UPDATE 2010/2/11: Latest news is that the design will change and that the Subaru model will not differ from the Toyota design other than equipment level and badge.

UPDATE 2009/11/19: The Subaru version would be slightly longer (+2cm), AWD and bit more power (250 instead of 200hp). Price might be around $30K for the Subaru.

UPDATE 2009/10/6: Concept shown in Tokyo motor show. Looks close to production. Length is about 4.16m which is smaller than last Celica 4.33m.

VW Jetta Coupe

US only?

Introduced at Detroit 2010

Unformed for production.

Length 4.54m

1.4-liter TSI inline-four, 148 hp; 177 pound/feet.

Hybrid model is estimated to achieve 45mpg on EPA and from 0-60mph in 8.1 sec.

Scion tC ’11


Redesign Scion tC. Doesn’t look as aggressive or sporty as Toyota promised:-(.


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